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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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7d - 12 min limit - long ceremonies/dances..how?

How are most folks dealing with the 12 minute clip limitation on the 7d? I cant help but wonder what I would do during an extended recording session where I don't want the camera to stop.

How are you handling ceremonies or dances or anything > 12 min where under normal circumstances you'd let it run?

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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Run double system sound and shoot a cutaway.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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A simple and super-quick PAUSE/START should help. You only lose a second (sometimes even less). And like Liam said, "shoot a cutaway".
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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That's pretty much the film method or stagger the starts if running more than one camera, so that you'll always have one camera recording.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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only one way.... more than one camera.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #6
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Yep. It's not an event camera. Any time I've had to shoot some long thing like a talk even with standard video cameras, I always get a second camera and set up on an audience cutaway.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 12:29 AM   #7
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Even if you shoot cutaways and run second system sound, the 7D can suddenly give you an overheating warning... like it did to mine when shooting a bar band the other day. You really need more than one 7D. A handful of them would be good. The more, the better.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #8
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Yes, most pro still photographers use 2 or 3 bodies - so they do not lose time changing lenses! If I shot weddings, which I do not, I would use a min. of two cameras. I use the 7D as a second camera myself and have the profile set to cut with my Ex-3 stuff.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #9
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Jon, without wishing to take this thread into a new direction would you be willing to share some details of the profile you use with the 7D for the EX3? (as those are my main cams too).

If so, maybe if you start a new thread that would be best. Thanks in advance and I promise not to hijack this thread further!
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Old December 11th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #10
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Good points regarding the cutaways and double audio, however, the need for more than one body and the overheating are two significant factors that cannot be ignored.

I picked up a GH1 to avoid both of the aforementioned issues. We'll see how it works out.
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