Helmet Camcorder Technology Review Helmet cameras are simply video cameras which are especially designed for mounting onto a helmet. These cameras are particularly popular for recording action and adventure from a first-person perspect
News-Antique.com - Dec 02,2008 - Helmet cameras are simply video cameras which are especially designed for mounting onto a helmet. With recent technological advances in digital optics and connectivity, helmet cameras have gone from expensive, bulky units typically seen atop skydivers in action videos, to tiny, self-contained systems designed to record hours of everything the wearer sees and hears. Most helmet camera systems include mounting hardware which is easily adapted for mounting on almost any platform imaginable. Therefore, helmet cameras aren't only for helmets, but for any time and any place the unobtrusive capture of video and audio is desired.
As such, helmet cameras are particularly popular for recording action and adventure from a first-person perspective. Helmet cameras are often used to record nature and underwater footage for later broadcast on television. Helmet cameras are regularly used by civilian and military authorities for training and evidentiary purposes.
Quality helmet camera systems are available for between one hundred dollars, and a couple thousand dollars, making their use widespread not only with professional videographers, but also hobbyists, hunters, adventurers, and sporting enthusiasts.
The recent, widespread adoption of wireless connectivity technology has effectively cut the last tethers preventing single individuals from operating a camera while simultaneously and fully engaging in activities requiring the use of both hands. The operation of wireless helmet cameras can be controlled from a distance, or from a wireless control held by the wearer. The captured video feed is typically recorded to the same standard memory card used for digital cameras. However, wireless transmission of the video feed allows the action to be broadcast in real time, making the wireless helmet cameras popular for broadcasting live video feeds to the internet. The wireless broadcast may also be stored on a remote recorder.
While reducing their weight and reducing their size, recent advances in battery technology have also greatly extended the operating time of helmet cameras. Combining wireless transmission of the video to a remote server, with the use of an external rechargeable battery pack, produces a mobile system which can record or broadcast non-stop for hours or days on end.
Helmet cameras typically include adaptable mounting hardware, allowing the camera to be attached to almost any kind of platform. Helmet cameras are great for use on mobile platforms, such as the frame of a bicycle, the gondola of a hot air balloon, or almost any place you can imagine attaching something the approximate size, shape, and weight of a small flashlight.
If you are interested in purchasing a helmet camera, there are many great vendors selling a wide selection of affordable helmet camera systems. Because these systems are so flexible in their use, it pays to thoroughly research all of the available options before deciding on a particular model. Many affordable helmet camera systems are sold for specific applications, such as motorcycle helmet video capture, yet can be easily adapted to suit a different application, such as skydiving video capture. It's entirely possible the best system for your application may not be sold as