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Camera stops recording video

My sd300 has no probems recording in all of its modes w/ a 1 gig SD. I got a 2 gig SD and when it gets to 15 seconds, it stops. I can record more vids on this stick but only for 15 seconds at a time. is there a max card size or min speed requirment that the camera has?

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Have you tried inserting your card into a USB memory card reader? simply take your card out and plug it in. The PC will read it as a drive and it's a simple drag and drop .

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Check to see if your 16GB card is an SDHC card. If it is, your camera is not compatible with SDHC. (The SDHC protocol was developed after the SD300 came out in 2004).

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In any mode that the camera will stay on, press the "Menu" button and navigate to the RESET option and try to reset the camera. See if this will get the camera to function properly.

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You need to change your video settings. You have it set for time lapse. Turn your camera to the video mode on the top of the camera and then turn the dial on the back of the camera to the size of video you desire.

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on 8 gig around 1 hr

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Videoing in hd mode with sdhc 8 gig card, sound stops recording at about 42 seconds.

The SD memory card maybe too slow. Use a class 8 or class 10 SD memory card.

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How do i get video to workon my vivitar vivicam x327

Video Mode
Press the MODE button to select the Video mode.
Note: The camera has limited internal memory allowing you to record up to 20 seconds in QVGA. An SD
card (up to 8GB) needs to be inserted in order to use the video mode normally.

When the icon appears on the top left corner of the LCD screen this indicates that you are in Video

1. Prepare the object or subject you wish to record.
2. Press the Shutter button to begin shooting the video.
3. The elapse time will appear on the top right of the LCD screen and the icon will flash on the
LCD screen.
4. Press the Shutter button again to stop the recording and save this file in AVI format.

1. You can preview the AVI files in Playback mode or once downloaded to your computer by using
Quick Time and Windows Media Player.
2. When the camera's memory is full, the “Memory Full Insert a SD Memory Card to Transfer and
Shoot More video!” message will appear on the LCD screen when you attempt shoot more videos.
Download the test file from the internal memory to the PC or delete them to shoot more videos.
Alternatively, you can insert a SD memory card to expand the memory to record longer videos.
3. The LED will light up when the light condition is not good.

Feb 22, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam X327 Digital Camera

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What is the maximum size of sd-card for the ixus 40 ??

Hi there.
As far as i know the maximum SD card support is 8BG
Sandisk is my recommended card to you

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

Feb 23, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital...

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Maximum memory size of sd-card for canon ixus 40 ????

Check to see if your 16GB card is an SDHC card. If it is, your camera is not compatible with SDHC. (The SDHC protocol was developed after the SD300 came out in 2004).

Feb 23, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital...

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I tried making a video using my camera. I'm not sure why, but it only dcan record 20 seconds. How can I change it?

hi there
you don't say what size your memory card is but 20 secs means its very small.
a 1 gig card gives around 30 mins of standard video 2 gig 60 mins etc, its half that time if you record hq. your camera can only use up to a certain size card so be careful if you buy one and check the manual to see the biggest it can take.

Oct 09, 2008 | Olympus Digital Cameras

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How tu use video recording..


The picture that I posted shows a TZ3 mode dial. I added a blue arrow to point out an icon on the mode dial.
1. Turn the mode dial on the camera so this icon is selected.
2. Switch on the camera.
3. Aim the camera at your subject, press the shutter button halfway to focus, then press it fully to begin the video. (Just as you would take a picture.)
4. To stop taking video, press the shutter button fully again.

~When a video starts being taken, its current length will appear on the camera's LCD screen.
~Videos take up more space on the memory card than do pictures.
~If an SD memory card becomes full while recording, then the video will stop automatically.
~Videos can be played back on the camera's "PLAYBACK" mode. They can also be viewed on a TV or downloaded to a computer.


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Unprotect memory card


To set the memory card in unprotected mode, you have to do the following.

On the side of the SD chip, there is a little switch. Shift the switch away from "lock", then insert the card back into the camera.
This unprotects the card. You should now be able to take pictures and videos.
If this does not solve the problem, then it is very likely that the SD card is faulty. I would recommend using Panasonic, Lexar or Sandisk memory cards.

~Lexar SD card

~1 Panasonic SD card

~2 Panasonic SD card

~Sandisk SD card

Jul 13, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera

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Hi, the best thing you can do is to buy a 1 or 2 Gigabyte SD Card. Taking videos is at about ~100 MByte / minute. So if you take a 1 GIG-SD Card you may take ~10-12 minutes video or at a 2 GigByte SD Card you may take ~20-22 minutes (pure video).( But you may change to still picture in the meantime as you like).

Putting in the SD Card, swith on your camera, choose the video mode and push 'LCD Mode': there you'll see the info "R 22m47sec" on your LCD on the upper right position - for example.
This is the review-function and is your best way to check your video (while choosing the review-position on your wheel and than push the "6 o'clock"=review button on the camera and your video will start.
Have fun, you're also able to use the zoom-in while taking videos.
The DMC TZ1 is a beautiful camera.


Jun 13, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 Digital Camera

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Camera stops recording video

When recording movies in the SHQ image quality mode, I am restricted to 15 seconds of recording time per movie. Why?
In SHQ mode, the FE-230 records movies with VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) and a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Recording this much data, this quickly, requires a large amount of camera memory and a very quick write time.
Olympus’ Type M+ and Type H xD-Picture Card media are high-speed cards and are able to process this volume of information with no loss in quality. Other commercially available media, including Type M and Standard type xD-Picture Card media, are not able to do so. For this reason, this model limits movie recording in SHQ mode to 15 seconds when using media other than Type M+ or Type H cards. The 15-second restriction guarantees that the camera will be able to process the data properly and produce a smooth, error-free movie during playback.
Keep in mind that there is no restriction on movie recording length, other than the capacity of the storage media, when recording in the HQ (320 x 240 pixels) mode.

I'm not sure if you are recording in SHQ or not. Try switching to HQ (press menu, then select image quality). It solved the problem for me. Btw I got the solution of the Olympus FAQ page on their website.

Nov 25, 2007 | Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

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