Inspired by boredom and a discussion about various ways to capture images and video while in Iraq, Lepdog and I floated the idea of mounting a camera to a helmet for hands-free operation. In a flash of brilliant thinking, he asked: “what about the NOD mount?” I pulled my PVS-14 and accessories out of the safe and looked. It seemed promising. I stuck my camera onto the mount and turned the thumbscrew.
Sure enough, the mounting screw for the helmet mount for the PVS-14 is exactly the same size as a standard tripod mount on any camera.
What do you get when you have bored soldiers, high-speed equipment, and an obsessive desire to capture images?
The Helmet-Mounted Tactical Imaging System – Digital, or HMTIS-D (pronounced “him-tiss dee”).