01-28-2011 08:01 PM - edited 01-28-2011 08:04 PM
Does the above said card support full HD video recording over 4GiB (12mins) ? My previous 8GB wouldn't record more than 4GiB due to FAT32 file system limitation... I'm using Canon EOS 60D, please recommend a suitable card where I can record full HD video to around 30 mins without auto cut off.
01-28-2011 10:23 PM - edited 01-28-2011 10:45 PM
Well according to Canon website, the limit of your camera in recording is only 4GB or 29mins and 59 secs only. SDHC cards are formatted on FAT32 file system which is limited to writing at 4gb only. Although your 60D supports SDXC cards, I’m not sure if using an exFat system(w/c allows writing of more than 4gb) would make a difference since most DSLRs have their own limitations due to the heat generated by their larger sensors.
UHS is just a new technology to achieve a higher speed. On top of that, eventhough UHS cards are backward compatible, you might not even see any performance gain in using a UHS card with your camera. UHS cards would need to hand shake with the host to get its lightning speed. More likely the speed will just drop down to about 20mb/s class 6.
01-31-2011 06:40 AM
The link u provided doesn't show any information about the limitation of video recording. Can u direct me to a correct link ?
So even if I get the SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC, my EOS 60D will not record more than 4GiB as well ?
01-31-2011 10:13 AM - edited 01-31-2011 10:15 AM
the limitation is the FAT32 file system. you can google "FAT32 file system single file size limitation" Basically the FAT32 File system only supports a single file up to 4GB in size. This is way you are limited. it is not the length of the video but the actual file size.
if your camera supports SDXC cards you can reformat the card into exFAT. exFAT does not have the same limit on a single file size. You can reformat the card in exFAT and you should not see the issue. depending on what operating system you ahve you may need to update or install a patch for exFAT support. let me know what operating system you are using and I can point you in the right direction.
The SanDisk 64GB SDXC cards are class 4 and may not be capable of HD video capture in your camera.
02-01-2011 02:33 AM
I'm using Canon EOS 60D. According to Canon's site, it is capable of all SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. I have had emailed SanDisk technical support regarding this issue. And the answer I got is that the new Extreme® Pro™ SDHC™ UHS-1 card is capable of supporting both FAT32 and exFAT.
I did format my 8GB SDHC to exFAT on Windows 7 but the problem still occurs..
02-01-2011 11:14 AM
i guess it is possible the camera is limiting the length of the video. not sure why they would do that but it is possible, i have seen weirder things. here is what you can try. record a video until it cuts off. note exactly how long the recording is and check the size of the file on the computer. if the video is under 4GB and the camera consistently cuts off at a specific time then the camera is setting the limitation not the file system used on the storage device.
02-01-2011 10:42 PM
Click here and type in the search bar "Approximately how many images can I fit on a memory card?"
02-02-2011 09:30 AM - edited 02-02-2011 09:31 AM
No. It is not limit by the length of video. It is due to the 4GiB filesize limitation. I have had tried it several times, it auto cut off after 11 or 12 minutes for full HD video. The weird thing is that I format my 8GB SDHC card with exFAT on Windows 7 and the recording still cut off.. Windows 7 should be native support exFAT file system right ?
02-02-2011 12:10 PM
yes win 7 natively supports exFAT. the camera may be stopping the recording at 4GB file size. it is definitely not a limit of exFAT. I would contact the camera manufacturer and check to see if it is a limitation of the camera firmware.