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meimaluco
05-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Hi,

As the GH1 only records 30 minutes. I would like to know If I use a 32GB SDHC (3 hours of AVCHD) card, if it will record 6 movies with total lenght of 30 minutes or it will only record 30 minutes per card?

Best,

Ricardo Claper

Hunter Hampton
05-04-2009, 08:26 PM
It will record forever, I think its just based on the storage.

meimaluco
05-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Thank you Hunter,

Because Philip Bloom said in his blog that the GH1 showed a 30 minutes counter and that Panasonic also confirmed that the max recording time is 29 minutes!!!

Best,

Ricardo

John Caballero
05-04-2009, 08:52 PM
The promo material from Panasonic states that you can record continuosly until you run out of space in your card, however an 8g SD card gives like an hour I believe at the highest quality. That would be a very long take.

angryofmayfair
05-04-2009, 09:09 PM
The European (and probably the Aus version) GH1 has a 29 min continuous limit due to import duty issues.
I would think that you could have as many 29 min clips that would fit on a chip but not certain...

Zim
05-04-2009, 09:12 PM
everything has a limit!!

plasmasmp
05-04-2009, 09:53 PM
Whoa! I wonder if the US GH1 will have this limitation? I guess we will have to wait and find out.

angryofmayfair
05-04-2009, 10:21 PM
Whoa! I wonder if the US GH1 will have this limitation? I guess we will have to wait and find out.

Probably not, I think USA imports are less concerned than Europe where traditionally anything that records video has an extra dollop of tax thrown on for good measure... :(

Peter J. DeCrescenzo
05-04-2009, 10:22 PM
Hi, As the GH1 only records 30 minutes. I would like to know If I use a 32GB SDHC (3 hours of AVCHD) card, if it will record 6 movies with total lenght of 30 minutes or it will only record 30 minutes per card?

YMMV [it may depend on where your GH1 is acquired from]. See:
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=1624612&postcount=21

811productions
05-05-2009, 06:48 AM
Isn't the record limit of 29 minutes there so as to not overheat the sensor? Just like the d90's 12 minute cap off and the mkII?

divide
05-05-2009, 07:02 AM
Isn't the record limit of 29 minutes there so as to not overheat the sensor? Just like the d90's 12 minute cap off and the mkII?

Definitily not, Kholi recorded over an hour (japan model, no restriction) with no overheating.

Kholi
05-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Hell yeah I did. And I have a picture to prove it:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/picture.php?albumid=137&pictureid=918

Took it RIGHT before the recording hit 0. iPhone.

The camera was BARELY warm.

And without a doubt it was on FHD (full HD 1080/24) mode. I double checked it several times.

Michael Anthony Horrigan
05-05-2009, 02:59 PM
This camera is sounding better and better by the minute.

:love4:

Finster
05-05-2009, 03:08 PM
I've never recorded video onto SD cards before.

Is it possible to record onto an external HD or flash drive ... sort of like Canon has with the FireStore?

I guess I'm just wondering about backup and all? Plus it'd be nice to not have to worry about swapping out SD cards every 30 minutes.

ChipG
05-05-2009, 03:12 PM
Heh? buy a 32 gig card and record for 5+ hours without swapping cards. Your battery will be dead in 120 minutes from what the USA manual says. A couple SD cards and 4 or 5 batteries for the field and you can shoot for 10 hours a day. Sweet! Thats a lot of video btw.

Ian-T
05-05-2009, 03:15 PM
.....no restriction...)This just falls in line with what the Panasonic Rep stated several months back with the non production version.

Finster
05-05-2009, 03:51 PM
Heh? buy a 32 gig card and record for 5+ hours without swapping cards. Your battery will be dead in 120 minutes from what the USA manual says. A couple SD cards and 4 or 5 batteries for the field and you can shoot for 10 hours a day. Sweet! Thats a lot of video btw.

True, true.

What about backup ... assuming you don't have easy access to a desktop or laptop. Is there a way to download/transfer the files from the SD card onto an external HD drive or something?

Kholi
05-05-2009, 03:53 PM
MSI Wind == Google it. Buy one.

Best friend you'll ever have xD

Finster
05-05-2009, 04:00 PM
MSI Wind == Google it. Buy one.

Best friend you'll ever have xD

You're talking about a laptop (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-U100-641US-10-Inch-Black-Netbook/dp/B001P5GKCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241564290&sr=8-1)???

Excuse me ... I mean a netbook???

Is there anything smaller ... and cheaper?

Kholi
05-05-2009, 04:03 PM
That thing's like 250.00, has a slot, usb outputs and a full 4GB Card transfers in like 5 minutes.

But there's probably something better that you can actually view the footage on. You'll have to get some sort of AVCHD player for Windows Id' suspect, or literally get a little Macbook with FCP Express or iMovie on it.

Well, that's if you wanted playback anyway.

I haven't heard of anything smaller than a netbook for SDHC transfers, though.

Peter J. DeCrescenzo
05-05-2009, 05:41 PM
You're talking about a laptop (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-U100-641US-10-Inch-Black-Netbook/dp/B001P5GKCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241564290&sr=8-1)???
Excuse me ... I mean a netbook???
Is there anything smaller ... and cheaper?

I have no idea how much Nexto's devices cost or how well they work, but FYI:
http://www.nextodiusa.com/

Finster
05-05-2009, 06:43 PM
Thanks guys.

Those options are too expensive, IMO. Guess I'll just buy 2-3 more SD cards.

Park Edwards
05-05-2009, 06:52 PM
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