I’ve bought a T8i and wanted to know if it has a time limit for video recording.
I’ve read that almost all Canon DSLRs have a 30 minutes time limit when recording video on the SD card, but don’t know if this model also has a time limit when recording video straight to a PC or MAC using OBS or any other software.
Thanks for any additional info.
Another possible option to using a HDMI-equipped computer or external recorder may be to investigate the Magic Lantern Forum to inquire if they currently have a T8i version of the ML open source add-on software that loads from your memory card. The ML code is not a replacement or hack of the installed Canon firmware and is completely legal. It is open source so a T8i version may be available or "in the works". ML removes the 29:59 limit as well as adding other useful video recording capabilities like time-lapse and additional focus assist. Obviously, use any firmware add-ons at your own risk.
"Obviously, use any firmware add-ons at your own risk." - Lotus7
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Repeat: "Obviously, use any firmware add-ons at your own risk." Which is why it was noted as a "possible" option. 🙂