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My zoom stop recording after one hour with plenty of memery on my 16 gig sd card

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Which firmware do you have? It should say on the screen when you turn it on. If it 1.10, or 1.0, you need to update the firmware by going to the Zoom support page:
http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/download/software/h4.php
Directions and firmware download is all there.
If you are already on 2.0 or 2.4, then try reformatting the card with the Zoom. This will delete anything on the card, so backup first!! Good luck.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

  • russellboyd Apr 05, 2011

    Many people have this same problem (with the best batteries my H4 gets 10 mins recording) and the Zoom people are in denial about it. Firmware upgrade makes no difference. I use mine with an external battery pack. (Pain in the ***!)
    My H1 gets me four hours recording (not 10 as promised). But it is falling to pieces after only a month. The earphone jack is broken and the power button popped off on the way to a film shoot last week - rendering it useless. So that's the end of Zoom for me. I've ordered a Tasco recorder. I only use the H2 when I need phantom power for a mic.

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Mine was getting 10 minutes of recording, enough for Id's and grabs which is all I needed it for, now it gets zero minutes of recording just gieets 5-10 seconds and powers down when you put batteries in. Tried throwing 9v at the back that doesn't seem to work either.
Zoom seems to be faulty

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