I watercooled my camera... (for a good reason!)

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The Canon EOS R5 has some serious overheating issues... let's fix it!

Here's the R5 in question: amzn.to/39w5PAT (yes, it was a bit nerve-racking opening such an expensive camera!)

Sunlight video: grlifes.info/number/mJXSe6ythNy1yNs/b-nteo

R5 3D Printable Base: not uploaded yet


  1. DIY Perks

    DIY PerksΠριν μήνα

    Check out SimpliSafe’s holiday sale by visiting simplisafe.com/diyperks. SimpliSafe is award-winning home security that keeps your home safe around the clock! It’s really reliable, easy to use, and there are no contracts.

  2. Mithran Prithvi

    Mithran PrithviΠριν 4 ημέρες

    @Soproductions TV i meant the ornamental kind the ones which you crank to play a song

  3. Soproductions TV

    Soproductions TVΠριν 4 ημέρες

    @Mithran Prithvi grlifes.info/number/w2eUhZHWg9y2pJw/b-nteo

  4. Mithran Prithvi

    Mithran PrithviΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Can you make a music box😅?

  5. Mohan Thakur

    Mohan ThakurΠριν 6 ημέρες

    can you make camera accessories like sliders,jib crane, or gimbal.......

  6. tech amazzon

    tech amazzonΠριν 10 ημέρες


  7. Nightspyz1

    Nightspyz1Πριν 13 λεπτά

    did you get a job offer from canon yet?

  8. JSyaprudin

    JSyaprudinΠριν 17 λεπτά

    Noticing his pupils dilated so much, showing He is very excited 1:58

  9. Justin

    JustinΠριν 2 ώρες

    Don't you love that designed failure is a main development angle.

  10. Brent Polk

    Brent PolkΠριν 3 ώρες

    You used to do fun and cheap projects, now you're building $10k table PC's from freely given equipment and destroying free 8k cameras...Shame on you! UNSUBSCRIBED!

  11. Brent Polk

    Brent PolkΠριν 3 ώρες

    I'll support your patreon an entire $5 to take a ball-peen hammer to that nonsense...

  12. Brent Polk

    Brent PolkΠριν 3 ώρες

    So being given free 8k cameras to destroy is supposed to entice us? NO!


    FLIPSIDEΠριν 4 ώρες

    Someone give this guy a job at Canon


    FLIPSIDEΠριν 4 ώρες

    Even the passive cooling has already made it usable


    lINKZWIREΠριν 4 ώρες

    Make 3d print casing to expand the casing area

  16. Bernard Paris

    Bernard ParisΠριν 5 ώρες

    Impressive ! if i was you ill make some little holes on the back of the camera and put a thin gore tex glued to it so the heat can pass in one way.

  17. Nelson Pun

    Nelson PunΠριν 5 ώρες

    Canon needs to update the R5 with this new plate and pad design. Its so easy for them. Along with offer everyone who's already bought it a free upgrade service. It would win a lot of respect for them and would be rather cheap to do.... but i'm sure they will not do so because theyre canon.

  18. Shahridz Shahridz

    Shahridz ShahridzΠριν 5 ώρες

    #CANON should redesign based on this .. SUPERBBB

  19. LyriX

    LyriXΠριν 5 ώρες

    why isn't he an engineer at alphacool f EK?

  20. Nick Janse

    Nick JanseΠριν 6 ώρες

    Your sponsor sells products that are recently debunked as unsafe, as an intruder can operate your smart system with a laser from outside the window. If you still decide to get this, it is recommended to put the base out of sight!

  21. Fahad

    FahadΠριν 6 ώρες

    DIY Perks: "Canon can sell a cooling bottom plate to videographers for 300$" Stop giving ideas to Canon!! 😅😂

  22. Flospectives

    FlospectivesΠριν 7 ώρες

    Stunning! Great job! 🙌

  23. Ali Cherif Ahmed

    Ali Cherif AhmedΠριν 8 ώρες

    I imagined u teaming up with a bigger team like LMG with all their fancy tools XD u can do magic

  24. L0G1C

    L0G1CΠριν 8 ώρες

    this could be made a DIY-Product, just like modifications for the T50RP Headphone

  25. Head Robotics

    Head RoboticsΠριν 9 ώρες

    That's some great post manufacturing engineering.

