Portable HDD via HDMI tap, any experience with that idea?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:53 PM
As the title says.... To overcome the 12min limit shooting 1080 mode, an idea springs to mind of attaching a portable HDD, possibly solid state to get longer recording time and perhaps overcome overheating.
From my little shooting time on 5D/7D, I've always noticed that when camera is paging data to the CF compartment, you can fry an egg on it, so simple logic says that that's where the overheating comes from...
And are we still getting 480p on HDMI out when shooting?
Well, just an idea but perhaps some of you have something to say about it..
Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:04 PM
You can run the camera 12 minutes before it shuts off the recording? I thought it was shorter than that. How many takes last 12 minutes anyway?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:28 PM
The main attraction of doing this is the (vastly) improved picture quality, not the extended duration - really, is 12 minutes not enough for narrative filmmaking?
Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:59 AM
The question came up from Director/s who shoot documentary, long uninterrupted interviews, you get the picture..
Definitely seems more hassle than what it's worth at this time...