I've heard bits and pieces on how one shouldn't blast a light directly into a digital camera (or maybe only DSLR?) to avoid damage to the sensor.
How much light is required to actually screw it up permanently?
I ask because that technical warning seems to have been thrown out the window on countless music video shoots with wide open apertures and work lights/sunlight blasting lens flares right into the sensor. Are they slapping on thick ND filters and boosting the brights back on in post to save the sensor's health?
Been stuck on this one for a while.