Article ID : 00008548 / Last Modified : 03/18/2016

The camera will not continue recording a movie even though the memory capacity is not full.

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Depending on the camera, the recording time for an AVCHD movie is limited to approximately 29 minutes and the maximum size of an MP4 movie file is 2 GB. Therefore, recording is automatically stopped when 29 minutes of AVCHD video is reached or an MP4 file reaches 2 GB in size. This is normal operation.


  • Not all cameras are capable of recording movies in the MP4 or AVCHD formats. Check the specifications or supplied operations guide.
  • Some cameras are designed to automatically power off when the internal temperature gets too high because of continuous video recording. If this happens, leave the camera powered off for a while so it can cool down.
  • Continuous shooting time differs according to the recording media or the shooting conditions (e.g. temperature, etc.).