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Old Jul 9, 2010, 2:29 PM   #1
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I have a Canon Powershot SD1100 IS (8MP) that I want to use to record a play that my daugher is in this weekend. Probably an hours worth of video or less. I'm have no clue what type of memoery card I need to get in order to do this. I have read a bunch of articles but nothe seems to be speaking to my situation in particular...so I'm uncertain. Any suggestions for the type and size that I should get? And a ballpark cost if possible. I dont' want to get the wrong thing. Not sure if my camera can use the SDXC or how much they cost, etc. HELP!
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Old Jul 9, 2010, 2:47 PM   #2
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with 720 hd, you get about 18 min with 4gb of memory about 15min with 1080HD, So something with 16gb will last about an hour, but the may camera will stop the file at 12-15 min and you my have to reset a new file for the continue shooting.
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ok. so is this on just a sdhc is there anyway around that 12-15 minute limitation? is that a limitation on the camera itself or on the type of memory card?
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I think it is a file format limitation. Not a card thing.
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I think it is a file format limitation. Not a card thing.
It is limited by the camera/file format and not the card. You always have the option too shot 640x480 if you need to cram more video onto a card, but the file will not be as good.

Also for video shake you will need a class 6 memory card in order to not drop frames. I would look at a 16GB card. Newegg.com has good prices on various 16GB memory cards.

I have been using an A-data 16GB card to capture stills and so far no issues with it. Did a couple quick short (under 90 second) video clips and they looked good with no missed frames using the class 6 card

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