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Dave Haynie@Emmanuel Louisy-Gabriel
by on Apr 25, 2012 at 8:22:00 am

They actually DO pay for some video features. While the video recording itself in a Canon 5D or whatever is just "a simple matter of software" (eg, there's an NRE in the development phase, but no on-going cost), there's going to be an AVC/H.264 license paid in the final price of the camera.

On the other hand, extending recording time to "unlimited" costs absolutely nothing, no significant development time, nothing. Unless you live in Europe and have to pay a tax, but that's a political thing, not a real cost. So why are buyers outside of the EU being sold lesser equipment, simply because of this tax? That's the problem I have.

And while I'd even be fine with their sticking to FAT32 and thus 4GB file limits, that's not a problem -- all flash based camcorders seamlessly chain files. It's not rocket science -- Canon's camcorder division already has the code. But they have ALREADY paid the Microsoft license fees for exFAT, since these cameras all support SDXC memory cards, which use exFAT. So there's actually no problem recording effectively unlimited video.

-Dave


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