Laggy video from EM-5?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Damien, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Damien

    Damien Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 9, 2013
    The video I record with my EM-5 can look a little "jumpy" sometimes... and I don't mean that look when your shutter speed is fast, it just looks like it skips a beat here and there.
    Is that normal? Is it because I don't have the mega-fastest SD card out there?
  2. Kenny

    Kenny Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    KL Malaysia
    What's the processor and ram of your computer?
  3. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    The video from my OM-D doesn't look laggy. :O
  4. Damien

    Damien Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 9, 2013
    i7 2600k, 8 gigs of ram, solid state drive
  5. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    What class of card did you use? For video class 4 is the lowest limit and I have seen them not like HD video. When I shoot HD I always use a class 10 card as it is more than fast enough.
  6. Kenny

    Kenny Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    KL Malaysia
    Wow. I guess my laptop is slow. Lol. Im using sd card class 10 and have no problem with the video.
  7. Kadmos

    Kadmos Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 4, 2012
    I think it could be just your media player. Before you try anything else give VLC media player a try. I had the same exact problem! It turned out the videos were good but the rendering by the other players I was using was simply not suited for OM-D files.
  8. Kenny

    Kenny Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 9, 2012
    KL Malaysia
    +1 try different players.
  9. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
    Try Splash Lite it is pretty good at high bitrate files, better than VLC IMO.
  10. rfortson

    rfortson Mu-43 Veteran

    Yep, I'll bet it's the video player, too. Video from the E-M5 shouldn't stutter at all, and your computer is fully capable. Next thing to check is the card used for recording.
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