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Old Jul 22, 2010, 9:03 AM   #1
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I haven't yet tried to take movies with this camera but after reading the manuel i find it says i can only take 29 mins 59 secs of movie but it also says i can take one hour on AVCHD - i am confussed,lol.
I have heard there is a difference being in the UK so maybe that is the 29 mins 59 secs bit so if that is the case can i stop recording there but start again and will it work or am i limited to the 29.50 thing and if so for how long?
What does the sh, h and l mean?
on Jpeg what does te D, WVGA, VGA AND QVGA mean and what is the best to use?
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in europe, if it records 30mins(in one take) or more, it is classed as a camcorder and is liable to higher vat or something
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For some reason in the UK the videos have to be less than 30 minutes. You can take as many a 29 minute "clips" as you wish. As many as your card can hold.

The SH - H - L refers to the quality (or size) of the video SH being the best and L being the worst quality.

The HD - WVGA - VGA - QVGA also refer to the quality or the size (aspect ratio).

See the chart on the manual below.

If you want the best picture leave it on SH and HD.

If you have an old VCR, do you remember you could play a 2 hour recording or 4 or 6 hour recording?? The 6 hour recording looked pretty poor because it used the slower recording speed.

Again for the best video just leave the settings on SH and HD.
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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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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.
Thanks for the replies.
No - ice is it raining up there cos it sure is here and hasn't stopped in days here so far.

You can choose 2 types of videos - AVCHD - or Motion JPEG video.

If you choose AVCHD then the best quality is SH.
If you choose Motion JPEG video then HD is the best quality.

From what I have read AVCHD video produces the best quality.

Yes you can fill up the card with as many 29 min 59 secs videos as it can hold.
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Clint what is the difference between the AVCHD and the jpeg SH?
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Clint what is the difference between the AVCHD and the jpeg SH?
Technically there is not a jpeg SH

There is AVCHD - SH quality
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JPEG Motion - HD quality


AVCHD is format of video that is supposed to produce better quality than the Motion JPEG video.

A bit like comparing oil painting and water color painting.
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thanks, so i will just use the AVCHD one then as i can then, presumable, transfer it to cde/dvd and keep it with better quality. seems fine to me as i am stuck with limited recording anyway,lol.
I never really sued my Fuji as a video recorder anyway so probably won't on this one either but you never know.
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I'd stay with the AVCHD for the quality.

If you want to get into technical stuff there is a lot info about it. (Way over my head!!)

Here's a Google search if you want to read more..............


http://www.google.com/search?q=avchd...ient=firefox-a
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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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