This is the first year that I have been running with a helmet cam. Here are a few things that I have found out.
1. Make sure you mount it on the right side. I played 8 hours, only to find out that half of my footage was of me behind a tree. I tend to shoot on my right side and I had my camera mounted on the left.
2. Make sure you know how to use it. My first time that I took it out; I didn’t get half of the day recorded. Some how I set it to shut off ever 15 min.
3. Comfort, Comfort, Comfort. During my first long scenario game with it on, I had to take it off after 2 hours. The strap that came with the camera to hold it in place was giving me a headache. If I loosened it up, then the camera would be pointing to low. So what I did was mount it into the mask with a few bolts. On the inside, I place soft leather so it wouldn’t rub against my head.
After all of my trials and errors, I have been very happy with the helmet cam. There are so many different moments that happen during a game that you just can’t explain with words. Now, I just show people.