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F828 - Movie Mode

How does Movie Mode (640 Fine) compare to a dedicated digital video camera? I know the quality is not as good, but - QUALITATIVELY - how do they compare (i.e. how do you measure vid quality?)?

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Re: F828 - Movie Mode

I have an 828 and a Canon ZR50 Camcorder. I know my Pinnacle software converts my canon camcorder at 720x480, 30 frames per second as compared to the 828 at 640x480, 30 frames per second. But the quality on the camcorder is night and day better than the 828. I have gone to using manual focus on my 828 during video filming because the camera goes out of focus so often. It works in a pinch and great on a bright sunny day with slow filming, but it doesn't replace the camcorder.

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Re: F828 - Movie Mode

Well, qualatatively they are very poor compared to a MiniDV camera. It's kind of the same thing comparing the stills from a movie camera to the photos from a dedicated still camera. All said using either for what they are no intended for will work in a pinch, but they are not substitutes for each other. Want to shoot videos, get a video camera. Want to shoot photos, get a still camera.

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Re: F828 - Movie Mode

By frame size and frame rate I think. The F828 (in highest quality mode) takes 30 frames per second (fps) at 640x480 pixels. In the US televisions display video at 30 FPS (actually it is 60 fps but only half the frame gets displayed at a time so it nets out to 30.) I'm not swure what dedicated camcorders do internally but I've run my F828 videos on my TV (27" non-HDTV) and they look great. I've got no interest in buying a dedicated camcorder. Things might be different if I had an HDTV.

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When was the last time you saw a movie or TV scene that was five minutes long without any cuts or breaks? It doesn't happen often and very few people find the five-minute limit restrictive.

Video quality is a very subjective thing. The quality is better than that of almost all compact still and video cameras. It's not as good as professional-quality video cameras. Video has a different "feel" from film --- but which is better?

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I can't record more then 20 sec video file


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.

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Lizzie,

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.


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Hmmm, for recording videos you just have to go to the movie mode and press the button
Photographies doesn't seem proper because of all the black dots on the LCD screen, once on the computer, they're good.
And maybe you can't record videos cuz you don't have a memory stick and you're trying to record on 640 MP fine quality. For that you have to get more than 128 mb on your memory stick.

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Good Day, your resolution was changed to 160, thats why it has blank borders during playback, return to 640 fine or standard resolution by pressing the garbage/pail button while in video clip mode, move cursor up to 640, its up to you fine or standard, fine mode is more detailed and will eat up more memory space. hope this will help, thanks

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