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I shoot wedding and Bar Mitzvah videos. I am transitioning over to a DSLR (Canon D60) camera for my projects. However, for Bar Mitzvah services, and longer wedding services, I need a camera that can last longer than the 10 min. file size. It would also be my backup camera. I use a Canon GL2 now, and I would like something that uses a card and costs around $1000. I would hate to get something expensive now and then kick myself as the next generation DSLR came out. Any suggestions?
sony sr 12 records to memory stick and can be had cheap.
I think 10 minutes file length is sufficient to record event video. If you record long wedding ceremony and you don’t want tointerruptthe audio, record audioseparatelyon a recorder and use a b-roll in post to connect video files. Canon 7D has up to 4gb file length that translate to about 12-14 min. If you don’t mind to mix camera manufacturer Nikon D7000 has 20 min file length.
Video recording time limits for the major video-capable “DSLR”s:
Panasonic GH2 – Unlimited
I’ve shot long speeches with the GH2 — it costs less than $1000 – doesn’t overheat, and doesn’t shut down at some arbitrary time limit.