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M50 auto power's off even when disabled

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Hello,

 

I am trying to use the M50 for Youtube live streams and I have it attached via HDMI to my Macbook. It's connected to aux power (DC outlet) and I have Auto Power Off disabled, Viewfinder Off disabled and Display Off set to the max of 30min. The M50 will not stay on past 30 minutes. It still turns itself off after 30min has elapsed.

Is there a way around this?


Thank you.

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Re: M50 auto power's off even when disabled


@C-speed wrote:

Hello,

 

I am trying to use the M50 for Youtube live streams and I have it attached via HDMI to my Macbook. It's connected to aux power (DC outlet) and I have Auto Power Off disabled, Viewfinder Off disabled and Display Off set to the max of 30min. The M50 will not stay on past 30 minutes. It still turns itself off after 30min has elapsed.

Is there a way around this?


Thank you.


No. The 30-minute limit is to keep the camera from being taxed as a video camera by certain jurisdictions that tax those more heavily than they do still cameras. If you need more than 30 minutes, you should buy a true video camera.

Bob
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Re: M50 auto power's off even when disabled

Did you find a solution for this? I got the same setup as you do...

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Re: M50 auto power's off even when disabled


@thetechieguy wrote:

Did you find a solution for this? I got the same setup as you do...


Did you not read the post above yours ?

Bob already gave you the correct answer.

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Re: M50 auto power's off even when disabled

Thank you for your kind concern - Yes I did indeed Bob's answer and he is 100% correct.

Its a forced software limitation due to classification. However, there is actually a way to do it - so all good!

 

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Re: M50 auto power's off even when disabled


@thetechieguy wrote:

However, there is actually a way to do it - so all good!

 


Well I'm sure other people would like to know about it, so would like to share the secret with the rest of us.

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Registered: ‎05-22-2019

Re: M50 auto power's off even when disabled

If you want to use the M50 as a Live Stream Camera, besides picking up the DSLR Capture Card; you need to download EOS Utility and turn on the 'LIVE VIEW'. That way the 'DISPLAY OFF = 30 Minutes" will be disabled.

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