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Need help with Fuji S5100 video file

I bought a Fuji S5100 digital camera no long ago and I love this camera very much. I have taken a lot of pictures and most of them turned out very nice; pictures are shapr, colors are bright.
However, when I tried to take movie with this camera I ran into problem. I took a couple of movies, each about 20 sec. or 30 sec. long. I can display the movies in the camera, no problem. But when I downloaded the movies to my computer, I could not play the movies in my pc.
The Fuji S5100 captures video in AVI files, AVI files can be played with Quicktime.
I used copy and paste method to transfer my movies file from my camera to my pc, but the transferred files turned out to be DPS files and Quicktime does not recognize them. Also, the file size is always 0.
Can someone explain to me what I did wrong, and, how can
I transfer my movie from my camera to my PC so that I can enjoy watch my movie in my PC ?

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Fujifilm S5100

In reply to: Need help with Fuji S5100 video file

I assume you are using Windows Explorer to copy your files from the camera to the hard drive.

It sounds like you are copying the wrong file.

Some cameras put the video files in a different folder.

Check the other folders in the camera and see if you can find the video files.

I have no idea what a DPS file is.
If it shows a zero file size, there is nothing in it.


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Fuji S5100 video

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Yes, I used Windows Explorer to copy video file from my camera to my pc.
No, I did not find other file, nor other folder on my XD-card ( I used a small, 16MB card to record video for testing ).
Since my computer does not have a build-in memory card reader, I used a USB cable to download pictures from camera to pc.

But I thank you for your prompt reply. I quess I just have to contact Fuji technial people ( I did that, but it did not help very much).

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Fujifilm S5100

In reply to: Fuji S5100 video

If you can playback the video with the camera, the file has to be on the camera.

According to Fujifilm documents, it will be an .avi file.

Look for any file that ends in .avi (i.e. xxxxxxx.avi).


For a test:

Download all photos to your computer because when you format the card it will erase all photos from the card.

Use the camera to format the memory card.

It is located on the "Set Up Menu"
Page 80 of the Owners's Manual.

Then take one picture.
Take a short movie.
Take another picture.

Now you should have only 3 files on the memory card.

View all three with the camera is make sure they are there.

Then connect the camera to the computer and see what file names you see using Windows Explorer.

Let me know what you find.


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