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Old Jul 22, 2010, 11:24 AM   #11
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Thanks Clint but i am still learning how to use this camera, don't want anymore over-exposed ones like my gorilla - that still hurts. will keep the link though.
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You'll get there. When shooting videos just be sure to hold steady and pan SLOWLY when going from one area to another. Most people move their cameras way too fast when shooting videos. Shoot a few videos and compare panning speeds - slow is better - it helps prevent motion sickness!!
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Hi eysha
I was also trying to make sense of the 2 video modes & found the following article which gives a good overall view of the two formats.

http://www.tlc-systems.com/artzen2-0159.htm

After reading it I decided to try out MPEG & set to VGA. This has worked fine up to now in the few samples I tried. After downloading to my PC the videos run fine & I can upload them to Flickr (but limited on there to 90 second chunks). I did post elsewhere on this forum about a handy little editing freeware programme (Free Video Dub) that I also found. You might or might not find this helpful! Or like me might be suffering overload by now & getting more confused!

I got the impression (I might have totally misunderstood) that MPEG is better for PC use, AVCHD if you are going to link direct to TV. But MPEG uses more card memory.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 12:02 PM   #13
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Thanks Brownie, not sure if the AVCHD is for direct to TV and didn't know Mpegs take more memory too. thanks for that. E
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Following the advice in the camera manual I bought a Class 6 SDHC card, but other users seem to have got results OK with lower class. Don't you just wish there was one simple definitive answer to everything!
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 2:51 PM   #15
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I bought a class 6 too, didn't notice any difference really.
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SH and HD have the same whatsit so are they just as good if i just use the HD? also, jsut to be sure, i can keep recording to fill up the card but only in incriments of 30 mins - minus 1 sec? so its a stop start thing here in the uk? typical lol.
Must learn the P mode first but jsut in case i needed the video thought i wouild ask.
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No - ice is it raining up there cos it sure is here and hasn't stopped in days here so far.
rained like a soab last night, really hard and heavy. but not much else otherwise.
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had thunder and lightening here. not been out to photograph anything, lol.
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had thunder and lightening here. not been out to photograph anything, lol.
we had a very clear sky last night, i went looking for the moon but couldnt find it at all Would have been perfect for a shot.
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We had some sun here today but still couldn't get out, family...
I guess i still couldn't take a good moon shot anyway, more ecperience needed.lol.
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