Recording Movies on a Memory Card Optura 400
Article ID: ART156508 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

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Recording Movies on a Memory Card Optura 400

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Recording Movies on a Memory Card Optura 400

You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or from devices connected via the DV terminal or the AV terminal. The sound of a movie recorded on a memory card will be monaural. With SD Memory Cards up to 512 MB, you can record until "CARD FULL" appears (approx. 33 minutes with a 512 MB SD Memory Card). With MultiMediaCards, the recording time is limited to 10 sec. in 320 x 240 pixels and 30 sec. in 160 x 120 pixels.


Recording Directly to a Card with the Camcorder

Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder

Recording from Other Video Devices

Screen Displays during Movie Recording

Recording Directly to a Card with the Camcorder

  1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
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    Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and the TAPE/CARD switch to .
    - The POWER indicator lights up.


  2. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
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    The card access indicator flashes.
    - Press the start/stop button to stop recording.


  • Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data damage.
  • When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is set to allow recording.
  • Do not load/unload a cassette during recording.

  • With SD Memory Cards up to 512 MB, you can record until ?CARD FULL? appears (approx. 33 minutes with a 512 MB SD Memory Card). With MultiMediaCards, the recording time is limited to 10 sec. in 320 ? 240 pixels and 30 sec. in 160 ? 120 pixels.
  • We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card with a transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with this camcorder. With memory cards not formatted with this camcorder, or when recording/erasing has been repeatedly performed, the writing speed may be lower and recording may stop.
  • You can select the focusing point when recording a movie on the memory card.
  • Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer using a USB cable, keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in 320 x 240 and 35 min. in 160 x 120.
  • The recording time varies according to the movie size, the recoding condition and the subjects.

Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder

  1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
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    Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to .
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    The POWER indicator lights up.

  2. Press the button to start the tape playback.

  3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.

  4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.

Recording from Other Video Devices

You can record movies from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal (analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal on a memory card.

  1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
    - If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
    - When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that "AVDV" is displayed on the screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that "AVDV" is not displayed. Change the setting as necessary.

  2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.

  3. Press the <start/stop> button when the scene you wish to record appears.

  4. Press the <start/stop> button to stop recording.

  • When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
    • A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 widescreen mode will be vertically compressed.
    • The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card.
    • Recording stops at blank sections or recordings in different audio mode (12bit/16bit).

Screen Displays during Movie Recording

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