Need Help On Canon S3 IS Video Function

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  1. dang

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    I need a video of at most 4 minutes. I have a 2gb stick, will that be able to take four minutes of video?

    BTW, I am using the best quality setting- 640x480 at 30fps. I think I should have enough.

    Thanks alot
     
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    At 640x480 @ 30fps, the camera records 1,980KB/sec (according to the spec sheet). Four minutes works out to 240 seconds, so the file size would be approximately 475,200KB. So, you'll be ok. Keep in mind that many Canons, including the S3 IS, only allow movie files to get as large as 1GB so an 8 minute video is the longest that you can take at one time. (But you can always just start recording another movie right after the 1GB limit is hit).
     
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    Yea I read that the limit is one gb on a clip. However, based on you calculations one gb would still be enough right?

    Thanks
     
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    yes, shouldn't be a problem:

    475,200KB works out to 0.47GB
     
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