Clothespin clip with gooseneck (ACMPM-001)
The ACMPM-001 mount allows you to mount the Action Camera on a surface of any geometry with a diameter in the range of 5-50 mm. The mount consists of two elements: the mount itself (clamp) and a flexible extension. The clamp can be used either directly or with a swivel extension. On the inner surface of the “crab” there is a rubberized coating, so that the camera will not slip even on a smooth surface. Designed to mount a GoPro HERO3 camera.
Chest Mount AGCHM-001
This mount securely fixes the shooting equipment on the operator’s chest at 4 points. The belts here are also adjustable in a wide range. As a result, this accessory will suit both a fragile teenager in a thin T-shirt and a tourist in bulky outerwear. The belt material is elastic. Despite the fact that it is synthetic, the fabric breathes without creating a steam room underneath. Comes with a universal clip.
A head-mounted action camera mount provides freedom of action, a good viewing angle and a first-person view. The stabilization is provided directly by the head, in addition, the rotation of the picture will be smooth. Headbands are used by extreme sportsmen, bloggers, streamers.
You can attach the device to a bicycle or ski helmet using Velcro, a strap or an elastic band. Such latches allow you to change the position and angle of shooting. For the most part, they are universal and fit both different camera models and different helmets.
In order to attach the action camera to your head, you should use the head mount. It consists of special straps that are worn around the head and connected at the top. For reliability, in some cases, a strap for fastening under the chin is added.
Ski helmet holders have ventilation holes. In this case, all the same belts and elastic bands are used, which are threaded through the holes and are tightly fixed. Suitable for all helmets with holes. for skateboarders or cyclists. On closed helmets, for example, motorcycle helmets, this method is not applicable, but you can use a special stand that is securely fixed on the surface of the helmet using double-sided tape. At the same time, it has a hinge mount with the ability to rotate the device 360 degrees and a knee to raise or further expose the camera to the side. They are peeled off only upon direct impact on the device case or on the fasteners themselves. Those who still fear losing it can use a safety cable.
The L-elbow outrigger is used when the operator wants to film himself and needs to remove the camera a little. Fixation is carried out using Velcro or a suction cup.
For a motorcycle helmet, you should use a special fastener with a turntable. They are installed on the forehead, crown or under the chin. Special snap fasteners have been developed for cyclists and winter sports enthusiasts.
How to choose a mount for your Action Camera
When choosing a mount for an Action Camera, there are several aspects worth paying attention to. If the camera will be fixed to the body, it is better to choose the mount with straps made of elastic material. This will create a comfortable “fit” and secure fixation.
The device should not cause discomfort. It should be comfortable to move in it. Good fastening is easy to put on, does not cause irritation on contact with the skin, even with high pressure. Silicone or rubberized pads (or just sections on the straps) allow you to fix the mount in a comfortable position, without slipping.
HEAD STRAP ASSEMBLING FOR REMAX sd-01
Having additional fixing straps is a big advantage. This mount securely fixes the camera even with high user activity.
Where to mount the camera
Action camera holders are designed to be fixed on the body, equipment or on a helmet to provide shooting without the need to hold the device and generally be distracted by it. Like the camera itself, good mounts are resistant to water, cold, dirt, or shock. Of course, different mounting methods may be inapplicable due to climate peculiarities, for example, using a suction cup in a hot and dusty place is not always convenient.
Depending on how you plan to use the device, the type of attachment is also chosen. a suction cup, a bracket, a Velcro, a belt clip, elastic bands, a rotary mechanism. The manufacturer answers the question of how to fix the camera in the instructions for the device, but when choosing a place, several points should be taken into account:
- what angle of view is needed;
- how much the camera should not interfere with the freedom of movement;
- the ability to control the camera during shooting;
Based on this, the clamps are conventionally divided according to the place of attachment:
- on the head;
- on the body;
- per vehicle.
Popular GoPro Action Camera Mounts
An overview of the most popular models is presented below.
For attaching to a pipe or frame (GRBM30)
The GoPro Roll Bar Mount is universal, suitable for fixing the camera to a frame or pipe with a diameter of 35-63 mm. The set includes a three-axis swivel adapter that allows you to adjust the desired shooting angle (fixed in three positions). The accessory is made of high quality materials, capable of withstanding severe plastic and shock loads. You can attach the camera to a bicycle or yacht mast, it will not fly anywhere and will not even budge.
