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How to configure your camera and output settings using the Canon G40
How to configure your camera and output settings using the Canon G40

How to change your video output to mp4. and how to record at a higher or lower quality for different file sizes

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Written by Danny
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1. On your camera's LCD screen tap on "FUNC" in the top left corner. 

2. Now tap on "MENU". 

3. To change the video output to MP4, tap on the video settings icon which is found in the middle of the three icons along the top of the screen. Then tap on "AVCHD" beside "Movie Format".  

4. Now tap on "MP4" and tap on the return arrow in the top left corner. 

5. To change the video quality or to change the file size output, tap on the empty textbox beside "Recording Mode".  

6. For the highest quality of video, use 35 Mbps. This will in turn have a larger file size, so ensure you have enough space on your SD Card to record for the full length of your game. 

7. For the lowest quality of video, tap on the down arrow along the left hand side and use 3 Mbps. This will give you a small file size but with a reduction in video quality. 

8. If you're using the video for feedback at halftime we recommend using 4 Mbps. See How to import video at halftime for more information. 

9. Here is a list of file sizes as an example:

  • 60 minute video;
    - 35 Mbps - 12.6GB
    - 24 Mbps - 8.64GB
    - 17 Mbps - 6.12GB
    - 8 Mbps - 2.88GB
    - 4 Mbps - 1.44GB
    - 3 Mbps - 1.08GB

  • 70 minute video;
    -  35 Mbps - 14.7GB
    - 24 Mbps - 10.08GB
    - 17 Mbps - 7.14GB
    - 8 Mbps - 3.36GB
    - 4 Mbps - 1.68GB
    - 3 Mbps - 1.26GB

  • 90 minute video;
    - 35 Mbps - 18.9GB
    - 24 Mbps - 12.96GB
    - 17 Mbps - 9.18GB
    - 8 Mbps - 4.32GB
    - 4 Mbps - 2.16GB
    - 3 Mbps - 1.62GB

10. We recommend using 17 or 24 Mbps if you are not showing video at half time as this keeps the video quality high. We also merge our first and second halves together after the game which reduces the file size down to a more manageable 1-4GB. See how to merge files for more information.  

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