Motorcycles and GoPro cameras have become increasingly popular in recent years. While there are many ways to use a GoPro camera on a motorcycle, mounting it to the helmet is one of the most popular methods.
This blog post will explore some of the best ways to mount a GoPro to a motorcycle adventure helmet. We will also provide tips on how to make sure your GoPro stays secure while you’re riding. Let’s get started!
What is GoPro?
GoPro is an action camera brand popular among extreme sports enthusiasts and people who enjoy capturing adventures on video.
The GoPro camera is small, lightweight, and can be mounted in various ways, making it ideal for capturing footage while riding a motorcycle.
There are many different types of GoPro cameras, but the most popular model for motorcycle riders is the GoPro Hero. The Hero is a compact camera that shoots high-quality video and can be mounted on your helmet using a variety of different methods.
Why is it important to mount your GoPro to your helmet?
There are a few reasons why mounting your GoPro to your helmet is good.
First, it allows you to capture your point of view while riding. It can be great for creating videos or photos that show what it’s like to ride a motorcycle from your perspective.
Second, mounting your GoPro to your helmet keeps the camera steady and secure. It is important because you don’t want your camera bouncing around or falling off while you’re riding.
Third, mounting your GoPro to your helmet makes the camera more aerodynamic. It can help you capture better video footage because wind resistance is less likely to affect the camera.
How to mount your GoPro to your motorcycle helmet?
There are a few different ways to mount your GoPro to your motorcycle helmet.
On the top of the helmet
One popular method is to mount the GoPro on the top of the helmet using a GoPro adhesive mount. This mount type uses a strong adhesive to attach the camera to your helmet. The advantage of this method is that it keeps the camera out of your field of vision and prevents it from being obstructed by your body or motorcycle parts. The disadvantage of this method is that it can be more difficult to aim the camera when it’s mounted on the top of your helmet.
On the side of the helmet
Another popular method is to mount the GoPro on the side of the helmet using a side mount. This type of mount attaches to the side of your helmet using a strap or an adhesive mount. The advantage of this method is that it allows you to aim the camera at different subjects easily. The disadvantage of this method is that the camera can be more likely to be obstructed by your body or motorcycle parts.
Under the visor
The final option is to mount the GoPro under your helmet’s visor. It can be done using a suction cup mount or an adhesive mount. This method has the advantage that the camera is not in your field of vision, and it is not blocked by your body or motorcycle parts. The disadvantage of this method is that it can be more difficult to aim the camera when it’s mounted under the visor.
Non-standard GoPro mounting methods
Mounting on the chest
An additional GoPro camera can be fixed on the chest using a special mount – this is convenient if you want to get a picture of what is happening in front of you, and not just from your own point of view.
If desired, the camera can also be attached to the handlebars using a clamp – this is convenient if you want to take a picture of the road.
Adhesive mount on the gas tank
For more excellent stability, the camera can be glued to the gas tank – this is convenient if you are driving off-road and there is a lot of vibration.
If desired, the GoPro camera can be installed “backward” – in this case, the resulting video will be upside down, but it can be easily fixed using special software.
How to make sure your GoPro stays secure while you’re riding?
You can do a few things to make sure your GoPro stays secure while you’re riding.
- First, use a mount that is designed for motorcycle helmets. It will ensure that the mount is secure and won’t come loose while you’re riding.
- Second, use a secondary safety tether. It is a small strap or cord that attaches the camera to your helmet or motorcycle if the primary mount fails.
- Third, check the mount and camera before each ride. Ensure the mount is securely attached to your helmet and that the camera is securely attached to the mount.
- Fourth, avoid bumpy roads. If you’re riding on a rough road, it’s best to remove the camera from the mount to prevent it from being damaged.
- Fifth, don’t rely on GoPro’s built-in security features. The GoPro can be detached from the mount and stolen. So it’s best to use a secondary security measure, like a lock, to prevent theft.
Tips on how to make the most of your GoPro while riding
Choose the right amount
As we mentioned before, there are a few different ways to mount your GoPro to your motorcycle helmet. Choose the mount that best suits your needs.
Frame your shots
Be sure to frame your shots properly. It means making sure that the camera is pointing in the right direction and that you include all the important elements in the frame.
Shoot in bursts
When you’re shooting a video, it’s a good idea to shoot in bursts. It means taking short clips of video instead of one long clip. It will help you avoid missing any important moments, making editing your video footage easier.
Use a gimbal
A gimbal is a device that helps to stabilize your camera. It can be especially helpful when shooting a video from a moving motorcycle.
Edit your footage
Once you’ve shot your video footage, it’s time to edit it. It is where you’ll put all of your clips together and add any special effects or transitions.
Publish your video
Once you’re happy with your edited video, it’s time to share it with the world. You can do this by uploading it to YouTube or another video-sharing website.