  26. Adrian Sz

    Adrian SzΠριν 10 ώρες

    Canon could have easily solved the overheating issue if they just hired a thermodynamics engineer but they are to stingy.

  27. NZMonk

    NZMonkΠριν 11 ώρες

    What is that timer that you have at 15:30 mark

  28. SLUMSON 2020

    SLUMSON 2020Πριν 12 ώρες

    Excellent, thorough, satisfying, interesting... good video and good work.

  29. Steven Layne

    Steven LayneΠριν 15 ώρες

    Are you telling me it took a dude in his office to implement a better cooling solution with 43% longer recording times?...Why am I not surprised canon

  30. Osama Ali

    Osama AliΠριν 16 ώρες

    You are a genius, I just love you

  31. Osama Ali

    Osama AliΠριν 16 ώρες

    This is evidence that most companies make commercial things, they want you to add extra money to an 8K camera for a longer period of shooting.

  32. First Name Last Name

    First Name Last NameΠριν 17 ώρες

    I didn't know Apple acquired Canon.

  33. beautifulsmall

    beautifulsmallΠριν 18 ώρες

    Fan vibration vs pixel pitch,, 8K full frame is 4.7um , doubt the stabalization can react to a 600rpm shift, 10Hz, actually maybe it can. Silver heatsink 9% better than copper, Great work, I wonder what the led with vane heatsink would plateau out at if horizontal.

  34. mike horrigan

    mike horriganΠριν 18 ώρες

    Legally slr cameras arent supposed to compete with true pro video cams .From what i remember there's a legal vid time limit .Stunning work though .But it legally cant be coppied.

  35. Billy Shakespeare

    Billy ShakespeareΠριν 19 ώρες

    I’ll wait for the R5 MKII with the updates you suggested! 😀

  36. Billy Shakespeare

    Billy ShakespeareΠριν 19 ώρες

    You have beautiful eyes. Like pools of azures blue!

  37. Anthony Berot

    Anthony BerotΠριν 22 ώρες

    are the drawing for the plate and 3D printer file available for this project?

  38. Max Mund

    Max MundΠριν 22 ώρες

    If you evolve the design a bit more, im sure you have a sellable product

  39. Juwan L

    Juwan LΠριν 22 ώρες

    Do you offer this as a service for a fee?

  40. Zack Drummond

    Zack DrummondΠριν 22 ώρες

    cannon be like note it down

  41. ghazidolce

    ghazidolceΠριν 23 ώρες

    Canon engeneers: shit! i told you that would work.

  42. bigsyl015

    bigsyl015Πριν 23 ώρες

    You are indeed a hero of the engineering profession. If Canon was smart, they would contact you as you already did the bulk of the work for them.

  43. Adrian Vasian

    Adrian VasianΠριν 23 ώρες

    I really do wonder why the video kept changing from Canon R5 title to Canon R5 thumbnail to no mention in any of them about the Canon R5. Any problems from Canon ?

  44. Ali Alhalabi

    Ali AlhalabiΠριν ημέρα

    1:54 yes forever plz

  45. MrMarty77

    MrMarty77Πριν ημέρα

    Imagine how much better it would even be with an actual heatpipe (like found in today's smartphones) and a black metal bottom casing.

  46. Mant1s

    Mant1sΠριν ημέρα

    2020: I watercooled my camera 2050: I watercooled my head... BTW GREAT VIDEO!!


    SLEVIN SHAFELΠριν ημέρα

    Why no one of them put built in body heatsink? Wich going from all hot part to the frame andact like big heatsink. Or even conect to botom with the bolt and the tripod of aluminium make as heatsink. Or where the screen made of aluminium

  48. D.J. KALYAN

    D.J. KALYANΠριν ημέρα

    he looks like professor from MONEY HEAIST

  49. S. J.

    S. J.Πριν ημέρα

    damn, why I read it as Water Colored 😂🤦🏻‍♂️

  50. maldit0x

    maldit0xΠριν ημέρα

    hats off to this brave man

  51. PewmemePie

    PewmemePieΠριν ημέρα

    here a idea turn a broken laptop into a fallout pitboy.

