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01-22-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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why is my video limited to 12 minutes?

i have a 16gb card, however i can't record longer than 12 minutes. it starts at 12 and counts down to 0.

the manual says if you have a 4GB card you can record for 25 minutes straight.

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You have two video sizes and and three quality levels. I don't have a K-X but 12 minutes for 720P24 at full camera quality and motion JPEG file sounds about right to reach 4GB. I looked at the manual and it says 4GB or 25 minutes for continuos shooting. It didn't say anything about recording 720P24 for a continuous 25 minutes. Try reducing the quality and/or selecting 640x416 video and see the time increase.

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It's because of the file system the SD CARD uses. Most SD Cards are using the FAT 32 file system which has a maximum of 4 gb per file. If you want to shoot longer than that then you need to have a NFTS file system on your card. People on the internet are formatting their sd cards to nfts but i reckon there are a few dangers involved. But remember if you have a 32 gb card you can shoot 9 x 4gb which is 9x 12 minutes, so you don't lose memory.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nafta Quote
It's because of the file system the SD CARD uses. Most SD Cards are using the FAT 32 file system which has a maximum of 4 gb per file. If you want to shoot longer than that then you need to have a NFTS file system on your card. People on the internet are formatting their sd cards to nfts but i reckon there are a few dangers involved. But remember if you have a 32 gb card you can shoot 9 x 4gb which is 9x 12 minutes, so you don't lose memory.
Would that be Microsoft's NTFS file system? And can the camera read and write that? What happens if you use the card with a USB card reader on a non-Windows machine?
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