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[Question] About movie shooting.

You can shoot movies with sound.
Available image sizes are 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, or 320 x 240 pixels. The number of frames shot per second (frame rate) *1 are 30 frames.
Each movie you shoot is recorded as an AVI file.


  • The remaining recording time may not change uniformly because it is recalculated from the remaining memory capacity during movie recording.
  • Depending on the remaining battery level, the battery may become depleted during movie shooting. Use of a battery with adequate remaining power.
  • Use of a high speed SD memory card with sufficient memory is recommended when shooting for long periods.
  • For shooting a movie with HD 1280 (1280 x 720), it is recommended the usage of SD/SDHC card with Class 6 or greater (SD Speed Class). Otherwise the movie with HD 1280 (1280 x 720) may not be correctly played back in the camera depending on the memory card, due to the effect of readout speed of the captured movie.
  • SDXC cards are not supported.
  • The flash cannot be used.
  • While shooting movies, only digital zoom can be used. The maximum digital zoom varies depending on the image size. With 1280 x 720, it is up to 2.8x. With 680 x 480 or 320 x 240, it is up to 4.0x.
    [Does optical zoom feature work while shooting movies ?]
  • A movie sound is recorded in monaural, regardless of image quality, or size.
memo *1 [Frame in the movie]
A movie consists of many frames whose images appear to be moving displayed at high speed.
The number of frames shot per second (frame rate) are 30 frames.

The procedures for shooting a movie

  • 1Turn the mode dial to the Movie mode.

    Turn the mode dial to the Movie mode.

  • 2Press the shutter release button to start recording the movie.
    When the shutter release button is pressed, the camera focuses on the subject.

    Press the shutter release button to start recording the movie.

  • During recording, [REC] icon is blinking and the recording time and an available time are displayed. The movie is captured until the next pressing of the shutter release button.

  • 3Press the shutter release button to finish recording the movie.

The shooting menu options available in the Movie mode

Available settings Options (*1: Default)
Movie size HD 1280 (*1), VGA640, QVGA320
Focus (Movie) Multi-AF (*1), Face Pr.Multi, Sport AF, ∞ (Infinity)
Pre-AF Off (*1), On
White balance Auto (*1), Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Incandescent Lamp2, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings

See the FAQ below for the Shooting menu operations.
[About the Shooting menu operations.]

caution Caution

  • While shooting movies, operating sounds may be recorded.
  • The maximum shooting time available at once depends on the size of your memory card. Even if you are within the maximum shooting time, recording may end depending on your card.
  • The maximum recording time available per shooting is up to 29 minutes (or up to 4 GB even if it will not reach 29 minutes).
    • For example; the 4 GB size limitation will be about 13 minutes when shooting movies at HD 1280 x 720. Available time displayed on the screen will be 13 min. 17 sec. before the recording begins.
    • Actual time available depends on the size of your memory card. Even if you are within the maximum shooting time, recording may end depending on your card.
  • The camera shake correction function cannot be used in Movie mode. If you turn the mode dial to Movie mode while the camera shake correction function is enabled, the camera shake correction icon camera shake correction icon disappears from the picture display.
  • If you shoot a fast-moving subject, it may be distorted in the recorded image.
  • If you shoot under a fluorescent light, the light flickering may be recorded as a horizontal band.
 
Answer ID: edc05018
Date created: January 27, 2011
Date modified: February 18, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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