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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎09-24-2017
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G40 Recording Mode Changed

On a G40 I had very carefully set my recording mode to 8 Mbps and double checked it. I took the camera on a shoot and it had changed, without my knowledge, to 17 Mbps. All of the video I shot was at the wrong frame rate: 29.97 instead of 59.94. Now I can't select 8 Mbps because it is ghosted out on the menu.

 

Why did my data rate change and how do I restore it to 8 Mbps?

 

I am going to look for non-Canon cameras if Canon cameras are going to play these kinds of tricks on me.

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-24-2017

Re: G40 Recording Mode Changed

Here's what happened: The "mode switch" is dangerously close to the zoom rocker and must have accidentally slipped out of the "M" mode to which I had set it. Putting this switch so close to the zoom rocker was a bad design decision.

 

I have immobilized the switch in the "M" mode with a couple of drops of silicone glue.

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