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I am trying to take video with my Canon EOS 60D

lbilsbury
New Contributor

I am trying to take video with my camera.  It records for about 3 secs and then stops.  the error message is "movie recording has been stopped automatically."  I must be doing something wrong.  Can someone help me out?

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jfo
Super Contributor

What brand and "class" SD memory card are you using?  Likely the memory card isn't fast enough to keep up with the HD video.   "Class 6" or above is recommended.

More extensive explanation here:
http://www.tested.com/tech/photography/3317-how-to-buy-the-right-memory-card-for-your-camera-sd-card...

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CanonEOS600D
Occasional Contributor

If your camera is not blinking a red non-circular icon, then it's probably the camera overheating, however it shouldn't be happening on a EOS 60D, so I believe it is a SD Card issue.

 

if your SD Card is Class 4 and below, DO NOT use it to take video, it's not possible. Get a SD Card as said above with Class 6 or above, [It is commonly symboled with a C wrapped around the #6 or #10], I recommend Class 10. 

 

The Class represents write speed, so the higher the write speed, the better performing the SD Card is during a video or photo shoot. 

 

As a reference, the symbol is like the ones in the green circle, make sure it is #6 or #10 in the C: 

Reference Image.

*These SD Cards in the image is outdated so don't buy one of these, buy the ones on store shelves.

 

As a personal recommendation:

I highly recommend a Sandisk Extreme (Class 10) SD Card with at least 30mb/s write speed (Cost for 16 GB or less is below $28, black friday deals could push a 16GB into the teens so look out for deals). I had bad experiences on Transcend and PNY Class 10 Cards (the Transcend was a waste due to it being all dead and lost a week worth of shooting; the PNY decided to not work with video for about a month).   

 

 

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@Dima wrote:

Excuse me but I've never seen pure SD cards in retail. SD is a general meaning and SDHC/SDXC are particular cases.

Besides I spoke to Canon guys and they confirm the type of the usung card is ok.

I perform a low level format on the camera everytime when I tranfer my video/photo to the PC.


Of course, you're correct.  If Canon says the card's specifications if okay, then the card could be bad.  I still say try a smaller card, 32 GB or less.  Consider using cards comparable to those that were available at the time when the camera was released.

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Dima
Occasional Contributor

 Two cards (64Gb SDXC 10class) bought recently are likely to be bad I guess.Smiley Wink

However a thought that camera requires smaller card seems to me reasonable.

Thank you, I will try to operate as you suggested with lower capacity card.

 


@Dima wrote:

 Two cards (64Gb SDXC 10class) bought recently are likely to be bad I guess.Smiley Wink

However a thought that camera requires smaller card seems to me reasonable.

Thank you, I will try to operate as you suggested with lower capacity card.

 


I do not think you necessarily have bad cards.  You just might not have the best cards for your older camera.  Did you try what was suggested earlier, and use a smaller capacity card, 32 GB or less?

 

 

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Dima
Occasional Contributor
Not yet but I will!

Dima
Occasional Contributor

So I finally completed my work and can say Canon 60D doesn't like SDXC cards. I used SDHC only and I shot whole summer and never met any cases with buffering video. At least not yet!

Thank you for good advice!

 

RobertTheFat
Honored Contributor

@Dima wrote:

Excuse me but I've never seen pure SD cards in retail. SD is a general meaning and SDHC/SDXC are particular cases.

Besides I spoke to Canon guys and they confirm the type of the usung card is ok.

I perform a low level format on the camera everytime when I tranfer my video/photo to the PC.


Well, you may never have seen a "pure" SD card, but they do exist. SDHC and SDXC are not so much particular cases as functional extensions to meet newer capacity standards.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Dima
Occasional Contributor
Hello Lisa! Please advice if you have fixed the issue with 60D buffering? I have the same bug and use 10 class if memory card as you. Did you do something special to recover it? regards, Dima

sorry, i now use my 5d mark ii and i do not have any issues with over heating.  good luck.

Elliotcowand
New Contributor

The video recording will shut down even a class 10 card that is reaching capacity.  A class 10 card with room left on it may shut down as well if you have been doing many deleats without reformatting the card.

Koech
New Contributor
This was very helpful. I also had the same problem.