If you read this posts after the first one he posted, you will see that he is very rude and arrogant, calling me names and labeling me as a beginner who doesn't know anything about video, when I have done it for 20 years. I will respect anyone who gives me their opinion and advice without resorting to cheap shots like calling me short sighted and other idiotic comments like that. I'm 41 years old, I'm not going to put up with people talking down on me.
And no, he didn't reply to my first question, which was simply if anybody could take their 60D for a couple of minutes, put it in auto exposure, and rotate it between a dark place and a bright place, and then let me know if they saw the frame skipping. I posted the same thing in four different forums, and only one guy in another forum was nice enough to do that for me.
While I didn't replicate the test with the camera, I did point out that any problem you have isn't necessarily a design flaw. Design and manufacturing flaws aren't one and the same.
I accept the labels in being called "assertive" and "sarcastic" but I'm hardly arrogant - I don't have an inflated sense of importance, self-worth or knowledge - there have been several mistakes I've made in the past here but I appreciated people's candour in correcting me. If you want to maintain that I'm arrogant because I'm not afraid to disagree, go ahead and keep things in that context, it's no skin off my nose. That you're 41 years old is of no consequence, I would have given the same response if you were 14 - this is the 21st century and age discrimination is something I don't agree with. I didn't call you a beginner nor did I say you knew nothing about video. I just made suggestions of how you could perhaps do things differently but if you see such suggestions as a threat to your tenure and understanding, feel free to take that stance.
Saying you were short-sighted was intended as a criticism but not in a denigrating or abusive sense. I was simply pointing out that you weren't thinking ahead or of the grand scheme of things. You were looking and videography solely in the context of recording weddnings, which may not be a drop in the ocean but it's not a large enough segment of videography for you to say it's how everything should work out generally - nobody's experience here is definitive or exhaustive of videography in general. As Plymer said, what you record with should be fit for purpose. If it's the case that you need a continuous and uniterrupted stream, DSLRs won't be fit for purpose because of "stupid laws" but that doesn't mean they're not fit for other purposes.
I wasn't really complaining about the use of DSLRs for weddings, I was saying how it amazes me that so many videographers are using them despite the 12 minute problem.
As Plymer implied, there's nothing amazing or surprising about videographers using DSLRs despite the apparent limitations. Being a professional of your said tenure, you should surely know that there are parts of videography where scenes are is done in short segments of recording with lots of cutting, splicing and editing done to make the final video. As a result of the short segments being made, the 12-minute limit with HD recording may not be an obstacle. There are some cases where DSLRs are more practical to use regardless of the time limit because generally much smaller than professional-grade camcorders so for shooting in tight spaces, they do have their benefits e.g. parts of The Avengers
were filmed with the Canon 7D and the 5D Mk II because it was difficult to use conventional camcorders due to their bulk though their lower cost, arguably making them more disposable, did play a role in that decision too.
So, Rorschach, please stay out of this thread and any future threads I start. Thank you.
Not to call you a fool but he who asks and is told may be a fool for five minutes but he who never asks or is never told may remain a fool forever.
By no means am I claiming to be an oracle capable of answering all of your questions (certainly not the case) but anybody who feels they can contribute should feel free to do so - that's one of the purposes of this forum - whether you like it or not. You don't ask for help then dictate terms of how your questions should be answered, nor for you dictate by whom they should be answered.