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Rick Forge January 24th, 2006 12:24 PM

Helmet/bullet/hat cams-suggestions?
Looking to add a small bullet type cam to my business. I shoot outdoor videos, fishing/hunting/rafting/etc. Thought it would be great to have a camera attached to a helmet, a fly rod, rifle etc. Any suggestions? I've seen the Samsung sport camera but I have not read any reviews on it--


Bob Costa January 24th, 2006 12:52 PM

Cool. I have been meaning to do a search on this subject, now I can just wait for the advice to roll in....

Rob Wilson January 24th, 2006 02:50 PM


No actual experience to back this up but... I'd think twice about mounting a cam on a rifle (especially a pistol). The g forces they generate probably exceed what would be good for any cam.

Ron Evans January 24th, 2006 03:55 PM

I have just bought one of these http://www.viosport.com/store/custom...e=ac3_overview

for skiing. Have not really tried out yet and am just figuring out how to carry in pack, etc. Off to Colorado to ski in Feb so want to make sure I know how to easily carry and use. I will use my TRV50 as recorder. Testing in doors look OK.

Ron Evans

Jack Smith January 24th, 2006 11:00 PM

I use a bullet cam for hunting ,fishing and sporting video.I made a couple of mounts using mainly......well, velcro.For hunting and fishing I made a hat cam mount using velcro and elastic(seamstress) banding.
I found I needed a large battery pack to power it.Using an 8 cell AA caddy.
Also made up a waterresistant belt pack for the handicam.It needed a clear plastic window to let the remote work.
Need to mark the "up" side of the bullet cam so you can mount it quickly.Also getting use to controlling your head movement ,aka cam movement, takes a while ,so you need to practice this.
I agree with Rob that mounting to a firearm could be hazerdous to the cam.
The view from a hat will typically show the rifle anyway.
By the way you can mount this to a light weight pole and get some cool shots from above the boat.
Overall, they seem to add a nice perspective but certainly won't cover all situations.You still need your shoulder cam.

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