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Canon Ixus 500 - Movie length problem

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by markjonesuk, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. markjonesuk

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    The camera just wont record a movie to match the available CF card space .. even if using the supplied Canon CF card. It just cuts to "Busy" and then writes to the card.

    Anyone got an idea for what is going on??


    thank you

    Mark
     
  2. seany

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    so u cant play the film back at all? so say if you have 16mb left on the card it wont let you record?
     
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    Which movie mode are you using ? I've only tried the lower res one so far - but haven't had a problem with it recording 10 minutes and above. I've not yet tried the 640x480 mode.
    It think it should display the amount of time you have left on the card whilst shooting, has the card got too much stuff on already for it to start shooting ? I've bought some high speed cards (40x) they are supposed to be much better for movie mode shooting.
     
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    The official answer from Canon via its website is

    "The approx. maximum length of a movie is as follows: 30 seconds at 640 setting, 3 minutes at 320 or 160 setting"

    So when it says (depending on your CF card) that you have 300" of recording time left at 640 setting it means 10 30" movies rather than one 300" movie.

    I'll set my Ixus at 320 setting

    Thanks for your replies
     

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