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Monday
Apr142014

Moto-Vlogging with the Sony Action Camera

Judging from some comments under my Sony AS100 action camera review, a few people still believe it's not possible to access the microphone socket on the camera when it's mounted to something. This was an issue that Sony resolved last year with the introduction of their Skeleton Case...but it seems like it must be time for a demonstration. 

 

Here is a list of items featured in the video.

The Audio Technica ATR3350 Microphone (also used for the piece to camera at the beginning)

If you haven't been keeping up to date with the available accessories for the Sony Action Camera range, you may be surprised by how many items are now available. You can bring yourself up to speed by looking here on the UK Sony Shop..and there is an even greater range of accessories available in Japan

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Reader Comments (24)

Hi Mat, well this is a first for me,to watch an entertaining and informative moto-vlog. It makes a difference having a lovely day to take the video too. Very impressed with the quality and clariity of the video and the sound, considering you are speaking real time with a helmet on. Very impressive indeed to do an entertaining commentary while on the bike and point out local landmarks. Is there no end of your talents?

Thanks again.

Daz

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

There are a few things I'd do differently if this was a hobby I planned to take up - but as this was a one off - shot edited and uploaded within 5 hours - I'm relatively satisfied with the results.

I'll take a break for a few days then I'll be onto the next gadget, not sure what it is yet, but that's a big part of the fun for me.

April 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Well done on the setup and video, big fan of Sir Bradley here so that was a nice touch although I didn't quite get what that gold box was about (mail ?) and why it would be gold for Wiggo...a fan of his maybe?

April 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWebvan

Nice video, thanks for making it.

As to your pondering question about fanboism, IMO I think a lot of people want to feel 'justified' for their decisions so that's why a lot of fanboi's are so vehement in their support for certain companies and their products.

Finding the best solution for you is what is most important. Besides, the one thing these companies love about you is your money and if you can't give them that, they have no problem with getting it from someone else. :p

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBicketybam

Hi Matt, To avoid surround (wind) noise you could consider using a throat microphone.
I've been using this one with good results: http://www.ixradio.com/shop/throat-mic/XTM880RD
Thanks and greetings.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteraviva

Hi Mat, To eliminate stray noise you may want to consider a throat microphone, I've used this one with success: http://www.ixradio.com/shop/throat-mic/XTM880RD
Thanks for your reviews and greetings

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteraviva

Hi,

Thanks again for another excellent review.

Proof of your talent is that you are truly part of a very select group of authors that get my undivided attention even if I really don't care at all for most of the products you review. I'm very happy with my Mobius and yet I never miss a single video you post—and I'm even going through the entire archive. Gosh, I've even watched you making French fries and enjoyed every moment of it! (Yes, my wife also questions my sanity.)

These last two videos raised a poignant question so I'll have to bite and ask: do you keep a special brand new penny just for shooting purposes? You are so fastidious with your quality standards that I can see you going to the bank and asking for a freshly mint coin to shoot the tripod mounting scenes. :o)

Anyway, thanks for your great work and for being always willing help. In the age of self-entitled ignorant internet commenters this Herculean, if not Sisyphean task, requires a great deal of patience.

Have a nice day.

April 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDashing Along

You aren't too far from the truth... I did make a special effort to pick out a shiny coin from my wallet for both videos. I'm still learning on the patience thing.

April 16, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Matt ,

Thanks again for another entertaining video . Unfortunately , as ever , there is always one person that asks "that one question" that you haven't got covered by the buying / info links .
Sorry to be "that person" that is asking "that one question" , but can you possibly provide a link to a cheap reputable supplier of memory cards please ? Or do you just pay top dollar from eBuyer or some such place ? There seems to be quite a plethora of "upgraded" cards on the market at the moment . The last thing I want after recording something is to loose it all on a dodgy card .

Thanks

Fat Biker

April 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFat Biker

I only buy cards from Amazon themselves - (not their marketplace sellers). One reason is because I have prime, but another reason is because you can trust Amazon to source their products direct from the manufacturer. This is a link to the 64GB SDXC card I bought for and used in the video. http://amzn.to/1eYDkW3

April 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Informative and entertaining. Many thanks for the work you put into these high-quality video instructionals and for taking the time to reply to questions. Much appreciated Matt. Best. Michael.

