Hi vsommerville,


Hi vsommerville,

     Most video recording devices have a limit on how big the file size can be.  Your video probably exceeded that limit, and so the camera stopped recording to the first file and started a new one.  If you are using a Windows computer, believe it or not, there is a Windows command that will stitch them together.  Put the files in the same folder on your drive.  Open a command prompt and navigate it to the folder where your files are.  If you're not familiar with DOS commands, let's say you have your videos in a folder on your C: drive called Videos (or in other words, the C:Videos folder).  When you open your command prompt, you will type the following command to navigate to that folder:




Be sure that you use a and not a /.  Now let's say your files are called video1.MVI and video2.MVI.  You will use the following command to stitch them together:


copy /b video1.MVI + video2.MVI videofull.MVI


On the flip side of what I told you earlier, be sure to use a / and not a in this command.  Instead of videofull.MVI, you can use any name for the new file that it will create.  This is just an example.

     If you have a Mac, I heard from a Mac user friend of mine that there is a similar command on the Mac, but I don't know what that would be off the top of my head.  I believe it is a "cat" command.  You can probably Google it, though.

     I hope this helps.

Best Products

A Lighting Buyer’s Guide

The best lights for video production — 2020

Lighting needs run the gamut, from huge budget productions to small, DIY vloggers, and there’s something for every niche. This article will explain what to think about before buying lights and provide a list of the best video lights currently on the market.