Removing internal battery resets EOS R5 overheat timer – Are Canon’s pants now completely down?

“Math Class” on Baidu now has detailed infrared thermometer readings of the camera’s mainboard with the back off, showing they correspond closely to the temperature reported in the EXIF data and don’t rise above 64C. He also found that if you remove the internal battery it┬áresets the so-called overheating limitations. So who is telling the truth now, Canon?

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UPDATED: Chinese user modifies Canon EOS R5 to improve heat management, but finds artificial firmware time limit

A Chinese user/engineer disassembled the Canon EOS R5 with the aim of studying overheating.

The hardware is laid out in such a way to trap heat around the CPU.

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Panasonic S1H to Atomos Ninja V 6K ProRes RAW update now available to download

Panasonic S1H owners today can start recording in high-end cinema camera standard 6K 12bit ProRes RAW via HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V.

Unlike many ProRes RAW HDMI outputs this one is a full pixel readout from a native 6K sensor, with dual gain circuitry and incredible low light performance.

Most cameras have to pixel bin to achieve 12 bit colour depth in their 4K RAW outputs from a higher resolution sensor, but not the Panasonic S1H. This should result in the cleanest and best ProRes RAW output on the market.

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Interview with Stephan Schulz, Leica Camera on the SL2 and filmmaking

Stephan Schulz of Leica Camera - Interview

When I began shooting with my own Leica SL2 earlier this year, I found a lot to like about the high-spec mirrorless camera for filmmaking, and of course the SL2 is superb for photography. However, the battery power management has prevented shooting in 4K and 5K reliably, varying depending on the type of lenses used. After making Leica aware of this issue, Leica’s Head of Product Management, Professional Photo System and co-designer of the SL2 Stephan Schulz has been on my case and I have been on his!

The good news is that Leica are investigating the possibility of a firmware update to alleviate the problem and I will be carrying out testing duties for Leica on the video side going forward.

The Leica SL2 battery grip is on the way from Wetzlar and could offer an instant solution, but this needs to be tested. Here we hear directly from Stephan at Leica Camera AG, in this exclusive interview on EOSHD…

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Blackmagic Pocket 4K – why I am staying with the Cinema DNG firmware

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Something for Blackmagic to look into here on the EOSHD Forum thread for the Pocket 4K. Anecdotal evidence say the camera is suffering from macro-blocking and banding in blue skies which you don’t expect to see with a 10bit codec let alone a RAW codec. Since the BRAW codec update, various users have been claiming it’s a backward step for the film-look of lossless Cinema DNG raw.

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