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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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Xacti Inter Clip Delay and faster SDHC cards

One of the reviews mentions that the HD2 (I think) takes about 10 seconds after finishing recording one clip before one can shoot the next clip on a HD2, probably at maximum resolution.

The reviewer said that it was difficult to take footage of a batters at a baseball match unless one left the camera rolling (?) all the times because the delay greater than the delay between batters.

How long is the inter-clip delay on your Xacti, what is the model and what is the speed (class or x times) of your SDHC card?

I read on these forums
http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.ph...ght=sdhc+class
that the Xacti only requires a class 2 card. But perhaps if one were to use a class 6 card the interclip delay might be reduced?

Scandisk class 2 are about 50% cleaper than the A data class 6. Both come with a reader.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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One of the reviews mentions that the HD2 (I think) takes about 10 seconds after finishing recording one clip before one can shoot the next clip on a HD2, probably at maximum resolution.

The reviewer said that it was difficult to take footage of a batters at a baseball match unless one left the camera rolling (?) all the times because the delay greater than the delay between batters.

How long is the inter-clip delay on your Xacti, what is the model and what is the speed (class or x times) of your SDHC card?

I read on these forums
http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.ph...ght=sdhc+class
that the Xacti only requires a class 2 card. But perhaps if one were to use a class 6 card the interclip delay might be reduced?

Scandisk class 2 are about 50% cleaper than the A data class 6. Both come with a reader.
Just tried shooting the PC clock with my SD1, stopping and starting immediately. There's 3-4seconds lost between takes.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #3
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And what speed is your SDHC card?

I bought the Class 6 sdhc card rather than the class 2 do be on the safe side.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 05:04 AM   #4
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And what speed is your SDHC card?

I bought the Class 6 sdhc card rather than the class 2 do be on the safe side.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #5
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I probably should not have bothered with the class six then. I will report back with the interclip delay when it is delivered.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #6
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I have a 8G Class II SDHC and a 2G 150x SD. 2G 150x SD has a faster response. I have HD2.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #7
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My class 6 (I think that may be the 150 times) takes about 4 seconds between clips. It is more the time that it takes to react to being told to stop recording than the time between clips which is pretty much instantaneous.
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