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avigar

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avigar Registered since 29th Nov 2006
Thu 18-Oct-12 03:39 PM | edited Thu 18-Oct-12 04:34 PM by avigar

What's the recommended number of minutes that one can record at a time? I'm worried about processor heat and its effects on the camera. I'd want to prevent the camera from needing a cooldown before I can start shooting pictures again with it.

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Covey22

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#1. "RE: Videos with the D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Fri 19-Oct-12 12:31 AM

For the most part, hybrid still/video cameras are limited to 30 minutes of continuous shooting, so that's the maximum clip length before recording stops and you have to restart. This is a deliberate limitation to avoid being considered from a taxation perspective as a pure video product. That being said, it's probably more important to think about how long the clip can be before your post-processing chore becomes unmanageable. I wouldn't want to be editing full thirty minute continuous clips. I would prefer to edit 3-5 minute long clips, knowing that for the most part, I'm not going to pull more than a minute of video from it and likely archiving or dumping the remainder.

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RRRoger

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#2. "RE: Videos with the D5100" | In response to Reply # 1

RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Wed 07-Nov-12 07:07 PM

I never had any trouble with my D5100 overheating.
Typical Video use was 3 or slightly more 20 minute segments during Church services.
I was shooting HD1080 at 30fps.

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mguffin

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#3. "RE: Videos with the D5100" | In response to Reply # 2

mguffin Registered since 25th Nov 2011
Mon 12-Nov-12 03:59 PM

The D5100 is limited to 20 minutes, assuming your card can hold it...

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