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Author Topic: Recording video limitation: american VS European  (Read 1446 times)

Offline moher76

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Recording video limitation: american VS European
« on: February 05, 2017, 02:26:27 AM »
Dear all,

The 550d European model has video limit set to 29:29 for tax reasons. Now I have an option to buy a T2i American model. I am not sure whether or not the US model has set the same legal limitation or not. Can anyone make clear this aspect?

Thank you.

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Recording video limitation: american VS European
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 11:24:08 AM »
Yes, it does unfortunately. But in any case, meaningful video will terminate at more like 10 minutes because of the file size. Video is stored in the FAT32 file system because that's how SD cards generally come formatted, and that comes with a 4GB file size limitation.

I believe there are ways around this, if you're willing to install home-brew software. You can google "Magic Lantern" as a piece of software; I think it has a feature to continue recording in a new file, without frame loss.

But, the bottom line is, the US version is no different to the Euro one.