Kodak Playsport file question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Achilles75, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Achilles75 macrumors member

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    I recorded a single event (about an hour) on my Kodak Playsport in 1080p mode. When I plug the camera directly to my TV to watch the video, it appears as a single file. But when plug the camera into my MBP (or just insert the SD card into my MBP) it sees that same video as two .MOV files. Can't figure out why the camera "divided" what was a single recording into two separate files?
     
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    What file sizes do those two .mov files have?
     
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    Then the TV was nice enough to show it as single file, though it actually is composed of two files.
    As the SD card probably uses FAT32 as file system (format) for best compatibility, the file size limit is 4 GB.


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    Overview of the four major file systems (called "Formats" in Mac OS X) used on Windows and Mac OS X, compiled by GGJstudios. You can use Disk Utility to format any HDD to your liking.
    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)
    • Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
    • Required for Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner backups of Mac internal hard drive.
    • To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
    • Maximum file size: 8EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 8EiB
    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
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  5. Achilles75, Dec 11, 2011
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    You are correct. Just checked and the card is indeed formatted as FAT32. Thanks. I suppose my question now becomes whether the Kodak Playsport will still recognize and support the card if I reformat it as NTFS.
     

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