Creative Communities of the World Forums

The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Activity Forums Sony Cameras EX1r records 13 minute clips. is this normal?

  • EX1r records 13 minute clips. is this normal?

    Posted by Hal Beery on March 21, 2023 at 11:06 am

    A two hour concert arrives on the recording chips in 13 minute durations. Its been a while since i’ve used this cam… is this normal? or is there a setting that i missed somewhere?

    Joby Anthony jr replied 1 year, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Riccardo Luppi

    March 21, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Hal,

    referencing the manual for the EX1R, at page 44 it states “Maximum duration of a clip
    In HD Mode, a clip can be 24 hours long at
    maximum. If a clip exceeds 24 hours, it is
    automatically divided.”
    I would say that your issue might be linked to the formatting of the SD card. As you format it, you can set the maximum file size it will allow anyone to write. If that is the case, re-formatting the SD cards while removing the size limit could solve your issue.

  • Hal Beery

    March 21, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you Riccardo, very much. I’ll give it try!

  • Usama Aslam

    March 22, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    The Sony EX1 records video onto memory cards or SxS cards. By default, the camera records in the MXF format, which is a file-based format that is designed for professional video production.

    The camera can record in a variety of frame rates and resolutions, but it is possible that the camera is set to split longer recordings into smaller files or “chunks” for easier management and storage. This is a common feature on many digital cameras and camcorders, and it allows you to record long events or lectures without having to worry about running out of storage space on your memory card.

    The default file size for these chunks varies depending on the camera model and settings, but it’s usually around 2GB or 4GB, which translates to roughly 12-15 minutes of video footage at 1080p resolution. This means that your two-hour concert would be split into multiple files, each of which would be around 13 minutes in duration.

  • Joby Anthony jr

    March 23, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    I know on our C100s, all of our NLEs seem to know to automatically stitch together its AVCHD files, but not the mp4s from the camera. So Canon created a stitch tool to put those pieces together. Maybe Sony has a similar stitching tool?

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy