5min video clip limit - Not due to sensor heating?

Started Aug 28, 2008 | Discussions thread
Simon Joinson
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Re: 5min video clip limit - Not due to sensor heating?

nikosR wrote:

There is an assumption (don't know where it originated) that the 5min
clip limit is due to sensor overheating. But there's no such limit
for LV and I suppose that you can record multiple sequential 5 min
clips. So overheating might not be the reason for this limit.

Might the reason be the max. filesize supported on the flash card?
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We asked this question and were told it's a tax issue, nothing else. The fact you can take 5 mins, pause a second then do another 5 mins ad infinitum seems to support this.
SJ
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