How do I use the Movie Digest function to shoot and to play back movies made with it? (PowerShot SX40 HS / PowerShot S100)
Article ID: ART111802 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Solution

You can make a short movie of a day just by taking still images.

Each time you take a picture, the scene just before taking your shot (about two to four seconds) will be automatically recorded as a movie. All the movies recorded on the same day will be saved as a single file.

important:

  • If the camera’s <Mode Switch> is set to [AUTO] () mode, [Movie Digest] () cannot be selected.
  • Since you are also shooting movies when you shoot still images, the battery will be depleted more quickly than in [AUTO] () mode.
  • The image quality will be fixed at () for movies shot in [Movie Digest] () mode.
  • In the following cases, movies will be saved as separate files even if they were shot on the same day with [Movie Digest] () mode.

- If the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 1 hour

- If the movie is protected

- If the Time Zone setting is changed

- When a new folder is created

  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.


Set the Shooting mode

1. Turn on the camera, then Set the <Mode Dial> to ().


2. Press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


3. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select [Rec. Mode] (If no changes have been made so far, [Movie Digest] () will be displayed).


4. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> left or right to select [Movie Digest] ().

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


5. Shoot.

note:

  • If you operate the camera while shooting a movie, the sounds made will be recorded in the movie.
  • The camera will not play sounds, such as when pressing the <Shutter Button> halfway, using the controls or the self-timer.
  • If you take a picture just after turning on the camera, choosing [Movie Digest] () mode or otherwise operating the camera, a movie may not be recorded.


Playing Back

You can select movies made in [Movie Digest] () mode by date for viewing.


1. Press the <Playback> () button on the camera.


2. Press the <> button.


3. The following screen appears.

[Playback Menu] () tab > Select [Movie Digest Playback]

After the settings are completed, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


4. The following screen appears.

Operate the <directional button> up or down to select the date of the movie that you wish to play back.


5. Press the <FUNC./SET> button () to play back the movie.

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