Selecting the Video Quality

Article ID: ART167257 | Date published: 01/17/2017 | Date last updated: 01/17/2017


Selecting the Video Quality


The camcorder offers several video quality options (bit rates) for recording movies. Select 35 Mbps or 24 Mbps for higher quality or 4 Mbps for longer recording times.

1. Touch [ ].

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

3. Touch [Video Quality].

4. Select the desired video quality*.
*You can view details about the video quality with the following procedure.
  • To view information on the video quality
4-1. Touch [ ].
4-2. A screen with the resolution, bit rate and frame rate will appear.
4-3. Touch [ ].

5. Touch [ ].

6. Touch [ ].
  • If you select 35 Mbps, movies will be recorded at 60 frames per second, progressive.
  • Bit rate (measured in Mbps) indicates how much video data is recorded in 1 second.
  • Depending on the video quality used, you may not be able to use the iOS / Android device to check movies before saving them or to play back movies after saving them.
  • 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 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.
  • Depending on the TV, you may not be able to play back movies recorded at 35 Mbps.
  • When the shooting mode is set to , recording in 35 Mbps is not available.



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