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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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The heat is on.....on the street.........I love the 80s

Alright, brianstorming here. My next gig is outside, the projected temperature is 99 degrees, I have four cameras to pay attention to.

So I'm thinking of covering them some how to protect them from the temperature.

I've seen these little mini umbrellas, about the diameter as the cameras are long, or I could toss a light cloth cover over each.

Any ideas either way? I suspect the cameras would be in the sun or shade for some of them, for no longer than an hour and a half.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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I'd be wearing a sweater.

I don't think your cameras will have any problem at that temperature. Down in Phoenix I'm thinking about getting a huge cooler to store my cameras in the car, etc. IMO, it's okay if they get hot, just not for an extended period of time. The tapes are what I'd watch. Even a slight warp would be bad news.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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I don't think your cameras will have any problem at that temperature.
I checked the operating temperature limits of my Z1 according to Sony, and they list a max of 104F. So if it were me, I would tend to worry about a 99 degree day in the sun.

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Old June 5th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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Yeah, goofy or not, I think I'm going to umbrella them, seems I've seen Speilburg do it.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #5
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I just had a wedding shoot last Saturday and it was over 100 degrees. I cover the cameras with a white terry-cloth washcloth in situations like that. Never had a problem.

Like Dana said, though, it's the tapes you really have to watch.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #6
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A white cloth would probably be the simplest solution. Keeping the umbrella mounted properly between shots would be troublesome, plus any wind will end that idea.

A small, battery operated, clip on fan would also dissipate the heat. Again the problem would be mounting it and making sure you could shoot around it.

A film set with staged shots and controlled conditions is different than a live event environment so you'll want something you can work with through the day as you need it.

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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #7
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Good information. Cloth might be it.
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