i haven't read the whole thread, but my recommendation would be to keep the camera on always, as it creates a lot of it's own heat.
Before making any hasty conclusion, could you first verify whether the batteries were in cold or not? This is critical, for the li-batteries quickly loose their ability to feed power when their temperature get below 0C. Perhaps the voltage of the batteries is still high enough, but there's not enough current available and this generates the observed problem.
Second, thinking of modern electronics, there should be no reason to be too concerned at this point. Say, you may well have your mobile phone in cold and it still works. Video and still cameras typically run well in cold, and RED should be even better for there is no moving parts.
Of course, it is possible there is some temperature critical component such as a electrolytic capacitor within RED which causes a problem not detected before. But, even in such case, this should be a rather easy problem to solve.
I guess Kata or similar will produce something like this for the RED:
A glove like this is supposed to let heat through, but I guess it insulates somewhat anyways.
alright... how about 50 deg c.? im in the UAE... it gets really hot here in the summer.
Full melt hash
oh okay... sorry, read the post above... nevermind. not more than 40 deg c.
I guess im getting fans and gels.
I´m an AC and DIT for over 12 years, please believe me, I know the voltage of the battery was OK!
I used LI Elite Batt´s fully charged; I worked with this type of battery on about 100 HD shoots in the cold, in the real cold, colder, much colder than
It was definitely not a power prob!
I will test it with an AC Adaptor and a Genny tomorrow!
TEST_TEST_TEST and TEST!
I will let you guys all know!
In exchange, let me know about your tests guys!
Not at all hysteric but still testing!
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