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Michael Lauter
Thermal Runaway in Blackmagic Design products at high altitudes - Pocket Cinema Camera also?
on Sep 29, 2013 at 9:06:08 pm

I really love what Blackmagic is bringing in terms of product features to the film/video community. Resolve has really evolved into a stellar product!

However, I am concerned about their hardware overheating. Their products are tested at sea level, not at altitude.

Living/working in Denver, Colorado the air is thin and dry at this high altitude. Under normal room temperature conditions, two of my HDLinkPro3D (w/DisplayPort) units have been bricked from overheating. (Luckily the newest one is under warranty.) Gave up and replaced it with AJA HI5-3G.

I've noticed my UltraStudio MiniMonitor also gets REALLY hot. So I only run it 15 minutes at a time.
[BTW, does the MiniMonitor send timecode over HD-SDI? I have not been able to get it to transmit embedded VTIC using Premier or Media Express...]

A major regional Blackmagic reseller confirmed that the products indeed run very hot.

I'm really interested in the Pocket Cinema Camera, yet apprehensive about using it in Colorado. What will happen if I try to take the camera up into the Rocky Mountains, where the air is even thinner than in Denver...?

Has anyone used the Pocket Cinema Camera at very high altitudes or in extreme heat conditions? If so, could you please share your experiences? Any reports of thermal runaway?

Thanks in advance!


Michael Lauter

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