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

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  • speedscape Dec 04, 2007

    Just the same problem with my Olympus FE-230 and 2GB xD type"M" card. I tried to format it but it didn't work. I have 512MB card, working perfectly. Please help. Any guesess?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    fe230 olympus only records movies for 15 seconds and quits.
    I have a 2 gig chip in it. -

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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.

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CONTENTS
Item no.: 608728
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