GF2 movie time limit

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by absolutic, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. absolutic

    absolutic Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    I was asked to record an hour and fifteen minutes lecture tomorrow. I have Panasonic GF2. Can it record for an hour and 15 minutes without break, and is there enough juice in the battery to last that long? Thanks. 720p would be enough for what I am doing
  2. JayShiva

    JayShiva Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Yarm, UK
    You'd be safer with the battery-AC coupling accessory that penny does. Obviously that doesn't help for tomorrow. Why not try it tonight?
  3. adelorenzo

    adelorenzo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 9, 2011
    Whitehorse, Yukon
    Make sure you are recording in AVCHD mode. The mjpeg files max out at 2.0 GB. 115 minutes at 720p AVCHD is over 8GB so you'll need a large enough card.

    Not sure about the battery life. Let us know how it works out!
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Where do you live?

    If in Europe, there are time limits on movies to avoid being taxed as a camcorder.
  5. absolutic

    absolutic Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2011
    I am in the US. I have 32GB and 16GB SD cards, so thats not an issue. I just wanted to make sure it does not have a 30min time limit, like Sony for example, So I can just leave it. I am not going to do much zooming so hopefully the battery will last.