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TASTETHERAINBOW13 34 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 4:06 PM

video limit on 3DS camera

Hi there

 

I know that if you delete all of your videos, you'll get more time to create new videos. I believe the maximum amount of time it 10 minutes. I needed more time so I deleted my videos, but I only gained a few seconds! What can I do to restore it to its original 10 minutes?

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 4:23 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

You mean that, even if you delete many minutes of video, starting a new video will only last for a few seconds before the system tells you there is not enough memory left?

FITHEMASTERSWORD 1,458 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 4:29 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

I think what he means is that he wants to delete some videos, since he's approaching his 10 minute total limit. However, when he deletes a video, his remaining time only goes up by a few seconds.

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 4:39 PM in response to: FI THE MASTER SWORD
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

FI THE MASTER SWORD  wrote:

 

I think what he means is that he wants to delete some videos, since he's approaching his 10 minute total limit. However, when he deletes a video, his remaining time only goes up by a few seconds.

Thanks for clearing that up.

 

 

Tastetherainbow13, I just did a little experiment for you.  I checked the amount of memory blocks I had left, made a ten second video, and then went back to see how many memory blocks the video took up (31 blocks).  Then, I went back and deleted the video.  When I went back to check my memory blocks, all 31 blocks were freed up.  This looks like a problem with your 3DS.

 

First, I would like you to recreate the experiment I described above, and tell me how many blocks were not freed up after you deleted your ten-second video.  If the situation does not rectify itself by then, I suggest that you try another SD Card.

FITHEMASTERSWORD 1,458 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:16 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

I think you go to system settings, then data management, then any of the 3 options, and it shows your blocks.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:18 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

How do you check you blocks?

 

Go to "Settings," and you will find out how many blocks you have under "Data Management."

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:25 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

In the system settings or the camera settings? I can't find it in the camera settings.

 

Under "System Settings." Sorry for not being very specific.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:37 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
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TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

It's cool Anyway, I have 1,081 blocks before I deleted the 10 second video, and 1,088 blocks after deleting the video.

 

How many blocks did you have before you made the video? That's also what MACHBIKER wanted you to test.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 9, 2012 11:51 AM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

I didn't look, but it was probably the same amount as after I deleted the video.

 

Hahaha, it's all right!

 

Could you maybe do the test again? Remember that the whole point of the experiment was to test to see if you had the same amount of blocks after deleting the video.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:45 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

Sure!

 

Okay, thanks!

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:52 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
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TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

OK. Before the video, I had 1,098. After the video was shot, I had 1,094.

 

What did you have after the video was deleted?

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:01 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
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TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

After I deleted it, I'm back to 1,098.

Well, it looks like it is back to normal.  If it ever acts up again like this, trying out another SD Card should do the trick.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:02 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

After I deleted it, I'm back to 1,098. Sorry if I'm taking a long time. My 3DS camera takes a LONG time to "prepare".

 

It's okay. I'm glad to help!

 

Did the amount of seconds go back to the original number before you shot the video?

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:03 PM in response to: TYLER645
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

Disregard my last post, you should be fine now. As MACHBIKER said, using another SD card should solve the problem if this happens again.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:07 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
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TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

Thanks! I'm also gonna delete the pictures I don't want to get more time. Will it ever get back to the original 10 minutes?

 

Your welcome! I don't know, it's hard to say. My guess if you delete every picture it should be close to 10 minutes, but I don't know for sure.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:12 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
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TASTETHERAINBOW13  wrote:

 

Alright. Thanks again

 

Your welcome! If you need any more help, feel free to ask!

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:16 PM in response to: TYLER645
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

TYLER645  wrote:


My guess if you delete every picture it should be close to 10 minutes, but I don't know for sure.

Just for reference, one picture takes up 2 blocks of memory.  The actual data in terms of KB can vary, but the block number for each picture stays the same.

TYLER645 1,015 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 6:31 PM in response to: MACHBIKER
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

MACHBIKER  wrote:

 

Just for reference, one picture takes up 2 blocks of memory.  The actual data in terms of KB can vary, but the block number for each picture stays the same.

 

Okay, thanks for the information MACHBIKER!

SHIGERUMYAMOTOFAN13 221 posts since
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Aug 8, 2012 5:34 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

I think that pictures also take up the total time you can record because when I tried taking a video, the max was around 7 min. It went up when I deleted some pictures, so if there are pictures you don't want you could delete them, but they only free up a few more seconds as well.

GOLDENMARIO24 1 posts since
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Feb 2, 2013 12:14 PM in response to: TASTETHERAINBOW13
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

i did all the tricks you guys said, but still am at 3:51. anymore soulutions would help. ... please?

DUMARAZ 15 posts since
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Feb 5, 2013 2:02 PM in response to: GOLDENMARIO24
Re: video limit on 3DS camera

Solution: You NEED a BIGGER SD-Card... go out and purchase a SDCH 8GB or 16GB card and volla.

 

I must admit, after reading all of these posts, not a single one mentions a single idea as to the nature of 3DS Video-estimate, minute-limitation.

 

1) 3DS video max recording time is 10mins. Period.

 

Basically, depending on the SIZE of your SD-card, and how many MB/GB's are remaining or (aka memory Blocks remaining, as displayed via Nintendo's 3DS GUI,) the 3DS console makes a really good estimate as to how much minutes/secs your 3ds video can be, should you ever record 1.

 

If you're using the standard stock 2GB SD-card (the original 3ds console comes with) and have standard apps installed, (netflix, swapnote, pokemon 3d etc, plus any game demos or eshop virtual console titles) doubtful you would have more than 2-5mins stock for a 3DS video.

 

Recall that 3DS video feature was not possible until many, many months after original release date of 3DS, barely any apps were available not including non-existent eshop.

 

Thus as future would tell, demos, more apps, full-retail games etc are now fully downloadable on the SD-Card.

 

For reference, New Super Mario Bros 2 will barely fit on the 2GB card (the game is roughly 1.xxGB), unless you delete mostly every default app, and MAYBE even save games, lol.

 

2) I bought an 16GB SD card for 22bucks at staples... done deal. problems all solved. 10min footage, many retail games saved on SD card etc.

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