Action Cameras like the Go Pro Hero, Garmin Virb, Insta 360 were designed and or in fact made to shoot the user’s point of view. A lot of us, who love riding motorcycles and living outdoors, would love to show our adventures and journeys to our friends and also share the experience on social media. A story that you would like record, save, to remember for the future. And a lot of professionals have gone to lengths and experimented with various angles to get that most intriguing money shot. In recent years, action cameras have redefined on how you can capture your travel or adventure. Be it an adventure-filled trip or a motorcycle ride with your riding buddies, these action cameras capture everything from the scratch without breaking a sweat. And the small and compact form factor is the advantage because they are easy to carry unlike the DSLRs. However, these action cameras need right kind of mounts to get a handsfree operation.
Traditionally, action cameras been mounted on motorcycle helmets using adhesive tapes/ stickers. Many have even experimented with using the adhesive tapes on motorcycles too. Some have even gone a step further and done the infamous Indian jugaad of using Industrial adhesives like Mseal or Araldite to mount the action camera. What people didn’t realize is that these adhesives not only damage the helmet but also cause a potential hazard point if there was anything untoward that happened.
Why mounting an action camera on helmet is the best choice?
If you are a biker, and want to shoot all your rides, then mounting the camera on your helmet is the best choice and the chin strap mount helps you do just that.
1. You get the best angle & best perspective it covers a wide view and shows riders perspective. It provides for a “Cock-Pit view“, that shows the handle bars, meter console and a clean view of the road ahead.
2. The camera shoots as you turn your head while riding, so the shoot seems very natural.
3. The camera will record all mishaps / accidents which could be useful for insurance purposes.
4. Riders can review their own ride for possible improvements or study purposes.
5. Avoids the sticky mounts and keeps helmet clean.
Couple of years back Telesin decided to put its foot down and design the perfect action camera mount for motorcycle helmets. A Helmet Chin Mount that would not only fit well on a Full-face helmet but also be easy to remove and reuse whenever the user wishes. A versatile Helmet Chin mount that could fit on most Full Face motorcycle helmets was designed.
Since Telesin understood the requirement of the motorcyclists worldwide, they also decided to improve the design. An improved design that fits all motorcycle helmets and also be sturdy, strong and yet be convenient to remove and use on any other helmet the user owns.
Telesin Chin Strap Mount V3
What we have here is the Telesin Chin Mount V3.o which is the 3rd generation chin mount. You might have seen the blue coloured mounts, which are the previous generation designs. Now the disadvantage with the old mounts was that they were not very strong, could break and sometime be difficult to mount. Lets see how the new mounts improves in all these areas.
Now we must remember that Telesin is an official accessory manufacturer for Go Pro and makes one of the best action camera accessories in the world. They have one of the best mounts for action cameras.
1. The new bionic design which Telesin claims that will be fit almost all the helmets.
2. It also comes with a Velcro now so its easier to mount and more secure.
3. There is an inbuilt J mount so you need to use another J mount.
4. The silicon pad used at back is much thicker than before.
Installation of Telesin Chin Mount V3
We tried the mount on 2 different helmets – Bell MX9 Adventure & Scorpion Exo 410 and it fits well on both of them. The complete installation took less than few minutes. This mount will work on all the cameras GoPros, SJCAMs, DJI, Insta 360, EKEN, YI action cameras.
The cost of this mount is slightly higher that the previous generation chin mounts or the ones that are available on Amazon and other e-commerce websites, but considering the quality and strength of this mount, we would definitely recommend Telesin Chin Mount V3.0 .