Action camera mount options
The popularity of conventional video cameras is decreasing every year. The reason is that a decent video can be shot even with a good smartphone, and besides, it is much more convenient and easier to use an action camera. It’s easier to operate, doesn’t take up much space, is ready for extreme use, and doesn’t even have to be held in your hands. Many manufacturers offer action cameras mounts that allow them to be placed almost anywhere on the body or equipment. Different ways of attaching the camera for different types of shooting will be discussed below.
Setup Action Cam Head Strap
Choosing and using head mounts for action cameras
To securely fix the action camera on the head, several types of holders and mounts have been created. They allow you to free your hands during the shooting process, which greatly simplifies the use of video equipment. Let’s figure out what types of fasteners manufacturers offer, what are its features, and how to choose the best solution.
Types of fasteners
To accommodate the action cameras on the head, specialized straps were made. They are located around the head and connect securely in the upper zone. These holders are flexible and can be adjusted according to the size of the head. These headbands are versatile and can also be worn over a safety helmet, hard hat, or other headgear. There are more reliable fasteners. it has an additional strap designed to be located under the chin.
On sale there are models specially designed for mounting on a helmet. In this case, the video recorder is attached to a belt or special velcro. It can have an external holder, due to which you can quickly and effortlessly change the viewing angle.
For scuba diving, action camera accessory manufacturers offer masks with a standard mount for fixation devices. Such fasteners have a well thought-out design.
There is a special elastic band behind the mask, thanks to which the product becomes easy to use. it does not squeeze the head and does not rub the skin.
Features of the
Action cameras are often used for shooting in difficult conditions. This technique is actively used by bloggers, fans of extreme sports, diving, avid hunters and fishermen. Thanks to her, exciting and spectacular first-person videos are obtained.
However, it is inconvenient to record video on such devices without special accessories. holders. The most popular and widespread is the head mount for an action camera.
By choosing such a mount, you can fix the compact video camera on the forehead or close to the bridge of the nose.
This arrangement of the device has certain advantages:
- complete freedom of movement;
- wide viewing angle;
- reliable fixation of the device;
- good video quality;
- smooth image rotation;
- excellent stabilization.
Almost all types of head mounts are considered universal. they can be used for any model of action cameras.
There are a few important tips to consider when buying a head mount for an action camera.
- Choose accessories with elastic straps. Thanks to them, it is possible to make the necessary adjustments for the most comfortable use of the camera. Despite the simplicity, such holders allow you to reliably fix the video recording device.
- Before buying, you should try on the fasteners. The belts should not press on the head or cause any other discomfort. The fasteners should be easy to put on and take off without damaging the skin.
- If possible, it is recommended to give preference to products with rubberized elements. Thanks to this basis, the risk of the holder slipping off during extreme sports is reduced.
- It is best to choose a mount with an additional chin strap. it will add reliability. Thanks to such head-mounted holders, you can not think about the safety of the action camera. the device will remain in place along with the fasteners even during parachute jumps or snowboard descents from steep slopes.
Choosing a retainer, it is important for Honor not only its ease of use, but also the model of the action camera.
If the hardware is found to be incompatible with the device, it will become useless. In addition, the holder must be robust, reliable, durable, shock-resistant and resistant to high humidity. In order to purchase a good quality accessory, it is important not to pursue cheapness, preferring cheaper models. It is recommended to take a closer look at reliable products from trusted manufacturers that make accessories for action cameras from quality materials.
How to fix?
Many GoPro camera owners are interested in how to attach a video camera to their head without a helmet. For this, special elastic belts are taken. They need to be worn over the head and adjusted according to their size.
Some straps have a special Velcro strap for securing the camera. reliable clips are equipped with a clip or clothespin to secure the camcorder.
There are also reinforced holders. they include an additional chin strap in the kit. It is located under the chin and is secured by the upper straps. If such equipment is not necessary, you can quickly unfasten it, having received a standard head fastener.
How to choose a mount for an action camera, see the video below.
How to attach a GoPro action camera to your helmet
A GoPro action camera is capable of capturing the smallest movement, making it ideal for capturing video. Fans of shooting in the popular first-person format know that a high-quality camera mount is very important and opt for two types of mounts: helmet mount and chest mount. Such fasteners give freedom of movement, the best view, and reliable fixation. Using them, we get a clear, dynamic video that can be bragged to friends. And from the most successful shots to edit the whole film.
