So I just picked this up to record our churches sermons to post on Facebook. Previously I was using my iPhone and finally made the jump to an actual camcorder. My problem is during the 40 minutes or so, it cuts the recroding after a certain amount of time and continues to record. Is there a way to trun that off so it is just a continuous recording?
I did a little testing, while watching on the camcorder, it is one continual video. When I check out the files on my computer, it is seperated every 23 minutes and 45 seconds or 3.95 gbs. I tried plugging the camcorder into the computer directly and copying the files over but it just showed the sd card and the same files seperated. The video editing software I was using still showed a black screen for half a second even though the audio was matched perfectly so I may just try different software.
If you're shooting at the highest resolution, the highest quality level and the highest frame rate it will run into the built-in limit for maximum file size sooner. I think possibly that 4gb is the largest single file size allowed.
Setting the camera for a slightly lower resolution and/or slightly lower quality level (higher file size compression) and/or a slightly slower frame rate should allow you gain noticeably more continuous shooting time before you run up against the 4gb maximum file size. And by doing a bit of experimenting with the camera settings you may hardly notice any degradation in the video quality.