We've done our share of video and photo whilst trying to ride a motorcycle ... not to mention we're kind of "gadget experts." So when we couldn't find a camera mount we liked, we thought why not design one?
In our humble opinion, the Swivel-CAM Motorcycle Camera Mount is the most flexible and will give you the BEST video/photos possible from a moving motorcycle.
But you don't have to take our word for it; check out the handy tips below. We hope it helps you find just the right mount for YOU!
Many riders have discovered the possibility of re-living their grand "adventure vacations" through video. The problem is, after a minute or two, an unchanging view from the saddle becomes… well… boring. If you want to make your video as exciting as your ride, here are some tips.
Think about what to shoot, where and when - before you leave. Do you want mainly the sites along the road? Your riding buddies? Mainly straight ahead? Or even to the rear? What angle do you want the shots from? Your answers to these questions can help you decide what equipment to get.
#2: Equipment: Cameras & Camera Mounts
What we've found is this: the quality of the camera matters. Some cheaper cameras will be susceptible to every vibration, and - let's face it - you can't eliminate vibration entirely when you're on a motorcycle (no matter how great your camera mount). So get a quality camera. Depending on how you're mounting it, the size and weight of the camera matter as well. Which leads me to my next point...
Where/How to Mount? Here are a few of the most common types of motorcycle camera mounts:
#3: Learn and Test
Learn how to use your camera. Make sure you know when it is and is not recording. (On some cameras it's hard to tell, especially if it's a HelmetCam stuck to your head where you can't see it. I once lost a key sequence because I thought the low-battery light meant the camera was recording.)
Pick a time when traffic is light on your favorite short twisty road. If you can get a friend to help, all the better - you'll find you can use the extra help. Don't be surprised if it takes an entire afternoon to get comfortable with all your motorcycle video taking options.
Speaking of the ROAD... The quality of your video (or photos) is directly proportional to the quality of the road. If you're on a road that looks like this one (like most of the roads near our home!), getting good video is a challenge no matter what kind of camera or mount you choose (but starting with the Swivel-CAM motorcycle camera mount is a good bet)!