  52. esteban marin silva

    esteban marin silvaΠριν ημέρα

    deverias de vender esos mods hacer tu el dinero

  53. Mike Downey

    Mike DowneyΠριν ημέρα

    This is AWESOME! I have an R5 and I’ve been waiting for someone to do this. Any chance you could upload that 3D printing STL file soon? I really want to give this a shot. Thanks!

  54. Pavel Malý

    Pavel MalýΠριν ημέρα

    5minutes crafts be like

  55. MATAMAX 73

    MATAMAX 73Πριν ημέρα

    I was curious if you have a phone thats broken but the screen of the phone is in perfect condition, could you make a video of how to remove the screen and use it as a small display?

  56. Demetris Christodoulides

    Demetris ChristodoulidesΠριν ημέρα

    awesome. next time buy an actual non shitty non overheating camera that is properly manufactured instead

  57. Beard Man Frenchie

    Beard Man FrenchieΠριν ημέρα

    You should do videos more often. They are very cool to watch. Kinda like asmr. Also, could you do a DIY ANDROID TV USB STICK?

  58. _Paws_

    _Paws_Πριν ημέρα

    Patent your stuff.

  59. Tarcísio Coelho Borges

    Tarcísio Coelho BorgesΠριν ημέρα

    This is what you get when you mix Gerald Undone with Colin Furze. (Great video btw)

  60. Barış Toktamış

    Barış ToktamışΠριν ημέρα

    did you ever experimented with graphite film tapes? it look like what you used for insulation but you can easily build a thermal path with it and also you can spread the heat much larger area by applying graphite on the metal at the back of the camera. on x-y direction it has great thermal properties. even you might make that heat transfer path to around the tripod mounting surface

  61. SidKillz

    SidKillzΠριν ημέρα

    damn... you rigged a r5 :|

  62. FranK

    FranKΠριν ημέρα

    this is exellent, i love your work!

  63. Rohith J

    Rohith JΠριν ημέρα

    Instead of using millions dollars for R&d if can hire day perks for best results

  64. Cari Suasana

    Cari SuasanaΠριν 2 ημέρες

    dude... you're awesome

  65. Ernest Mazurek

    Ernest MazurekΠριν 2 ημέρες

    It was recording for nearly 4h.........what memory card are you using broooo, it od 8k footage xd

  66. Aditya Naruka

    Aditya NarukaΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Sir I have old broken phones ,please tell me use of cameras ,they were nice .please

  67. Thomas Thacker

    Thomas ThackerΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Next Episode: Matt shows us how to build our own cold fusion nuclear reactor from an iPhone 5, 600w microwave oven and a Canon 50mm prime lens. Enough to power a mid-sized family home for the next 10 000 years. For only $120.

  68. Jiajian Hou

    Jiajian HouΠριν 2 ημέρες

    If only they just added a copper plate and some thermal paste, all of its problem is fixed. It’s that simple!

  69. Martin S.

    Martin S.Πριν 2 ημέρες

    You should make a 35mm film camera from scratch

  70. Ufa Movie

    Ufa MovieΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Как тебе такое, Илон Маск

  71. Caryl Jason Caipang

    Caryl Jason CaipangΠριν 3 ημέρες

    You know it's screwed up when users are willing to void the warranty just to be satisfied on the product.

  72. Ashish Bhavsar

    Ashish BhavsarΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Will you make a PC out of Small 10-12inch old laptop with broken display? You can take out display, Keyboard, Touch pad, speakers for you modification and you can give your touch finish. But it has to be same size of rectangle shape to be compact so it can be invisible like ur other projects. Love ur content.

  73. custom rig's

    custom rig'sΠριν 3 ημέρες

    nicely done perks had it been me i would had done the same except instead of greas i would had used a graphene thermal pad for ease of mind that it will never dry out othervise i would had done the exact same hope you will put up a drawing of the internal heatsink online so people with the same camera can download it and make a heatsink just like your's

  74. custom rig's

    custom rig'sΠριν 3 ημέρες

    btw love your video's

  75. Λrafath Shafin

    Λrafath ShafinΠριν 3 ημέρες

    canon engineerings disliked this video

  76. LIFE AI

    LIFE AIΠριν 3 ημέρες

    What about action cameras?

