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LmharrisonTX
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-28-2013

70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

I just purchased a new Canon 70D...once I start recording, it records for a few seconds...small boxes appear on the upper right side of the display screen and then it shuts down and says "Movie recording has been stopped automatically"...is this due to a setting or something? I have been using a 7D for a number of years and this is a new issue for me...

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Danny
Posts: 309
Registered: ‎07-08-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

Hi, LmharrisonTX!

You may want to check the type of memory card you're using for this.  HD movie recording requires a fast memory card, and if yours can't keep up, it will be overwhelmed within a few seconds, causing the camera to halt recording.  We recommend using at least a "Class 10" memory card.

Please let us know what you are using.  If the card is indeed at least Class 10 and you're still having problems, we can at least eliminate that as a possibility and we can examine other factors.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Rudi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-16-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

My 70D is brand new, I'm using a Sandisk Ultra 16GB class 10 30MB/s and I'm having this problem.

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TCampbell
Posts: 1,400
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

Every so often there's a bad memory card.  There are a few things you can do to test the issue.

 

1)  Format the card in the camera and check the "low level" option.  

 

2)  To determine whether the card simply cannot keep up with the camera's framerate, change your video to record at lowest possible resolution and framerate -- it's possible the card can't keep up at the framerate you want to use, but may be able to keep up with a slower framerate.  This would indicate a problem with the card.

 

As you have a new 70D, rather than simply using a normal "Class 10" card, I'd recommend getting a "UHS 1" card.  The 70D supports the new UHS 1 (Ultra High Speed) bus standard for SD card slots.  Cards compatible with the UHS 1 standard should be able to take data faster than a standard Class 10 card.   Only Canon's most recent cameras (such as your 70D) support this standard.

 

 

Tim Campbell
5D II, 5D III, 60Da
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rakite
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-25-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

I am also having this problem. I am using a Sandisk 64GB Ultra SDXC-UHS-1 (30MB/S). Just got the camera very recently and the first time I tried recording video with the same card it ran for about 4 seconds. Today for about 20 seconds.

Is there a faster card than the one I am using?
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Rudi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-16-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

I used a 45mb/s and it now works.  Try that.

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theherrieds
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-10-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

My friend got this camera from Costco two weeks ago and got a free 32GB SD card. He had the same problem as you. I also have the 70D camera, but different cards and also the same card but not from Costco.

He tried my 32GB card in his. It was the identical card. His camera then worked. I tried his card in my camera and it did what yours is doing by stopping after about 15 seconds. We even tried an 8GB non-fast card and his camera worked.

Conclusion: Bad card.

One thing to also notice. When your card is in the camera and your are videotaping is the red light on the right rear of the camera blinking or is it on the whole time. It should only be blnking and showing the buffier is being written to.

Hope this helps.

Steve

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racanon
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-05-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

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I've had a new 70D for about 2 weeks now. Been playing with all sorts of things. I too have a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC I. I've shot all sorts of test video and have had no problems until the last couple of days, during which I began testing a specialized slider rig for vertical shooting. The issue only seems to occur for me at higher ISO, such as 1600, regardless of what I'm doing. I at first thought it was due to the stabilzer in the lens, due to vibrations or noise caused by the motion of the vertical sliding mechanism, but it occurred even during motionless shooting. I dropped the ISO down to 1000 and experienced no further issues.

 

I also tested a second similar SD card purchased from a different vendor than the one that came with my 70D, and the result was the same. I think that the noise of the higher ISO (despite the image being pretty noise-free) contributed to "extra data requirements".

 

Unless someone is suggesting that there's a mass issue with these San Disk Ultra SDHC I cards, I think we have to chalk it up to the requirements of a 20.2 megapixel sensor, combined with high-speed recordings (i'm shooting 1920, 30 FPS, ALL-I, AWB [which I will turn off for real shooting]). Probably one of Sandisk's faster cards is in order, such as the Extreme or Extreme Pro.

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AwesomeSean
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-06-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

I had the same issue. With my t2i the ultra 32g card was sometimes ok but would stop when I didn't want it to. I bought the 70d and it would not work at all with the ultra cards for video. I ended up buying some 32gb extreme cards and haven't had one problem since. I have recorded hours of video with no dropped videos with the extreme card. I am actually going to buy some extreme pro cards just because of the ability to shoot faster stills in raw. But for the video, the extreme card will solve your problems. At least it did for me.
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8dzaweek
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-29-2013

Re: 70d - movie recording has been stopped automatically

I took my 70D back to the dealer, and they seemed to know something???, they looked at the camera and checked the serial # and DID NOT LOOK at the sd card, they simply gave me a new camera body. i've dealt with this camera store for more than 30 years, and they know me. I ask about the class of the card, and one rep told me it was more of an issue that just the card.

I had to have a class 8 or higher card and settings lower than i wanted to shoot video, but it worked out of the box on the new camera body ( which they tested at the store) so i can only guess that there is a firmware issue, or a tenical issue with dodies with certian serial numbers, since that is what they checked first.

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