« on: February 13, 2013, 06:05:35 AM »
I cringe at using a DSLR primarily for video. They aren't intended to shoot video all the time. The sensors do overheat. The diodes blow out. Then when you sell the camera, whoever ends up with it, has a ruined sensor. I would just use a pro video camera. To me, buying a DSLR to use for video, is like buying a sports car and pouring ground up french fries and garbage into the gas tank, because somebody on tv did it once.
Where I work, before we upgraded to full frame, we used 3 60Ds to shoot for a nonstop 5 hours on days we worked for a particular client, 8 days a month.... When the clips hit their limit we just hit record again with no overheat issue. Almost half the time we shot outdoors. We live in a country that is hot for most of the year, and humid all the time. We did this for almost two years. Yes, we did swing the screen out and use a battery grip to help avoid overheating the main camera, but the B-roll cameras didn't have a grip and didn't overheat either. The idea of overheating is very much over exaggerated.