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a77 time limit for recording video?

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: a77 time limit for recording video?
In reply to tbcass, Jul 7, 2012

tbcass wrote:

The A77 will record 29 min 59 sec of video at which point it saves the file and immediately starts another.

Sorry, this is wrong. The A77 will record 29min50, and more importantly stop for good , if you want more you need to restart recording manually.

The whole point of that limitation is to make it a pain to record anything > 30min (you have to be there, press record again, and you'll lose a bit during the time the camera finalises the file) to avoid the tax, so it's pretty obvious it won't continue by itself.

The filesystem-induced splitting is another matter. A 29min50 recording will end up as 3 files on the card (1080p50 AVCHD), that will be merged back into 1 if imported with the Sony software, or that can be put back to back seamlessly in any common editing program.

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