Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically?

  • I have read a few posts related to video recording using a DSLR so I decided to try my 60D for the first time. I've had the camera for about a year and a half but never tried recording a video.

    Anyway, after a few seconds the video recording stopped and a message was displayed on the LCD screen "Recording was stopped automatically" or something like that.

    Does anyone know what the problem here is? Is this SD read-write spead related?

    Does the lens you're using have anything to do with it stopping?

    i got a canon 60D with a Lexar class 10 sdhc 32GB, and i get this problem quite often, i heard class 10 sdhcs are not the best option for recording HD 1080 on the 60D, so im going to get a class 6 and see what results i get, i cant really understand this problem because sometimes it happens and sometimes it records with no problems.

    Full memory card?

    Why exactly is this on topic? How do you use this in photography? My camrea does not stop shooting photos automatically.

    My 2 cents: it's on topic because if the problem really is caused by slow SD write, it would likely also affect burst mode shooting limits

  • I have the 60D myself, and haven't experienced this. My first guess would be the write speed of the SD-card. If the card isn't fast enough you can't record video. I can't remember the required speed, but it's in the user manual.

    Edit: Just checked the manual, and the required speed for 60D is Class 6 SD card (page 171 in the manual).

    Good point. I have a few different cards so I could have been using my backup card which is not high speed. Will give it a try. Thanks.

    That was it. I put in a proper card and it works fine. Thanks.

    It is also worth noting that two Class 6 cards can have significant differences in performance. Some cheesy brands have cards rated at class 10 but may perform slower than a quality class 6 card. The class rating gives you an indication but don't **solely** rely on it for its true performance.

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