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Old Oct 26, 2012, 5:46 PM   #291
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I took a 56 minute video but when I use MI to uploaded into the puter, I got 2 videos, one is 32 minutes and the other is 33 minutes. what gives?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 6:36 PM   #292
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I took a 56 minute video but when I use MI to uploaded into the puter, I got 2 videos, one is 32 minutes and the other is 33 minutes. what gives?
This is quite normal -
the Kodak Zx3 has a maximum file size -
once that is reached, it merely starts another (continuation) file

The max file sizes that I got were -
for 720p was about 3.666GB
for WVGA was about 2.718GB

See posts #173 and #174 (linked) in this thread
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 5:35 AM   #293
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Never paid attention to that after they passe the laws of piracy, limitations. of file record size.

loss between is known on some cams and not others.. think that is why the Zi8 is the Better
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 10:13 AM   #294
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Never paid attention to that after they passe the laws of piracy, limitations. of file record size.

loss between is known on some cams and not others.. think that is why the Zi8 is the Better
Hadn't thought of anti-piracy.

However the Zi8 does have a max file size limit too - at least on mine with firmware version 1.06 -
- it's ~2GB for 720p/30fps - from Post #1299 (link) in the Zi8 thread -
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On my tests I got about 1hr 38mins on a full charge of the battery and at 720p/30fps I ended up with two files one at 2Gb (for 1hr 34mins) and the other at about 86Mb - so there is a limit of 2Gb file-size (due to I think the FAT32 format of the SDHC card) and for me the rate was just over 21Mb/minute.
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Over the tests I have found on average the Zi8 using 720p 30fps uses about 22.5Mb/min - the single file limit is still 2Gb for just over 1h 30m - any additional video beyond the 2Gb is another file.

Although it is a limit - I do not find it too limiting - since I (still) photograph a lot of music - and tend to just use the Zi8 for short clips.

If I did decide to video - the worst case/longest scenario would be a full set - and that is normally 1 hour - so neither the single file size nor battery limit would be hit.

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h drtz. they all blend together my bad
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 10:32 PM   #296
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I tried old Zi8 today, surprisingly, same thing happened on 1 hour recording , 2 files, 1 is 30% smaller than the other. I never had this problem when I was recording with power cord plugged in, (I have recorded entire 1.3 hour movies in one file) but today I am using Battery. I have not tried recording Zx3 with power cord (USB) plugged in.

here's some of the video today (NYC Sandy's Day!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tXOY9MJfv0

and here's first test video with E analog timer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XuRdC-0Vps
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 3:02 PM   #297
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can you say Polaroid?

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can you say Polaroid?
Raised my hopes for a moment there Fishy -
It does indeed look similar -
BUT the Polaroid iD640 does not have 1080p HD -
check the pdf manual
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Raised my hopes for a moment there Fishy -
It does indeed look similar -
BUT the Polaroid iD640 does not have 1080p HD -
check the pdf manual
HD video starts at???

720p so Hd it is.
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HD video starts at???
720p so Hd it is.
I think there may have been a misunderstanding -
I was not saying the Polaroid iD640 was not HD -

I was trying to say the Polaroid iD640 is NOT the Kodak Zx3 re-badged
since the Zx3 does 1080p, and the Polaroid iD640 does not.
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