Shopping for Camera and Camcorder Mounts
Life moves at you fast, so you need to have a steady hand to shoot at any moment. Whether you're capturing the thrill of motorcycle racing or shooting a waterfall while hiking, you need to use camera and camcorder mounts that provide stability in any activity. A combination of tripod supports and base mount attachments to the camera or camcorder provides the needed stability.
Each type of camera mount has its intended purpose, so know your setup and overall composition before getting the gear. If you need to prevent shaking or create clear nighttime shots, a camera tripod mount is crucial. For a video that matches your top speed on the highway, a car camcorder mount can secure your camera in place for controlled motion shots.
Why a Tripod Is Necessary?
While modern SLR cameras come with built-in image stabilization features, they don't prevent shaking completely. A tripod gives stability, which lets you achieve greater focus at low shutter speeds, as well as controlled close-ups. A tripod also allows for a smoother panoramic view of your overall composition.
How to Choose a Tripod
When searching for a camera tripod mount, consider the sites at which you work. A high-quality tripod is portable, easy to adjust, and stable in any situation. Shooting a rugged mountainside scene demands a lightweight tripod with flexible legs and rubber feet. Similarly, a camcorder requires professional video tripod legs that are strong enough to support its weight plus any accessories. Both types of cameras need a sturdy baseplate mounting mechanism with standard threads, or even better, a rapid-release system. Additionally, look for professional video tripod systems that manage drag effectively through a responsive ball system that maintains a smooth, level pan.
How Can I Keep a Camcorder Still While Moving?
While a stationary camcorder wall mount provides the ultimate setup for continued stability, consumer video camera brackets and grips offer flexibility for recording on the go. Whether you're filming your own racing feats or protecting yourself from aggressive drivers, a camcorder car mount gives the real picture.
What Types of Camera Mounts Work in Vehicles?
For the average driver, an interior camcorder dash mount provides a broad recording view of events inside or just outside the car. If you want to record scenes from multiple views outside a vehicle, attach a simple suction cup camera mount to the camcorder and onto a flat surface of a moving object for cool effects. To get stable perspectives of your adventures, choose a bracket lock that clamps securely to an object. For high-end video production, professional camcorder supports and rigs control the camcorder by attaching to your body with straps or a handlebar harness, or through hand or foot grips that control motion capture. Rail systems offer customized options for accessories, too.
To produce great work, keep your photos and videos clear and stable with the right camera and camcorder mounts. Search B&H Photo and Video for a variety of tripods, rigs, and other popular mount products.