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DanielTheRider
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Hey pilots,
      I'm sure this a rookie settings questions but I'm finding that when I record videos, it only records videos in 5-6 minute videos for the first half and then records another video for the second half. I'm trying to record a video that will last about 8-10 minutes in total length. I'm currently using the regular Micro SD that came with my P4P+ which is a 16GB. I'm shooting at 4K 30FPS. I'd like to continue recording in this quality. I'm hoping it's just a setting to allow the video to record the 10 minutes in one straight video as opposed to two. I want to eventually load this video to YouTube but I'm looking to primarily load this video to a FaceBook group page.

Any help?

- Daniel
2017-8-5
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Geebax
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It is perfectly normal for the camera to record files up to 4GB in length, and split the file into two if you record longer. This has always been the case. You can always join the files together, although there may be a few missing frames in between.
2017-8-5
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DanielTheRider
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How can I change how many gigs the file records in? If I blend the 2 videos into one what program would I use? I'm a Mac user.
2017-8-6
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Dirty Bird
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The file will split around 4GB no matter what.  Unfortunately you can't change this limitation.   The only option, other than a separate step to combine the files into one, is to reduce resolution which will allow you to record for longer  before the file reaches the 4GB threshold.  
2017-8-6
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Aardvark
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Geebax Posted at 2017-8-5 20:39
It is perfectly normal for the camera to record files up to 4GB in length, and split the file into two if you record longer. This has always been the case. You can always join the files together, although there may be a few missing frames in between.

"although there may be a few missing frames in between."

I seem to remember reading that one of the advantages of the P4Pro was that there were no missing frames as in previous models.
2017-8-6
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Geebax
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Aardvark Posted at 2017-8-6 16:33
"although there may be a few missing frames in between."

I seem to remember reading that one of the advantages of the P4Pro was that there were no missing frames as in previous models.

That could be the case, I don't have one to say.
2017-8-6
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DanielTheRider
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Thanks guys. All makes sense. I made one full lenth video by combining both videos and there were no missing frames. You literally cannot tell where the break is. Also, Why is it such a pain to export these videos from iMovie to Photos if recorded in 4K? Is it easier to upload videos if recorded in 720 for YouTube or FaceBook purposes?
2017-8-7
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Dirty Bird
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The Mavic & P4P models fixed the missing frames between video segments issue.  Not sure if this applies to the Spark but I suspect this improvement applies there as well.
2017-8-7
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DJI Susan
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For FAT32, the max file size is 232=4GB. Divided in 4GB will be helpful to avoid loss or abnormal.
And Exfat,it supports larger size. The file will be damaged when cutting off power or taking out the SD card. It may caused larger loss if these videos can not be restored.  

As discussed above, the 4GB was set and the videos were recorded in small videos.
2017-8-13
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