Z6ii - why video playbacks in 4k 30 fps are not smooth?

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Z6ii - why video playbacks in 4k 30 fps are not smooth?

Did a test to learn more about Z6ii videoing. Took a minute video each in

A. 1080 60 fps in MOV and MP4

B. 4k 30 fps in MOV and MP4

Disappointed with B - freezing frames, smeared images.

Smooth playback with A.

Why? Maybe I did something wrong in the settings. Due to 30 vs 60 fps? Expected 4K to be better than HD.


P/S Read that MOV files are larger than MP4 as MOV compresses less than MP4 for the same shots, and thus MOV files are better. From this test, MOV - MP4 size differences for A and B groups are only -2 to 5%, corrected for the video length. If that is true, think I will stay with MP4.

PP/S Using Sandisk 170 MB/s V30 U3 10 sd card. Hope this is sufficient for 4K.

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