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Old Jan 14, 2003, 8:29 AM   #1
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Default Movie clips without time limits?

Can anyone tell me which are the cameras which can generally do movie clips without time limits?

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Old Jan 14, 2003, 8:56 AM   #2
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i have shot video with my olympus 5050 and i had to stop it myself before it ever ran out. The counter shows remaining time at hundreds of minutes, but never tried to exhaust it.
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Old Jan 14, 2003, 11:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: Movie clips without time limits?

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Can anyone tell me which are the cameras which can generally do movie clips without time limits?
None? You run out of memory, you run out of time! Even a camcorder has a time limit for the amount of video you can shoot.

(Most) Digital cameras have two types of memory, internal which is fast, and the memory card which is slow. When shooting pictures (or movies), first it stores it in the faster memory, and then when you finish shooting or run out of memory the camera than dumps it to the card.

You'll have to look through the cameras to see which ones have longer MOV times, but that usually means more money as the internal ram is much more expensive.

If you're really serious about video though, you should look at a proper video camera...not only timewise, but qualitywise.

A correction about the Olympus 5050 based on specs, at HQ 320 x 240 15 fps you can record for 33 seconds max per movie and store 264 seconds on a 128meg card, and at SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie you can record for 148 seconds max per movie and store 1184 seconds on a 128meg card.
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