Feb 28, 2020 | Team Green
An action camera is a small, rugged, and portable digital camera that is designed for recording action while immersed in it.
It's no surprise that they're popular among sport participants -especially extreme sports. Think snowboarders, skateboarders, skydivers, and surfers, to name a few. For team sports players, they can be invaluable in practices where you can later review game tape. They deliver an up-close first-person view of whatever's happening as it happens.
Most action cameras have a wide-angle lens with high resolution. This makes the footage of your game, outing, or sports adventure all the more compelling. Also, the footage is easy to share on social media.
Let's learn how to get started filming with the following tips.
To make your final video more enjoyable, try filming a few times with the camera in different positions (better yet, buy two action cams). This extra footage will help give your final video a more complete view of your activity. You may also find that some positions of the camera work better than others. For example, the handlebars on your bike may give you rough footage with lots of bounces and shakes, whereas the view from your chest might be much smoother.
It's crucial to secure the camera during your activity. If it's not secure, it may become dislodged and get broken. This may hurt someone or, worse yet, get lost.
Many users resort to the DIY attachment method of using duct tape. While this is inexpensive, it is hardly the best solution. Many action cameras today are sold with an accessory pack. These accessories will help you use your camera in many different situations. They have mounts for handlebars, helmets, surfboards, for underwater use, and stick extensions, to name a few. If you happen to have a 3D printer, there are many specialized mounts that you can create. For example, stick mounts that attach to hockey or lacrosse sticks.
When you first get your camera, film some things around the house. This will allow you to get the hang of your new HD action camera and the best settings for your planned action.
Your camera's resolution is the number of pixels your device can capture. The more pixels better the image.
The frame rate is the number of pictures your camera can capture per second. Keep in mind that standard playback for film and video is 24 frames per second, although higher recording rates are available.