Author Topic: Auto-restart feature for long interview recording  (Read 2574 times)

15kgrit

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Auto-restart feature for long interview recording
« on: January 19, 2016, 01:32:40 PM »
I understand that auto-restart loses a few frames while restarting. When does the auto-restart feature come into play?

I am recording long interviews lasting 45 mins to an hour. My 6D will record a movie in 4GB chunks without losing any frames. I have to simply group the files in post which is no issue at all. Each file is around 12 mins long. This way, I get a 29 min 59 sec of total recording. Then the recording stops.

Will the auto-restart feature of ML come into play between the 4GB chunks or will it only apply at the end of 29 mins and 59 secs? I don't want it to apply after recording 4GB because the lost frames would not be desirable. But I don't mind the lost frames at the 30 min mark. I can work with that with my second camera.

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Re: Auto-restart feature for long interview recording
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 01:48:38 PM »
Canon stops recording. ML restarts recording.
Works like a user pressing record button again after it stops.
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Re: Auto-restart feature for long interview recording
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 03:58:10 PM »
Thanks for the quick response.
To confirm, ML does not interfere with the 4GB files within a 29:59 bracket of time. It only starts recording when the 29:59 limit is reached and the camera stops recording.

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Re: Auto-restart feature for long interview recording
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 05:25:19 PM »
Canon stops recording. ML restarts recording. ML doesn't care that much why the cam stops on its own. That's for H.264, of course.
MLV/RAW doesn't have a 29:59 limitation anymore.
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Re: Auto-restart feature for long interview recording
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 06:27:50 PM »
For an interview or long recording mutch better to use a timer set 10 minutes and stop start yourself I between questions or natural break. If you have two cameras you can always cut to the other.
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