The BEEP Test
How many times have you been out on the bike, on the slopes or in the boat and thought, this footage will be awesome. You tell all your mates, you are going to want to see this video once I am done with it. Then you get back home and have a look at your SD or microSD card and find that you have recorded nothing at all. It is such a common mistake, not only for people that are new to sports action cameras, but for seasoned users and experts, this is a common mistake also. The old rookie mistake you might say.
You were sure the batteries were charged and the memory card was empty, yet there is not a second of footage saved on the memory card. It is normally something so simple that causes you to miss out on your prized footage, but that simple error or glitch can really be quite annoying. There is a simple three word solution to this problem that gets us all wound up once in a while.
Art of Mounting – Get down low
This is the first in our series of ‘Mounting How-To Articles’ with recommendations and ideas for mounting your action sports camera to maximize the impact of your action videos.
GoPro, Contour & VIO cameras are usually referred to as point of view (POV) cameras. This may be one of their primary uses, but with the massive range of mounting solutions available the sky, or should I say in this case, the ground is the limit.
Point of View, or helmet mounting may be quick, easy and convenient. Yet in a lot of cases this is not the ideal mounting solution to gain the full effect of the sport or activity you are videoing. We have experimented with many different sports and many different mounting positions, be it standard, extreme and just plain weird mounting concepts. Some positions work quite well, some don’t. You need patience and creativity to get the perfect angle for capturing the action of your sporting endeavours.