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Samsung s730 Digital Camera - Video Stuttering Problem

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Found this site via Yahoo and it looks pretty interesting, I have already been able to answer a couple of questions on the s730 for others!

OK, we have had this camera for 11 months (I think it is still under warranty for a month or so...) and it takes excellent photos and videos. In the last month though, the videos have developed a 'stutter' when being played back when they all used to play back smoothly and evenly. We only record at 640x480 30 fps, but have never had a problem except HUGE file sizes (about 9 minutes per gigabyte!)

The stutter is like a skipped frame every couple of seconds or so, the sound skips also when this happens.

This video stutter happens in-camera as well as on any computer I have played recent videos back on. I am really frustrated with this as this our only 'archive' medium and the stutter seems to be permanently recorded into the video.

This is probably a warranty issue so I will try to contact Samsung this evening, but we are leaving on an important trip July 3rd and would really like to have the camera with us!

I was thinking about performing a camera 'reset' (I think you can do that on this, I seem to remember seeing it in the settings somewhere, or maybe that was the mp3 player...)

Could it be a format issue? I have never formated our two cards (a 512 meg and a 1 gig), I just delete the photos and videos with the computer after downloading them and have never had a problem.

Well, except one video that is stuck on the one gig card because the battery went dead before the camera finished processing the video and it just gives a 'file error' when you try to play or move it. I am going to try some PC file repair software....

I don't use the Samsung software as it is really slow on this old Pentium 450 MHz and doesn't work on my Mac (my "real computer").

Russell - Idaho USA

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I have the same problem with 640x320 video @ 30fps. The first one was very clean, but after that the video freezes every two seconds, but the audio don't. I "fixed" this issue changing the video format from NTSC to PAL. Now the videos are smooth again, and if you want NTSC playback, just use a video converter on your PC.

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