  77. teerach prasertsilp

    teerach prasertsilpΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I thought you were in the new netflix shows, Lupin

  78. Andre Gallo

    Andre GalloΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Ingenious! Love your channel!

  79. Hammer Davila

    Hammer DavilaΠριν 3 ημέρες


  80. The Restoration Channel

    The Restoration ChannelΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Nice but for photography I prefer the fuji gx680 with a digital back and for video, anything from arri arriflex 35 to arri Alexa

  81. The Restoration Channel

    The Restoration ChannelΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Canon engineers 👁️💧👄💧👁️

  82. Brendan Hasty

    Brendan HastyΠριν 3 ημέρες

    This need to be sent to cannon, with request to update their design.

  83. G Victor

    G VictorΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Over 5k price tag and you have to improvise your own cooling. lol

  84. Pulsar’s pencils

    Pulsar’s pencilsΠριν 3 ημέρες

    4 hours of footage on 8k? how much storage do you have. thats almost 30TBs

  85. Leqso

    LeqsoΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Imagine taking 8k photo and burning your hand

  86. inhaled kiss

    inhaled kissΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Another amazing project. My scientific brain now wants to know the outcome of the same test using your modified fan system to a stock camera? For people who would like longer shoot times without taking the camera apart, it would be great to know what they would expect.

  87. Jordan Laine

    Jordan LaineΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Linus: We water cooled a RED for giggles. DIY Perks: We water cooled a canon mirrorless so it wouldn't start on fire.

  88. GFP SQUÀD Gàmers

    GFP SQUÀD GàmersΠριν 4 ημέρες

    "Very Nice" "Super Good" "Wow Op" "Joss Like" """💞💞"!,🌹🌹,,,,

  89. Kartoffelbrei

    KartoffelbreiΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Isnt there a 30 min recording limit for cameras anyway because taxes for camcorders are higher?

  90. Sid

    SidΠριν 4 ημέρες

    I'm thinking of converting my old laptop's keyboard into an external Bluetooth keyboard for my mobile. Can it be done without much hassle? I mean, it should not be more costly than buying an independent Bluetooth keyboard. And someone like me, who understands a little bit but isn't very intelligent in complicated technical things, be able to achieve this? If you have made a video about it before, please direct me that, or if not, it will be great if you can make a video for this. 👍🏻

  91. Lucas Blaney

    Lucas BlaneyΠριν 4 ημέρες

    He sure loves Canon a lot... seems like he completely forgot the A7SIII exists.

  92. Baptiste Audet

    Baptiste AudetΠριν 4 ημέρες

    do not try if your device is still under warranty ;) I am happy I did not buy this camera


    VIDEO EPPOΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Can we not use a Peltier cooler on the back of the camera?

  94. YEP Pepega

    YEP PepegaΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Who needs 8K anyway? OMEGALUL

  95. Jani

    JaniΠριν 5 ημέρες

    I tought waterproof for a second. I think I smell burnt toast

  96. Khaled Elhakem

    Khaled ElhakemΠριν 5 ημέρες


  97. Humanoide

    HumanoideΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Canon no ayuda

  98. mirzahaqim

    mirzahaqimΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Ure a bloody genius

  99. 拉雞毛

    拉雞毛Πριν 6 ημέρες

    thats easy to fix it JUST BUY TWOOOO!!

  100. Omar Alvarez

    Omar AlvarezΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Broooooo post the 3D printer base for the r5 pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  101. Villiam Hansen

    Villiam HansenΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Because you bought the new r5/6? 🤔 🤣 😂 🤦‍♂️

  102. Franco Iasillo

    Franco IasilloΠριν 6 ημέρες


  103. Cheos Faction

    Cheos FactionΠριν 6 ημέρες

    They need to employ you now

  104. FETH

    FETHΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Huy the fantastic Panasonic S1H, a well done camera

  105. Vee Soho

    Vee SohoΠριν 6 ημέρες

    great job ! the only question is how much back ground noise does it add to a recording situation

  106. Ronald M.

    Ronald M.Πριν 7 ημέρες

    the overheat message is hardcoded on camera system, it doesn't even have a temp monitoring.