It’s no secret that Canon’s EOS R5 & EOS R6 cameras have been plagued with overheating problems when shooting high resolution video, and while Canon has slowly been releasing firmware updates to combat this, they have only helped to somewhat, but not entirely alleviate, the problem. That’s where the new Tilta Cooling System comes in.
Tilta Cooling System for Canon EOS R5/R6 Cameras
The cooling system itself is basically a fan that seats on to the camera in the space occupied by the flip out LCD touchscreen when in the closed position.
The ACRA bracket features an articulating hinge, allowing you to swivel the entire module away from the camera body to flip the screen back into a closed position.
The system is made up of 6 layers, the cooling panel, a 7 blade fan that runs at a maximum 5000 rpm (which Tilta states to be no louder than 30 decibels), alloy cooling columns, a cooling chip, a conduction cooling board and finally a layer of heat conducting silicone.
Working on the principle of convection, the system is designed to draw away the excess heat created by the camera motherboard radiating in to the camera body as part of it’s native cooling process.
There are two modes of operation, low-speed or high-speed, offering quieter cooling during takes and stronger cooling when needed.
Power is provided via any external USB-C power source such as a portable battery pack.
There is also an EXT port for run stop cables to connect the unit to the camera.
Image Credits: Tilta