Overheating Fujifilm X-E4 Camera

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/120 sec, ISO32
“Sun Shield” Cedar Park, 2021

My Fujifilm X-E4 camera shut off during shooting a time-lapse sequence the other day, so I was unable to capture the sunset I was hoping for. I believe what happened was the camera overheated and shut itself down. This has been known to happen while recording long, high-resolution videos, but I hadn’t experienced this with just shooting stills.

In order to stop this overheating from happening again, I made this cardboard shield to block the sun. I also have changed the image size that the camera is capturing frames to “medium” which is large enough to produce a 4K video sequence.

It appears the shield worked as intended as the camera was able to keep shooting even with the afternoon sun hitting the shield. Yay!

I hope you had a nice day. またね~

Short Time-Lapse

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/6400 sec, ISO160
“Backyard Clouds” Cedar Park, 2021

I set up my Fujifilm X-E4 for a long timelapse, but it shut off early. My guess is that it overheated once the sun started hitting it in the late afternoon. Oh well, I still got enough footage to make a short video:

I hope you had a good day!

Unstable Skies

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/20000 sec, ISO32
“Break in the Clouds” Cedar Park, 2021

Hurricane Ida is churning in the Gulf of Mexico and up here in Austin we are seeing the outer band of clouds. It makes for a lot of interesting cloud formations in the sky but I just hope there won’t be too much hurricane damage along the coast…

It’s been a while since I made a time-lapse video using my Fujifilm X-E4 but today was a great opportunity. Enjoy!

Driving East Through West Texas

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO320
“Rain Ahead” Texas, 2021

For today’s portion of the drive home, I got out the GoPro Hero9 Black to record a “TimeWarp” video. I was treated to a little bit of rain and a good variety of clouds which made the drive a little bit more interesting. Please enjoy the video!

Twilight Clouds

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/450 sec, ISO200
“Twilight” Cedar Park, 2021

I love days like this where the clouds put on a nice show.