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Keating

Thanks for the link Matt . Duely purchased .
:-)

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFat Biker

Hello Matt,
This is first time posting on this Blog But you Should do more of those Moto Vlogging I really enjoy it!
So I wish you could do more of those :P

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterha0511kr

hey,
there is any flat lens to underwater fotage ?
i didnt find any...
appriciate your answer !

May 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterliron

Hello Techmoan. Have you ever reviewed a Geonaute G-eye available from Decathlon?

I was wondering about this camera's quality and worthiness of buying?

Thank you

May 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

Hi,
Love your reviews and followed them a while.
Even got the small 808 from checking the reviews out.

Well I to concluded that the Sony 100 would be my best choice based pretty much on the same reasons that you concluded.
I do also do two wheel ride but on big scooter and part idea was to document for fun some and I did get two cam's for it.

Took a old helmet cutting two 3/8" to 1/4" rod converters and epoxy those into helmet and on those the Sony original very small "tripod head" which give max movement/adjust to the cameras and very "discrete" after the circumstance mounting.

A tourist shoot around Stockholm sample, using the gps data as overlay in a bit different fashion,
http://vimeo.com/95883021

Keep up the very good informative/nice work that you do!

Regards,
Tomas

June 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTomas

I am debating between your mount setup and the newly released Sony BLT-UHM1 mount... It looks like the new Sony mount addresses the shortcomings of the old Sony mount and it would work not just for a helmet (using standard stick-on reception plate, but also other things like bicycle helmets/etc.

Thoughts?

July 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWitold

Mat,
Thanks for the good work. I have bought a AS30 for skiing based on your excellent reviews of this market. As of Feb 2015 Sony has introduced a new mount: VCT-HSM1 for £18
It's not available to buy yet, but looks like it perfectly meets my needs for a ski helmet mounting: adjustable in 2 planes and half the price of the BLT-UHM1.
When I get it I will post a brief summary.
Best

February 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

Thanks for the info...looks interesting - if it means I can finally properly side-mount the AS100V to my motorbike helmet, I'm in.

February 17, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

The VCT-HSM1 provides a vertical tripod mount screw, so whilst that would be OK for the AS100V in it's waterproof case, or with the shoe fitted that provides the tripod mount to the camera, it isn't going to allow connection of the microphone as the lower door will be covered. So the skeleton frame would still be needed, plus the right angle bracket. So it's all getting rather bulky again if you want to use an external mic.

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike

So has anyone pulled the trigger on the VCT-HSM1 ? Seems it's the best option for a "non-bulky" helmet mount ?

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwebvan

So I got the VCT-HSM1 and it's not bad, but a bit "fiddly" to adjust if you have it mounted on your helmet while looking at the remote control watch. I think the older ADP-BH1 I hadn't paid attention to might be easier in this respect as there is only one adjustment "nut" (vs 3 on the HSM1) , oh well...

September 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwebvan

I used 3M Dual Lock: Velcro for the 21st century. It's brilliant. I had to shape a piece of clear acrylic to match the contours of the helmet at my preferred attachment point since the Sony curved mount did not match the shape. A strip of DL on the helmet and on the acrylic serves as the fixing. It means I can remove it easily leaving just a clear strip on the helmet. Two small squares of DL on the side of the waterproof case fixes the camera to the acrylic. Repositioning to adjust camera angle is easy and the whole caboodle is rock solid. The opposing "stalks" on the DL "snap" into each other in a comforting manner with none of the flex of velcro. Using just 2 squares on the camera case is plenty and means I can detach the camera without pulling the acrylic block off the helmet. Get some and have a play. You won't be disappointed.
Pics are here:
https://app.box.com/s/vk06ojlfvra7nqkyq2fsgbmnfdgvf61o

October 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterfurnacehouse

Hello Matt,

I have been recording moto-video for sometime now. I ride a Husqvarna TR650 Terra set up for full dual sport riding. I just wanted you to know that I enjoy your vlogs and your blog is very good as well. Thanks for helping us understand the capabilities of these cameras.

November 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdrzcharlie

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