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Old Mar 28, 2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default FZ35/38 AVCHD File Size...?

I was posting in the Memory Card subforum and now this matter has escalated to involve the camera itself so I decided my query should be brought into a more active arena.

I just got myself a Sandisk Ultra 4GB SDHC card for my FZ38 and it's fab, but I'm suspicious something is not quite right with HD video recording, so here is my conundrum:

I recorded a 90 second movie using AVCHD Lite, "SH" quality, and the .MTS file on my PC is only 102MB. That doesn't sound like 720p file size to me...am I mistaken?

I'd really appreciate it if some of you who have the FZ35/38 could share with me the size of your HD video files. Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 12:24 PM   #2
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On my FZ38: 60 seconds is about 100MB
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 2:11 PM   #3
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The SH profile records at 17Mb/s, so that sounds about right. It is also a variable bit rate, so moving/complex scenes consume more bandwidth than a simple still scene.
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Ah variable bit rate...that explains everything, thanks v much.
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