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Need a camera for my hockey helmet, any suggestions?

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  1. Tycho- Taylor's Version Wild ferocious creature Platinum Member

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    Hey all, figured this might be a good place to ask about this.

    I took a shot at filming my hockey games last year, using a little camera made just for that purpose.



    Though the camera is pleasantly discreet (I've filmed in a few leagues where that's explicitly banned with no issue), it has a few drawbacks:

    1. The field of vision isn't wide/tall enough. I can barely capture the puck on my stick and the view in front of me at the same time, certainly not well enough to give the viewer a feel for the game.

    2. The image is unstable. Even with as much editing as I know how to do in post (which isn't a lot), the video is still too shaky for many viewers to tolerate.

    3. The image quality could be better.​

    My plan is to try again using a GoPro Hero5, but what I'm going to have to do is cut into the padding and plastic of my backup helmet to make room for the camera in such a way that it won't be too noticeable. I'm not 100% sure this will work or be super safe (not that I get too much contact on the front of my head, but if the camera is too thick it will be pressing up against me), and I'm wondering if there are any alternatives that might fit the helmet a little better while still addressing the 3 problems noted above.

    I can't use a helmet mount like some YouTubers because I'd look like an asshole and just would not be allowed to film in a lot of places I'd like to.

    Comments appreciated.
     
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    Just use a drone and tape the controller to your hockey bat
     
  4. Yoel Bromero Purple Belt

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    Who would want to watch your view of other people scoring goals?
     
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  5. Naught2Sixty Red Belt

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    Discreet af
     
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  6. A.A. Riggs Black By Demand

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    Just use the same one from your R-word helmet.
     
  7. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    Go full Craig McTavish and wear the camera on a head band
     
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    I read GoPro's will record over the old footage every so often.
     

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