Redundant i know, but first day shooting with the Epic and i overall enjoyed it. (like there was even a chance it would have been otherwise)
Very low budget skeleCrew test shoot weekend for a later 2 Epic shoot in august with more typical crew size. That and it topped 100 degrees here in NYC and tomorrow will be 91, so this is probably as bad as it can get for this camera for conditions/crew size.
with the fan settings on low for rec and 100 for standby we didn't even break 60C, so that availed by concerns of the heat being an issue, though i do think having that standby fan noise in my ear for long duration on shoulder mount was a tad irritating. but no biggie.
i should mention we avoided direct sun, so that could make a very large difference, but we packed a very technical piece of equipment to remedy that, know in long form as an "umbrella", very technical stuff, i assure you....
but yea, i was pleasantly surprised at it's intuitiveness, the great owner and DIT for us on the shoot Frank Sun, gave a quick runthrough in our test build and went swimmingly. no freezes even.
nice to be working with the same cam as several hollywood blockbusters.