Helmet mounts are some of the most popular among cycling enthusiasts. avid extreme lovers. bloggers and other GoPro camera owners. Therefore, today we will talk specifically about these mounts. their types. installation methods.
Mounts must be selected for the helmet used. paying attention to the quality of the material. it should not give rise to a drop of doubt. After all, we do not want to lose the camera in the forest or on a snowy slope.
Cycling (ventilated) helmet.
The GoPro Vented Helmet Strap Mount is perfect for this helmet. fixing the GoPro Hero action camera through the vents. Thanks to the special gasket, the camera will not slip. and the vertical adjustment allows you to adjust the desired shooting angle.
If your helmet has a visor with holes. you can also use a ventilated bicycle helmet mount. Secure it through these holes. as shown in the video.
Otherwise, attach the camera to the adhesive platform. So that the mount does not interfere with the opening of the wind protection. it is worth attaching the camera to the side. GoPro Helmet FrontSide Mount allows you to rotate the camera 360˚ without removing it from the helmet, as well as shoot backwards.
Sometimes the camera is mounted on top of the helmet. closer to the back of the head. focusing on the edge of the folded back protective glass. Use a J. Latch or SP Swivel Arm Mount to increase the distance from the platform to the camera and the helmet will not interfere with the view of the lens.
Helmets for snowboard, alpine skiing and others.
Just like on a motorcycle helmet, the adhesive platform is convenient for attaching your GoPro action camera to the following locations:
The front is one of the best positions, as the camera will grip even under the most extreme shooting conditions. Use the SP POV Extender, which is a special outrigger that mounts to a platform. He will help you shoot yourself, while capturing everything that happens behind you.
On top of the helmet. allows you to achieve a fairly stable picture. while changing the direction of the camera, it makes it possible to shoot as if in front of you. and behind the back. By purchasing fasteners with a hinge base. you can change the angle in one motion. without difficulty getting an interesting video sequence.
Sideways. the camera is easier to control. change the angle of inclination. Shooting can also be done in two directions.
What about platforms ?
It is better to choose a mount from well-known manufacturers with 3m tape at the base. The helmets are rounded. so choose curved platforms. High quality. correctly fixed platform. securely fixes the camera to the helmet. eliminating unnecessary vibration. making the picture clearer. and the video is nicer to watch. There is no need to doubt the reliability of such an attachment. the adhesive platform will keep even in water. After all, companies are manufacturers. such as the GoPro test the durability of the accessory. testing it at speeds over 300 km / h.
Before fixing the platform. choose the most suitable place for maximum contact between the base of the mount and the surface of the helmet. Considering. that helmets often have a ribbed surface. ideal attachment point. you may have to look. If there is only a suitable surface on the back of the head. where to mount the action. the camera is completely useless. select the location based on the best camera angle. and go around the relief. cutting off the interfering parts of the adhesive base of the platform. This will provide better grip on the helmet. Using glue pads. be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Before installing the platform, thoroughly clean the surface of the helmet from any existing dirt. use a cotton ball or soft cloth. moistened with an alcohol-containing solution. Do not use strong solvents. they can damage the paintwork of the helmet. You get unsurpassed hold when the installation site is clean. dry. fat-free.
After the selected area on the helmet is cleaned and dried. take the platform. remove the film. tight. but press down gently. Note. the main thing is not the time of contact. and the force of pressing. 30 seconds should be enough. While doing this, watch out. so that the platform adheres evenly to the surface of the helmet on all sides.
After 24 hours. when the glue has finally set to the surface of the helmet. mount can be used.
Helpful advice :
Purchase an additional fixation kit. consisting of self-adhesive pads and safety straps. If the camera is for what. then the reason will fall off the mount. an additional retainer will hold it. Safety base. as well as the platform. should be taken only on 3m tape at the base. and placing it, select the optimal distance. making sure that the safety rope is long enough for you.
How and where to attach the camera to the helmet?
and more extreme lovers are purchasing action cameras to capture their adventures. But how to attach an action camera to a helmet?
In today’s article, we will show you what mount and where is it better to attach your GoPro, SJCAM or Xiaomi YI action camera to the helmet.
The mount in question is suitable for any type of helmet: ski, cross, open, transformer, intergral, etc.
