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Old Jan 20, 2003, 8:31 AM   #1
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Default can i record a movie of 1 hr using nikon coolpx5000

if i am using 1gb microdrive of ibm can i record a movie of 1 hr on nikon coolpix5000
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 9:13 AM   #2
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Why? If you need to record for one hour you should get a camcorder. Digital camera recorders are not very good quality, sound or lighting. Camcorders are designed for long recorder increments.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 9:33 AM   #3
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As well, the amount of video you can shoot is limited by the camera's internal memory, and doesn't change no matter how big a CF card you put into the camera. When you shoot video (or take a picture) the camera first dumps the picture information to the internal memory, and then after saves it to the CF card.

The maximum movie length (with sound) for the Coolpix 5000 (according to specs) is up to 60 seconds of 320x240 at 15 fps. Having a bigger memory card doesn't change this, it just allows you to have more 60 second clips.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 9:56 AM   #4
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My Oly C4040 will shoot a 30/60 sec movie clip. It then continues to read the media card before the camera will be released to shoot another photo or movie clip. I do not know if this is true with your camera.
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however...
my oly5050 will shoot for as long as the card has space (as yet i have not recorded that long, but i have run 100-140 sec videos -even though the manual says i cant do it :shock: )
Digicam video, although compressed, serves its purpose for certain users. I for one, dont care for video enough to buy a videocam, but the little snippets of my son taken with my 5050 are adequate to email to my parents across the world for their giggles.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 11:37 AM   #6
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To nitinindia!

To give you a clear answer : No!
But you can to shoot 60 x 1minute and merge them...
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Old Jan 22, 2003, 3:33 AM   #7
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however...
my oly5050 will shoot for as long as the card has space (as yet i have not recorded that long, but i have run 100-140 sec videos -even though the manual says i cant do it :shock: )
Actually, the Oly5050 spec is 148 seconds max at 160x120 15fps...at 320x240 15fps you can only record 33 seconds max.

They may have used a previous camera's manual as a starting point and changed the numbers, and may have forgotten that one.
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but the little snippets of my son taken with my 5050 are adequate to email to my parents across the world for their giggles.
I find it hard work just handling the files on a pc, let alone trying to capture and reduce size for an email!

What I have done, which isn't movie, but works for email, is to shoot stills and package as a short AVI slideshow loop.
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