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Short video on High quality

Hi! Before I spend my money for nothing. I just want to know if it's normal or not. When I'm shooting video in high quality (640X480X30fps) I can only shoot a 15-20 second video. I'm using a sandik 2gb ultra. When I use other lower settings I can make much longer video. Is it the memory that has a too slow writing speed to capture high resolution video? If I get a sandik extrem which is double the writing speed would I be able to capture video longer than 30 sec on highest resolution? Thanks Martin

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  • Martin Roberge Jun 03, 2007

    Finding no solution online, I went to the store and they let me try one of their card. My theory was write. I tried a transcend 150X which is 22mb/s for writing speed which is twice the speed of a sandisk ultra II. The result was video shooting uninterrupted till the card was full. So for long lasting high rez clip with your powershot S3 get high speed card.



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The rate is about 7 minutes of video per 1Gb of storage. The camera does not write more than X66 so the card is ok, you should try to format the card via the camera, use the low level format and then try to shoot again, it should work after a low level format. Good luck!

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Have you made sure to format the card first?

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