Working in Cold Temperatures

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  1. James Leonzio

    James Leonzio Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to see if anyone happens to have any experience/tips for working in cold weather (like 20-25*F). I have a shoot tomorrow, and it's going to be freeeeeezing. Just want to make sure I take all precautions necessary.

    So far, I will try to keep the standby batteries in a warm place, and always leave the rig powered on to keep the components as warm as possible. Also, I'm going to try a couple different glove configurations to offer enough warmth and touch for the joysticks. Can't mess around with chunky snow gloves, right?
     
  2. Wolfgang Armin

    Wolfgang Armin Active Member

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    Hi James,
    I´ve been in the cold last week. Didn´t have any problems during filming. Only when I touched the camera or the MoVI beyond the pan motor, without taking real care, I had to recalibrate (turn off and on again). While that didn´t happen before, I still don´t think it was due to the temperatures. But who knows.
    Other than that, no problems at all.
     
  3. Fritz Mueller

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    Merino wool finger gloves - they are absolutely the best for cold weather photography. If conditions are really cold also add a second layer with neoprene fingerless gloves and chemical heat packs on the inside of your wrists. http://blog.fritzmueller.com/?p=210
     
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  4. Eric Yealland

    Eric Yealland New Member

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    Mind that the cables can get stiff (depending on your setup) and create drag from the handle to the gimbal. Makes balancing tricky. I ordered wire that is flexible in cold for future shoots and made my own.
     

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