Hand-held cameras are soon becoming a thing of the past, and thankfully with that so are the days of trying to juggle your camera and ski poles at the same time. So you’ve ditched the old camcorder and upgraded to a new HD action camera – at last, you can concentrate on skiing again.
So the question is, how and where do you mount the camera to gain the best footage? There are a number of different ways to mount your action camera when skiing, here are some of the different options.
Helmet mounts are one of the most popular methods of mounting a camera when skiing. Helmet mounts come in several variations: Front helmet mounts fit at the front of your helmet like a head lamp, they can be extended out in front of the helmet so you can turn the camera back on yourself for self-portrait videos. For smaller ‘bullet’ style cameras you can use a Velcro mount that sticks to the side of your helmet using a strong adhesive pad and elasticated straps. The advantage of this kind of mount is that you can remove it after use and simply re-attach it to the Velcro pad next time you ski.
If you don’t wear a helmet, worry not – there are other mounting options available. For example, a goggle strap mount fits securely on to the side of your goggles and is the best way capture footage with a ‘point-of-view’ effect. Of course you’re limited to the size of the camera you use with this method.
Chest mounts make it easy to capture immersive video footage from your chest with the advantage of allowing easy access to your camera when you need it. Most chest mount harnesses have a quick release mechanism, meaning you can clip your camera in and out with ease.
Some great footage can also be achieved by mounting your camera to one of your ski poles. Most ski pole mounts come with a pivoting mechanism that allow you to position your camera at variable angles. The advantage of a ski pole mount is that you’re not limited to only capturing what’s in your direct line of sight, like you often are with some other mounts.
No matter what type of camera mount you choose, it’s important to ensure the mount you have is correct for the job and is attached securely. For more information on the types of camera mounts available and advice on fitting them, please contact Action Cameras.