Sj8 pro max file size

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  1. pete

    pete New Member

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    Hello,

    recently i bought a sjcam sj8 pro, very happy with the cam.
    i am using an extrme pro 64gb from sandisk.
    Formatted in the laptop as exfat.
    With camera in video mode ,loopmode off,the max. size of the files is 20 minutes recording (2,12gb)
    After the 20 minutes is starts making a new file (for another 20 minutes) As if loop mode is on,but it isn't!!
    I don't think this is correct? Firmware failure?
    Or do i miss something here?
    What i want is one file that is bigger than just 2 GB should be possible i believe. But How?
    Even formatted in Fat32 should give me bigger files (4 GB)

    thanks, Pete
     
  2. Oleg Gorfinkel

    Oleg Gorfinkel New Member

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    I have exactly the same question! This doesn't seem to be an actual file size limitation per se, but rather, SJCAM just limiting the maximum recording time to 20 minutes in the settings. I can't even fathom what their reason could be for doing this (there is certainly no LEGITIMATE reason for denying users the ability to record continuously until the memory card runs out of space). I wonder if we'll ever get an answer...
     
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    Sulev Svilponis Elite

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    AFAIK at least EU demands much higer tax rates (import duty), if camera can record longer than 30 minutes. See https://www.fujirumors.com/yes-eu-i...-h1-limited-30-minutes-will-change-2018-2019/
     
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    Oleg Gorfinkel New Member

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    Interesting... thanks for this information. Is there any indication, though, that that is actually SJCAM's thinking behind the 20 min. limit?
    By the way, I've read elsewhere that even though the SJ8's recording time is limited to 20 minutes, it records consecutive segments seamlessly. It that really true? Can it actually go from one file to the next without missing a frame, so if they were all stitched into a single video, it would be smooth and continuous?
     
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    I always use "avidemux" to connect files, and there is no gap.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for the confirmation!
     
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    If there is no limit setting, file is cut every 4GB and drop out occurs.
     
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    Even when the card is formatted as ExFAT?
     
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    My old M20 can record without time limit setting, but not yet try.
     

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