Types of recording modes and changing the recording modes (VIXIA HF R40 / HF R42 / HF R400)
Article ID: ART140058 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Types of recording modes and changing the recording modes (VIXIA HF R40 / HF R42 / HF R400)

Solution

Recording modes

The camcorder offers several video quality options (measured by bit rate) for recording movies. For AVCHD movies, select 60P or MXP mode for higher quality and select LP for longer recording times. Similarly, for MP4 movies, select 35 Mbps or 24 Mbps mode for higher quality and 4 Mbps mode for longer recording times. If you select 60P or 35 Mbps, movies will be recorded at 60P frames per second, progressive.

NOTE
  • Bit rate indicates how much information is recorded in 1 second of video and also affects recording time available on the memory. Movies with higher bit rates will have higher video quality while those with lower bit rates will have smaller file sizes, allowing you to record longer and upload more quickly.
  • Depending on the portable device, you may not be able to play back your recordings.
  • Movies recorded in 60P or MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc recorder compliant with AVCHD Ver. 2.0 specifications to copy those movies onto Blu-ray discs.
  • The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
  • The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding 1 hour

REFERENCE
  • Regarding 60P, 35Mbps:
- Depending on the TV, you may not be able to play back movies recorded in 60P or 35 Mbps.
- When the video quality is set to 60P or 35 Mbps, dual recording and decoration are not available.
- When the shooting mode is set to [Cinema], recording in 60P or 35 Mbps is not available. When the shooting mode is set to [Baby Mode], recording in 60P is not available.

IMPORTANT

Changing the recording modes

1. Turn on the camcorder.

2. Touch [ ].

3. Drag your finger left/right to bring the [Recording Setup] menu to the center, and then touch the icon to open it.

4. Touch [Video Quality].

5. Touch to select the video quality.

REFERENCE
For more detailed information on the recording mode, touch [i].

The information will be displayed.

6. Touch [ ].

7. Touch [ ] to close.

SIMS Doc Id

8201792900