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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:38 PM

I'm tight on equipment right now; all I have is a RED One MX and a Blackmagic Pocket.

 

Obviously the RED One will be more impressive to clients so I'd like to use that one, but I'm not sure it can withstand what I'll be doing with it.

 

Some geologists are fixing a dam and they need someone to get video of the entire process which takes almost 4 hours.

In 75 degree F heat, can that body handle a solid 3.5 hour run with no issues? I have enough hard drive space to make it work.

 

Perhaps I should consider time lapse mode? Should I say "screw it" and show up with a BMPocket?

 

As always, thank you.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 08:40 PM

I mean 75 degrees isn't too hot to be honest-- I just would worry more about power draw. I"m assuming you''ll be on mains power?

In truth; though, I am sure a BM pocket kitted up would equally impress the clients-- I would just go with what's best for the project, and what it's needed.


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#3 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:51 PM

Are you sure you mean 75F.. thats only 24C.. if a camera cant run 4 hrs in that I would ditch the camera straight away.. Ive just got back from Singapore blasting away all day in 37C and 90% humidity.. camera,s get really hot to the touch but will keep on working.. over 45C is pushing it probably.. but 24C is considered cold in alot of the world.. :)


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:14 AM

Why not run BOTH? ;-) Heck, bring along a DSLR and run a third camera as a time lapse with the DSLR! :-D

No harm in doing that, and that way you're covered if the RED One fails.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 01:36 PM

For sure the Pocket can run for 4 (or 17!) hours in 30c temps without being powered off... I've done it.  I also sweated just a bit. 


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#6 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:45 PM

Unrelated to that shoot but I was running the RED at 24p for 60 minutes straight and it overheated. That was 69F indoors. What the hell will I do this camera... The sensor looks so good but everything around it is a headache.


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:50 PM

It's reallly designed as a cinema camera-- not something to be run for 60 min straight. That said, you're not blocking the bottom vents with anything are you?


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#8 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:50 AM

The ones diagonally facing the ground? No.

 

Is the Epic any better at running for long periods? I'm in love with the look, there has to be a way I can get flexible functionality with it as well.


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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

Yes the newer cameras are better at heat management (substantially) and i've done numerous long interviews on them, just watch where you put your hand on top of the "jet exhaust" lol it gets a bit warm.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:16 PM

Alright, thanks for the tips.


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