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Problem downloading a video file from Canon Powershot S3 IS

I use my Powershot camera to record a video of me teaching in a school that I am using for a University project. My memory card is a high speed 4G card that I have been using for almost a year now. I have successfully recorded and downloaded dozens of video files from this camera with this memory card. I have never recored videos this long before. Twice while I was recording the video space maxed its self out and I had to start the camera recording again as a separate file. My problem now is that when I go to download the file it won't let me down load the fist two video clips. It gives me an error message that says "not enough memory". The camera's memory card is not full yet, my computer hard drive has 60 GB of free space and 2 GB RAM so I don't understand what it means, or why it won't download. If you could let me know ASAP I would greatly appreciate it.

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  • Chrissy12345 Dec 13, 2007

    I am having the EXACT same problem!! It let me download all the clips except for the 8min clip (largest one). I have tried downloading with a USB cable attached to the camera, I've tried inserting the card in the slot in the side (of laptop) and I've also tried to download it through the card reader and it just won't work. It doesn't even acknowledge the card in the card reader!
    P.S. I get the exact same error message while trying to download this clip.
    This is very frustrating.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    I'm having the same exact problem!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the size of my memory card is one gb and when i record video it takes only 8 minutes then the memory card become full and i want it take more how?

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Gaaah! having the same problem.Tried with an external memory card drive. Doesn't work with that either.. any more suggestions? thanx

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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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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