I am beginning to experiment with shooting video with my D800. I read up on what sort of memory card to use, and purchased a Lexar Professional 32GB 600x class 10 SD unit. I set up the video to go to the SD card, and selected 1080p @ 30fps, normal quality. When I start recording, the camera stops (intermittently) and displays a warning on the display that says, "Recording Interrupted, Please Wait." I've seen posts on other Nikon cameras about this, and the consensus seems to be that the SD card is the culprit; it isn't fast enough. However, this is a state-of-the-art card on Nikon's approved list. Has anyone had a similar problem? What did you do to fix it? (It does not seem to happen if I shoot @ 720 instead of 1080.)
My suspicion is that Niell has it about right: a bad card. The results seem to be independent of the resolution/frame rate/quality after doing some more experimenting. I tried recording to the CF card and had no problem. Sent the card back for replacement. Hopefully this will cure the hiccups.
Problem solved! I had purchased the card from B&H, so it's not likely that it might be a counterfeit. It was suggested that perhaps I had a bad card, so I tried recording video on the CF card and had no problem. I returned the card for a replacement which I received today. Same brand/model/etc. The new card works fine, so I guess I did have a "duff" card to begin with. Thanks everyone.
Hi guys. I too have a Nikon D800. I too am randomly experiencing these "Recording Interrupted" messages. It is NOT the card. I have 3, very fast cards. They have been shooting video for 4 months with NEVER an appearance of that message. Since I upgraded to the new version 1.10 firmware, this has started happening. Proof that it is not the card includes the fact that after I allow the error to go away, I can NORMALLY get it to record successfully (1080/30fps, Video quality setting to HIGH).
I can shoot all the way up to 20 minutes with never an issue. It is simply NOT the card. When it happens, I try all THREE of my cards and get the same error on each. I reformat them in the camera. This is something related to the firmware - I feel it in my gut. I am an experienced digital camera School owner and have been using and teaching for 12 years. I know when it is an issue of card speed, and this is not. So, let's apply pressure on Nikon to research the issue and solve it. I am happy to provide input and act as a "guinea pig" if it helps to get a resolution
I frequently shoot "Talking Head" videos of myself on various topics, and to speak for 10 minutes, and then go round to the back of the camera and discover that it hasn't recorded a word I've said.... Well, you can imagine what I'd like to be saying to the camera if I wasn't so polite and it wasn't so deaf!
I have the same error message. I have used three different SD cards and even a CF. I have changed the resolution, the FPS and nothing seems to work. I just received the camera 3 days ago and I called Nikon and they said they have never heard about this issue. It is really frustrating!
Thanks so much Rob! I have used both, CF ans SD. Two of them are new. I reset the camera to the factory settings and nothing. I bought the camera online (B&H) and I am returning it. I will get an exchange, so I'll let you know.