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mini dvds recording lenght?

OK i use a Sony dvd cam. and it says 30 min in SP,but every time i recorded in SP(2 times so far),The total was around 25 minutes.I recorded once in HQ and it lasted about 20 min
So i wonder why is it that it lasts only 25 min even in SP ,is it possibly because i make around 10-15 cuts,like sequences(with stop/start ) during recording,or is It cause i recorded outside,during sunlight,the nature,so there were more details to capture.
Does anyone else have that problem.
So it's 30 min. only in low light or what?

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The length of recording varies...

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There are many factors that go into how much the DVD will hold.

1. The shooting conditions. What you are recording can take up more space.

2. The starting-stopping. The more scenes you have, the more "files" which in turn take up more space.

When they say 30 mins, that's just an estimate.

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OK,thanks ...i guess it's about starting and stopping.But that's inevitable,like when i shoot my dogs during a walk and i have to press stop many times,like I'm not gonna waste DVDs "precious" minutes on nothing,but it looks either Way that's exactly what's happening.

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and it's not about the dvd itself.I've used Sony and Verbatim so far and it lasted 25 min. on both.

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Oh and i had few scenes during HQ ,but it didn't affect it's recording time.It lasted around 20 min exact.It happens only in SP,maybe it's details or maybe it's cause i cut it 15 times,it's too much probably,oh well,It's just too short.

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My advice is....

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Dont worry about it. I really dont think its a major ordeal.

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