A Quick Look at Helmet Cameras

• Using a helmet camera for a different point of view
• Two types of helmet cameras that you need to determine before using any of those
• Using helmet cameras not just in sports, but for research purposes like a documentary

Helmet cameras are a dime a dozen these days. A helmet cam came into the scene courtesy of these raceway championships where spectators want to see a glimpse of the action by attaching a camera into the helmet. Ever since its introduction in the late 80s, helmet cams have become one of the more popular gadgets in the race tracks.

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But a helmet cam has its own unique evolution. Some people use helmet cams not for sports, but for research or for doing expedition work, like making documentaries and reports. It’s so convenient, you don’t have to hold the camera anymore when taking a video, and many view helmet cams as an uptake, a development, as far as video and photography point of view is concerned.

Helmet cams are classified into two categories, namely, Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) and Charge-Coupled Device (CCD). Although both cameras have almost the same type of function, CCD, however, is more powerful than CMOS because it has 12VDC power as compared to the latter with 5VDC. CCD’s have superior photo quality and a much better color replication compared to CMOS.

But helmet cameras, most of the time, are associated with sports. It’s where the real action takes place. Even paragliders use bullet cameras, another name for helmet camera, for them to capture the essence of flying, and to show viewers what it feels like to float in the air.

A helmet camera would cost much, but if you can have one, it’s worth it. You’ll be able to take your viewers in that unique ride of yours. Just another way of capturing a particular scene through the lens of your helmet camera.

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