As a rule, adapters are used for fastening with glue in a curved shape (since most helmets have a rounded shape anywhere):
The adapter consists of 3M double-sided tape and a flat pad for the base clip:
We glue the tape to the site, and then to the surface where you want the camera to be located. Of course, the surface must be clean and dry. Also, for the best reliability, the tape should be completely adhered to the surface.
We hasten to warn you that the site is glued “forever”. Thereby. reliability. You cannot tear off the platform with your hands. Glued tightly. There are ways to peel off the pad by heating it with an industrial hair dryer, but that’s another story and there is a high probability that you will damage the helmet or other surface on which the adapter is glued.
Used action camera for skiing, cycling, motorcycle, etc. You can be 100% sure that this adapter will not come off.
The most popular place to mount action cameras GoPro, SJCAM, Xiaomi YI on ski and other types of helmets. top center.
First, the camera can be directed both in front and back. That will allow you to shoot everything that is in front of you and everything that is behind you, respectively;
Secondly, you can adjust the camera so that nothing superfluous will get into the frame (for example, a “piece” of a helmet);
Thirdly, by gluing the pad in this place, you can use this extension cord:
And finally, this place for attaching the camera to the helmet will allow you to use “wearable” stabilizers, for example FEIYU WG, FEIYU WGS or REMOVU S1
Otherwise, the camera will be attached sideways and will shoot accordingly. The adapter will help you set the correct angle.
There are other modifications of these adapters that may suit you better.
And the third most popular mount for action cameras GoPro, SJCAM, Xiaomi YI on the helmet in the center, on the chin.
It will allow you to get unique shots from the “first person”, but has disadvantages:
Can snag on the protection or shoulder when turning the head;
There are very few helmets of a suitable shape with a place to attach a pad;
There is simply no place on an “open” helmet where this type of attachment can be applied.
You can use various adapters and glue the pad on the side, but this is individual and depends on the shape of the helmet.
How to mount a camera to your head without glueing
The simplest and most common way of attaching an Action Camera is to the head, it is an elastic strap with attachment under the camera. There are straps with additional fixation on the chin for extreme and active filming.
How to securely attach an Action Camera
Today it is very fashionable to shoot your extreme stunts performed on a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard, alpine skiing, etc. For these purposes, a special device is used. Action Camera, which is distinguished by improved shock resistance, small dimensions and excellent technical characteristics. In order for the resulting video to please with its quality, dynamism, scale and drive, it is necessary to securely and correctly fix this gadget.
Installing Action Camera on a helmet
Usually cameras are mounted on the top of the helmet or on the side. This allows you to completely free your hands and take pictures from the first person. The benefits of a docked camera are obvious:
- Complete freedom of action of the user.
- Reliable fixation.
- The ability to shoot at high speeds.
- High quality recording.
- Wide view of lenses.
The result is a very interesting and exciting video that you can proudly upload to the Internet, show your friends and acquaintances.
When installing the camera on a helmet, use a special platform, double-sided 3M tape, bracket or elastic straps.
If adhesive tape is used to secure the device, the first step will include preparing the surface of the helmet.
- To do this, it is necessary to degrease and carefully clean the helmet from all existing dirt, dust.
- The second stage is direct gluing. A curved plate is best suited for attaching to a helmet. Ideally, heat the surface and pad with a hair dryer. Thus, the quality of gluing the pad on the helmet will be much more reliable.
- The platform must be placed on the helmet and, pressing from all sides, glue.
- The camera is mounted using the latch included in the kit.
You can attach the camera not only to the head, but also to the body. The advantages of this mount are that even if the operator’s head is in constant motion, the camera will still be able to capture only the foreground.
You can attach the camera to your chest. For this, special devices are sold. braces on the chest. They sit very comfortably and do not slip, there are latches. Height and tension can be adjusted. This type of attachment is characterized by wide functionality.
In order to control the shooting, changing the main plan of the video, you can fix the gadget on the wrist, on the shoulder or even on the leg. This will help the straps, which do not restrict movement at all.
Attach Action Camera to car or bike
The camera can be easily installed on a motorcycle, scooter, bicycle and any other vehicle. You can fix the camera in different ways, while adjusting the required angle of view and direction of shooting. Bicycles are sold with mounts that allow you to fix the device on the handlebars. They are made of durable and reliable plastic, which perfectly withstands various mechanical loads and reliably fix the camera. If necessary, they can be turned in the desired direction.