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Video longer than 30 seconds?

When I use some memory cards, I can take only 30 second videos. When I use others, I can take longer videos. Why is that? Can I change something to always take longer videos?

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Re: Video longer than 30 seconds?

Only the card size. The bigger the card the the bigger the file. your manual should tell you how many images or video length you can get on a given size of card.

Posted on May 28, 2007

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some GENUINE olympus memory cards will only record short snipets of video in MPEG4 mode.


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