DVcam operating temp

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Sender Jones, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Sender Jones

    Sender Jones Guest

    I am living in sub-tropical area. Last winter we went to Korea for skiing.
    The temperature was around -15 to -20 C. I found that my Sony DV didn't work
    properly. First of all, the LCD screen is too dark to be visible. Secondly,
    the focusing is far too slow to follow the zoom. Other than these, the
    recording worked ok. How do you tackle this problem? Do you think the
    manufacturer has different model for different market? Such temperature is
    cold, but not extremely cold compare with weather in Japan. I don't know if
    I buy a DV in Japan will it work better in cold weather?
    Sender Jones, Dec 12, 2004
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  2. Did you let the camera reach ambient (outdoor, cold) temp?
    Or did you keep it warm under your coat between shots?

    There have been previous discussions of shooting in arctic
    conditions. Google Groups search might turn up some interesting

    I've never seen any evidence that anyone makes consumer or
    even pro camcorders for specific temperatures. Amateurs and
    pros alike fine it necessary to take extraordinary measures to
    shoot in very cold weather.
    Richard Crowley, Dec 12, 2004
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