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Video doesn't work

When I press the button for video, it records for maybe 2 seconds, sometimes even 4 seconds, then stops. Then I can't turn it off, I have to remove the batteries to turn it off. How do I get the video function to work?

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It did this to me before I got a memory card put into it. you can get and use any SD memory stick at walmart I got 2 sticks of 1GB for $20 there. The place you put the stick in is a slit inside the battery case above the took me a long time to find it lol!

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First, you need to have an SD card installed; the 8025 will not record video to internal memory. Second, be aware that the 8025 will not record any sound to accompany the video.

Press the Home button to bring up the main menu. Select Movie Mode (movie camera icon). Press the shutter button to begin shooting. Press the shutter button to stop shooting and save the file.

If you need a manual, you can download one from the manufacturer's web site at

May 09, 2010 | Vivitar ViviCam 8025 Digital Camera

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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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I can't view advanced options. The date stamp on/off button has vanished. My Polaroid i634 has been restored to original settings, and now iconc/buttons are no longer there. How do I turn the date stamp...

I turned it on, and pressed the video/live recording button that was next to the trash/delete button. That is a whole other menu. After pressing the video/live recording button, I just went up to the first selection, "Program." That takes it off the basic/Q-Mode, which opens additonal options, like ISO and Date Stamp on/off. So basically:
1) Turn on, having the camera on picture taking mode, not review picture mode.
2) Press Video/Live Recording button.
3) Go to first option, called "Program"
4) In this mode, many other options are available, and there will be smaller icons.

Jan 02, 2010 | Polaroid i634 Digital Camera

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Video function

An easier way to do this is to just press the right-hand button on the round wheel surrounding the set button. This allows you to scroll through all the various record modes: Snapshot, Bestshot, Video, & Microphone.

Apr 02, 2009 | Casio Exilim EX-Z40 Digital Camera

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Olympus stylus 790 will only record video for 10 seconds?

The duration of higher quality videos is reduced to 10secs. You can only record lower resolution video for a longer duration by changing the type from Super High Quality (SHQ) to either HQ or SQ. This can be done by turning the menu whell to the video option, pressing the menu button, choose Image quality and scroll to HQ and press menu again. You will now find you can record for longer.

Jan 01, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera

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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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Canon Powershot A630 video recording issue

This could be your memory card going bad. Recommend trying a "low level" format of the card to see if that jump starts it. First download all images and videos as the format will erase them from the card. Next press the menu button and select the settings (tools) menu. Go down to the format option, and press the "Func Set" button. Make sure "Low Level" format option is checked before selecting OK. After you format the card, try the video to see if the problem is fixed. If the above didn't help, recommend trying a different card.

May 27, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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Can't turn on my camera!


I have a link and some information I found on the video option to your camera. This link is for the manual located on

The following is how to stop video:
To stop recording video, press and release the Video
button again; otherwise, the video will continue recording
until the camera runs out of memory.

If you have set the camera to Self-Timer or Self-Timer -
2 Shots (see Using the Self-Timer Settings on page 44),
the camera will start recording 10 seconds after you press
the Video button. However, with the Self-Timer - 2 Shots
setting, the camera only records one video clip.

After recording has stopped, the first frame of the video clip
appears on the Image Display. While it is processing, you can
delete the video clip by pressing the Menu/OK button

Good luck and please let me know if there is anything else i can hep you with--feedback would be geat.. thanks, d

Feb 27, 2008 | HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera

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Uploading computer screen to camera

Attaching Sound Memos to images In replay mode (including single replay, index replay and magnifying replay) you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data is saved in WAVE format. 1. Select [sound_memo_icon_a70.gif (Sound Memo)] in the [play_icon_small_a70.gif (Replay)] menu.
sound_memo_menu_1_a70.gif sound_memo_icon_a70.gifappears
2. Select the image to which you wish to add a sound memo using the left_arrow.gif or right_arrow.gif button, then press the <SET> button.
sound_memo_menu_2_a70.gif The A/V panel appears.
3. Select [rec_button_a70.gif (Record)] using the left_arrow.gif or right_arrow.gif button, then press the <SET> button.
  • The recording starts and the elapsed time is displayed. Speak towards the microphone of the camera.
  • To stop recording, press the <SET> button. To restart recording press the <SET> button again.
  • You can add as many sound memos as you like until their total time reaches 60 seconds.

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