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Old January 5th, 2014, 04:38 AM   #1
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GH3 PAL VERSION limit 30 min rec??

Hello, I bought GH3 in Europe, Romania .. is PAL version but am limited to 30 minutes video recording .. normal PAL version is not unlimited recording?

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Old January 5th, 2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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The normal PAL version is limited to 30 minutes recording. It is possible to buy a PAL model GH3 (G6 GX7 & GM1) from Hong Kong that does not have a 30 minute limit. I have a posted a link several times on DVInfo. I bought a G6 & it records more than 2.5 hours to fill a 32GB card & still has battery capacity left. I had to pay customs tax but it ended up being about the same price as if I had bought it here in the UK. Of course it would be a hassle if I ever had a warranty issue but that slight risk is outweighed by having no recording limit. I know personally of a couple of other people who have also bought cameras & lenses from the same source & been satisfied. gh3-notes:gh3-discount [Personal View FAQs Wiki]
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Old January 5th, 2014, 06:37 AM   #3
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Ok....thanks
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Old January 30th, 2014, 06:10 AM   #4
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Is not it possible that Panasonic modify and remove the 30 min?But if a pale version without the 30 minutes Frimware install new version 1.2, then remains no limits were going to be limited to 30 minutes?I ask this because I saw GH3 PAL unlimited 30 minutes and I saw a different version of particleboard Frimware specially for unlimited 30 min.
A pal version 1.2 installed one on an unlimited GH3 30 min?, And is still without the 30 min?

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Old January 30th, 2014, 06:30 AM   #5
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The Australian Pal model GH 3 has no record limit.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:14 PM   #6
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I want to support Docea's question. Where is in the camera is the 30 min limit set? Could it be dismantled with a hack or some kind of firmware?
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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:10 AM   #7
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I suspect that the 30 minute recording limit is hard coded somewhere in the camera as there is only one firmware upgrade file on the Panasonic website for a particular model e.g. GH3 or G6. There is not an NTSC firmware or a PAL firmware nor a PAL with no recording limit firmware.

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Old February 2nd, 2014, 04:50 AM   #8
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heres my old post - plenty of info out there to read

After reading James Ryans difficulties sourcing time limits on PAL cameras - I did some tests and here you go:
AVCHD and MP4 - 30 minute limit
mov 1920 x 1080 25p - only limited by card size - no time limit.
I have not tested the other mov modes but would assume there is no limit on those either.
My only question is why is there a limit on the first two and not mov ????
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 06:14 AM   #9
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Re: GH3 PAL VERSION limit 30 min rec??

Panasonic is queer like this. My holiday camera is an FT-3. 29'59" limit on 1080, no limit on 720p. Even queerer though is 1080 is 30fps and 720 is 25fps... on a PAL camera.

Panasonic is seriously sick.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 06:07 AM   #10
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heres my old post - plenty of info out there to read

After reading James Ryans difficulties sourcing time limits on PAL cameras - I did some tests and here you go:
AVCHD and MP4 - 30 minute limit
mov 1920 x 1080 25p - only limited by card size - no time limit.
I have not tested the other mov modes but would assume there is no limit on those either.
My only question is why is there a limit on the first two and not mov ????
Hmm, my GH3 has a 30 min limit in mov 1920x1080 25p.
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