Filming with a XL1s in a walk in Deep Freeze

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  1. Blu

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    So what problems am I going to encounter?

    I thought about putting the camera in the locker a few minutes before the actual filming begins so the lens won't fog up.

    I plan on keeping the tape and batteries warm until I use them.

    I also plan on only filming for about 15 minutes at a stretch to keep the actors warm.

    Any other technical stuff I have overlooked? Please enlighten me[​IMG]

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Jacinto

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    Blu,

    I have never shot video in a freezer, but I have had to take digital pictures in one. My batteries would get too cold within 10 minutes. I would suggest getting several of those cold weather hand warmer packs and attaching them to the batteries and the camera to keep it warm.
     
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    As long as you give the cameras some time to adjust to the temp you will be totally fine. Just keep lots of warm batteries on hand.

    I have shot outside in the cold winter many times with Panasonic DVX100's and there's been no problems - just shorter battery life.
     

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