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April 17, 2009 at 10:35 PM #47755kimchocParticipant
I just went to a JVC HZ-HD30 hard drive type camera to record
several hours of video without taking a break. More than the 1 hour
tapes. This camera is basically useless. See,,,,, its formatted in
Fat32. So guess what? Right, the files cant be anything over 19mins in
length or about 4gb. You have to drop them in the editing software and
they don’t sync up. There is a glitch. Fortunately I had a separate
sound recording device that saved my arse and I was able to layer in a
splice right under the sound that dropped out when the “new” file was
So what the hell is it good for? And why would any
manufacturer make a camera like this? Are all hard drive cameras
formatted in fat32? No, it cant be reformatted in NTFS either by camera or by computer.
19 minute files, are you kidding me?
April 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM #196515CoreeceParticipant
If that’s the case, they should callit theNeverio.
April 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM #196516AspyriderParticipant
A buddy of mine had one of those too and ended up taking it back.
April 18, 2009 at 9:21 PM #196517AnonymousInactive
I am glad this topic was brought up because I was considering one for a backup and now I know to look elsewhere. Thanks everyone.
June 9, 2009 at 2:29 PM #196518AnonymousInactive
Is this true for all the JVC Everio HHD camera’s? I just got a JVC GZ-HD-7 offf of ebay last week.
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