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14 minutes video limit

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Itay, Oct 12, 2015.

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  1. Itay

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    I have noticed that whenever i record my flights, I get 2 mp4 files. The first one is for the first 14 minutes (about 4GB), then there is another one with the rest of the flight. Is there a setting for this? I want it to be one big file.
     
  2. suck it up

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    No, it will default at the 4gb because of the formatting of the SD card. They are still using fat32.

    I don't think there is a way around that.
     
  3. bmcgnh

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    I found that annoying also...

    I use iSkysoft iPad Video Converter to compress my "raw" files from the drone. There's a checkbox option to [Save as a Single File]. Since I have to compress the files anyway (the raw files are real choppy on playback) I've found this an easy way to put them together as a single file...
     
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    A fix is shut it off and turn it on. Check the timer and reach for 12 or 13 minutes, max.
    Also, I think the included micro sd card could have been twice the capacity, particularly for the Phantom 3 Pro' 4K video ability.
    But yeah, that is, what it is. Use it to your advantage, & timer.

    RedHotPoker
     
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    I remember a post on here that said you can use exFat instead of Fat32 formatting on the memory card to get files larger than 4 gb.
     
  6. nhoover

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    We tried exFat a while ago and it didn't really work. I don't have any problem dealing with multiple files - it's convenient in a way to have them packaged into 4GB chunks. Here's a little table I made based on my experiments (P3P):

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  7. FunN4lo

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    I was used to 4GB file limit from my Go Pro rigs. The Go Pro file stop/start is absolutely seamless. I can splice a video at that point and you will never know it. The P3, not so much. There is always a few frames missing making a jump in the video.

    So I learned my lesson early on with the P3. My work flow with a Go Pro rig was to do all of the video and then do all of the pics. Now with the Phantom, I alternate video and pics. Since changing, I never run into the file limit any longer and I don't have to worry about the video jumping in the middle of a perfect shot
     
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    That's interesting - a few dropped frames on the cutover. I never noticed that but don't doubt it. The only time I typically shoot that long is for maybe a distance flight where I am going to render at 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x whatever and don't care about some dropped frames. For normal use, even in 4k, the 4GB limit doesn't really seem so bad.