Tank Mounting The Veho VCC-005-MUVI-HD10+
One problem I’ve been having with my Veho HD10 camera is with the sound. It seems that the microphone is very sensitive, and will even pick up sounds such as vibrations and movement through the casing if you tape it to anything, like I do.
The way to get around most of the sound issues is to either use the mounts supplied by Veho, or to make your own. I decided to try using one of the ‘official’ Veho mounts.
This one has a strong sticky pad that I stuck onto the tank. The glue is very strong and even just plonking it on there in the cold it stayed put confidently. Ideally, you want to make sure it’s set by sticking it on and leaving it overnight to set properly. There are several of these types supplied.
The camera and mount attaches to this with a velcro pad. I chose this for easy removal, but as it turns out the extra ‘give’ of the velcro meant the camera has far too much free movement! The actual mount itself has two connecting joints (you can add more or remove them as required) – make sure these are screwed in as tight as possible, as they do work loose so the camera position moves!
My petrol tank does move a little with engine vibrations, and this didn’t help matters. Before I’d screwed the joints up REALLY hard, I found the camera started to lean backwards under acceleration so it was filming the sky, and went forwards under hard braking and over harsh bumps. My advice is to use as few of the joints as you possibly can for maximum stability.
I have no interest whatsoever in filming my speedometer – I don’t use cameras to show off or prove anything, so I’m not a major fan of this set-up! You may well love it, and it could be good on track.
To eliminate the excess movement you may also want to stick the camera mount directly to the tank, and not use the velcro pad like I did. If you do this you can still remove the mount and camera quickly and easily, as they all slide and click in securely anyway.
Oh, and the camera itself screws into the mount nicely, with no need for tape, padding, or anything else.
Overall, the mounts are all very good and very easy to use, plus they’re quite adaptable. They’re well thought out, but you need to have a think yourself about where best to put them and which to use.
So what’s next? I didn’t like the tank mounted option because there’s just too much movement on my bike. I think next I will stick one of the pads onto my top yoke and see how that goes. I’m also tempted to get the suction mount and put that on the inside of the windscreen… I’m not sure on a bike there’ll be anywhere on the screen flat enough to get good purchase, though?
And I finally got around to putting the supplied CD-ROM into my laptop – there’s nothing special on it apart from an electronic copy of the user manual, so those who can’t get it to load aren’t missing anything here!
I’ll get more pics and video of my next run…