Shooting Video in DSLR? Shutter life?

Started Mar 4, 2010 | Discussions thread
Lemming51 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,538
Video does not use a physical shutter.

For video, the shutter curtains open once and stay open.

AP7 wrote:

I am just wondering when DSLR shoots video at 30 fps, does the shutter close and open 30 times in a second or it remains open for whole duration of the video.

Each shutter is usually rated for 50,000 or 1,00,000 actuation. Then if I shoot video with a DSLR, it will reach this rated value very soon, am I right?

If not, how does thing work for DSLR with Video capability?

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