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03-31-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Pentax K-30 Video Settings help!

Hi I just got a used Pentax K-30 and I'm really new to it. My problem is, I want to film videos with the camera but there seems to be a time limit for videoing? It always stops at 5 or 6 minutes. And no, my SD card is not full (8GB) Please help me with the specific setting changes...


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the battery puttering out? cause ya should get about 25mins or 4gb I think......
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Hi I just got a used Pentax K-30 and I'm really new to it. My problem is, I want to film videos with the camera but there seems to be a time limit for videoing? It always stops at 5 or 6 minutes. And no, my SD card is not full. Please help me with the specific setting changes...
Isn't there a 4gb limit per file? Try lowering the resolution to HD instead of full HD.

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cause ya should get about 25mins or 4gb I think......
Yep, that's what the manual says (p.131).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Try lowering the resolution to HD instead of full HD.
That cannot be why, even full HD doesn't take that much space. Mine works...

Perhaps try a factory reset? I don't know what else might be wrong. It is used, that might be why.
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That cannot be why, even full HD doesn't take that much space. Mine works...

Perhaps try a factory reset? I don't know what else might be wrong. It is used, that might be why.
I had tried the factory reset. It just got worse. It turned from 6 minutes to only 3 minutes left. I'm pretty sure it's on interval mode/movie? I don't know how to turn it off.
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QuoteOriginally posted by whutsammi Quote
'm pretty sure it's on interval mode/movie?
Then it would be taking pictures. That's not it.

Can you still return it?
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Sensor overheating? See how long it will run in the freezer. ;-)

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the battery puttering out? cause ya should get about 25mins or 4gb I think......
how can I fix the battery? Or should I just get a new one?
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Then it would be taking pictures. That's not it.

Can you still return it?
I don't think so. But thanks for the help
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how can I fix the battery? Or should I just get a new one?
You'd have to get a new one. Regular use and full charge/discharge cycles will extend the longevity of your future batteries

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