5d Video question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by CrackedButter, May 6, 2010.

  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I can't find this information anywhere and funnily enough I've seen the question I'm about to ask twice but nobody has answered. Maybe here somebody will.

    If I shoot 4 mins of video with the 5d, how long does it take to empty the buffer and continue shooting. How long would it take if I shoot for the whole 12 minutes?
     
  2. Presha macrumors regular

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    Tho there are manyy factors influencing the rate your camera may buffer video. I think one of the most imposrtant would be how fast is your CF card? I.e. 100x, 300x or 600x.

    But the best and only way to know is try it and let us know your results!
     
  3. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    After doing more research yes this is true, but I'm hoping anybody with a 5D can tell me what happens for them.
     
  4. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

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    I haven't had problems with the buffer filling just from shooting video. I was using a 300x card (recently bought a bigger card that is 400x). I think if your card is fast enough, it's not getting backed up in the buffer. You can shoot or start recording video right away after stopping recording.
     
  5. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Even if you shoot for 12 minutes straight?
     
  6. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    I use Sandisk Extreme 32GB 30MB/s (200X). Absolutely no problem with buffering with minutes of video.
     
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