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  • How to create short video with OLYMPUS E-P3

    Hi all,
    New on here - thanks for having me.

    I have had an E-P3 for 7 years and very happy with it but never needed to use it for a video. I cannot find any details online on how to create a short video. I want to make a short video ( about 15/20 mins) of a Swiss A320 flight from Moscow to Switzerland but I do not know how to pause filming and then continue at different stages of the flight.
    I am sure the answer is simple but I cannot find it - apologies and thanks in advance.
    Tim

  • #2
    Hi Tim.

    First of all please may I offer you a warm welcome here to FTU

    While you can pause video playback it's not possible to pause a recording. If you stop recording the clip is completed and that clip is saved as a separate video file. When you press record again, a new clip file is created, and so-on.

    Later on you would assemble the individual clips into one longer video using a video editor. This is when, if you like, you can add effects like transitions from one clip to another, background music, etc.It's also possible to edit each small clip beforehand - so you can 'top and tail' if the start and finish aren't quite on time. You can split a clip and discard an unwanted section and much more.

    It's also worth pointing out that on Olympus cameras (and many others sold in Europe and other parts of the world) because of electronic products import duty these cameras are limited to a maximum 30 minutes of recording in one continuous clip. This differentiates still cameras with a video mode from dedicated video cameras, which incur a higher import duty.

    Also, be careful that very long clips don't use up all of your memory card unexpectedly!

    I hope that helps - let me know if there is anything else you need to know.

    I love aircraft and flying (as a passenger, though I would also like to get a pilots licence one day) and have travelled extensively in all sorts of aircraft from Dakota DC3s to the mighty A380. That said, last year I only flew from London to Amsterdam return - at least my 2019 carbon footprint is a bit more respectable than the previous year (20-odd flights, including two long haul returns to the Far East).

    Cheers,

    Ian
    Founder/editor
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    • timhorgan
      timhorgan commented
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      Thanks Ian, very much appreciated - I thought it was my stupidity.

      Re planes- I think the Airbus A320 with Swiss is just fantastic and the plane itself will become a classic of design form and function so I am going to follow your advice and make a short video.

      Many thanks again- Tim

  • #3
    Is there something particularly different with the Swiss A320? I'm rather intrigued

    Ian
    Founder/editor
    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
    Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
    Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
    Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
    Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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