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Press Menu button, select Playback icon by up/down buttons and press OK (shutter) button to get in playback mode. There are few icons like self timer, movie recording mode, delete all files, delete single file/ picture etc. Please click HERE to download user manual copy that has mode details of icons in camera OR click Vivitar Support link and put camera model number to proceed. Thanks.
I'm sorry to inform you but after researching your camera only records for 20 seconds. It has nothing to do with your card. Only 20 second blocks of time.
Movie mode - The total amount of recording time available is shown by the green "00:20"
in the lower right hand corner. This is SHQ 640x480 resolution at 30fps, the maximum recording
time is 20 seconds. In the lower quality 640x480 @ 15fps or 320x240 size, the recording time is
limited only by space on your xD card. The shaking hand icon indicates that we have the image
stabilizer turned on.
An easier way to do this is to just press the right-hand button on the round wheel surrounding the set button. This allows you to scroll through all the various record modes: Snapshot, Bestshot, Video, & Microphone.
the square with the p in it is telling you the camera is in auto focus mode (it is selected by the mode ring on the top of the camera)
there is a switch on the left side of the lens body which should be set to AF
the camera is now in point and shoot mode which is the best setting unless you know what you are doing with all the manual settings.
to select movie mode turn the mode dial to the movie clip icon
press the menu button and use the directional arrows to select the 30 fps option
this is the highest setting
it will give you about 30 mins recording time with a 1 gig card.
There should be a menu with settings in record for videos. there may be a joystick button with settings which can be changed to set to video mode. Press the camera Icon/ camera icon/ Press SCN and select the movie camera Icon. http://www.retrevo.com/support/Olympus-720-SW-Digital-Cameras-manual/id/200bh650/t/2/
This may sound like a dumb question, but are you sure that you had the camera set to the video recording mode? Several of the Canon digital PowerShots will show the movie icon on the LCD screen even when the camera is in image record mode. Why, I don't know. Ensure that you set the camera into movie mode by pressing your Func/Set button to go into the Function Menu and then selecting the movie mode that you want to shoot in. Press the Func/Set button again to get out of the Function Menu and you will not only see a movie camera icon on the LCD screen, but also a set of numbers in the bottom left hand corner representing the recording resolution (e.g. 640 pixels) and the frames per second (e.g. 30).
And just in case you did have the camera set in movie mode, make sure that you don't do what many people have inadvertantly done and mistake the video clip for a .jpg image in the playback screen. Videos will of course have the movie camera icon in the upper corner of the image and are viewed by pressing the Set button twice to begin the playback.
If both of these steps were performed properly then your camera may have a hardware issue. As a last resort, try performing a reset from within the menu just to be on the safe side and see if it makes a difference. If not you may need service. Hope this helps.
While I can't be specific for your camera the "Palm" sign normally indicates that "Anti-shake stabilisation" is operational and although you can normally turn it off it is preferable not to as it improves the quality of your recording especially when using long zoom.
You don't say which model Digimax you have. Hopefully this will cover most models.
First, make sure the menu is not being displayed on the LCD monitor, otherwise you'll just move around in the menu screen. You must also be in photo record mode, ready to take a picture (not in playback or movie mode).
There is a button (usually on the left side of the direction pad) that looks like a lightning bolt. I can't remember the exact number of times you must press it, but the display should indicate that the flash is turned off as one of the options as you cycle through them.
Depending on your model, the modes are likely to be Auto Flash (bolt with an "A" icon), Auto with Red-eye reduction ("eye" icon), fill flash - always on ("bolt" icon), Slow sync (bolt with an "S" icon), and flash off (bold with a line through it icon).
Also depending on your model, you may not be able to turn the flash off depending on which recording mode you're in. For instance, you can't turn the flash off if you're in the "Backlight" recording mode.