It’s perhaps a bit of a hit-or-miss thing as far as the adoption and deployment of action cameras go, but these nifty little pieces of tech are in actual fact handier than you may think. It goes a long way beyond feeding one’s vanity – well for those who aren’t using them for that sole purpose in any case.
An Income Opportunity
There is some free software you can download and use to edit some of the footage you shoot with your action camera, otherwise even if you upload your raw footage to your blog or to a public video sharing platform like YouTube, you can monetise your videos. There is a huge demand for what is visually richer content in the form of videos, which takes precedence over text in the major search engines.
Skills Development and Technique Improvement
Outdoor adventurers who are into all manner of outdoor activities cannot help but develop a little bit of a competitive streak in them, so naturally you want to improve all the time. There is no better way to do develop your skills and perhaps improve your technique than to present some visual representations of yourself in the act to someone who might know a thing or two about cycling, rowing, fishing, mountain climbing, surfing, etc. So by all means, record yourself with your action camera!
The Best Form of Memory Preservation
Memories that live in your mind tend to fade over time, even the most powerful of these. If you’re armed with an action camera to collect some footage of what you got up to however, this perhaps makes for the best form of presenting those memories and keeping them as fresh as they were the very moment you made them. Videos shot from the point of view of an action camera essentially make you relive the moment almost as raw as the manner in which it unfolded in reality.
This may come across as a bit of an extreme example to use in exploring the advantages of using an action camera while you’re out enjoying the great outdoors, but for those whose footage has indeed been used as visual records to help them in a legal matter, you won’t find them without their rolling action camera ever again. Action cameras do indeed make for a solid selection of visual records to use as an alibi should the need arise, not only for yourself but also in the case that you might have been in the right place at the right time to catch something like an accident in action. There is perhaps no better piece of evidence than a video for even the best car accident lawyers who otherwise win the cases they take on for their clients regardless.
So if you ever find yourself feeling a bit guilty about the suggested vanity surrounding the use of your action camera, think about how useful what you shoot could be as evidence in a court of law. If your action camera equipment has Wi-Fi capabilities, all the better since you can integrate features such as the location tracker.