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I’m looking at buying the Canon EOS R. I’ll want to use it for recording stage shows, which will last longer than 29:59 minutes long.

Is it possible to record on this camera longer than 29:59 in one go? Ideally I’ll need to record up to 1.5 hours at a time.

Do I require a special SD card for this? And does it matter whether I’d want to record in Full HD or 4K? Thanks!

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Canon EOS R have limitation of 29min 59sec for video recording (source)

Another video limitation people comment on is the maximum record time of 29 minutes 59 seconds. This is common in video-capable stills cameras, and it's because of WTO tax rules: any device that records for longer than this is classed as a video camera and taxed at a higher rate.

Depend of framerate and codec you will get those storage limitations:

4k

Frame Rates         Codec (H.264)   Recording Time (128 GB Card)    Data Rate
29.97/24/23.98 fps  ALL-I           35 minutes                      480 Mbps
29.97/24/23.98 fps  IPB             2 hours 21 minutes              120 Mbps

FullHD

Frame Rates         Codec (H.264)   Recording Time (128 GB Card)    Data Rate
29.97/24/23.98 fps  ALL-I           3 hours 6 minutes               90 Mbps
29.97/24/23.98 fps  IPB            23 hours 11 minutes              12 Mbps

You can calculate based on your codec and size of videoframe what card do you need. About the speed of the card you can check here: enter image description here NB! speed on the image are in MB, in tables are in Mb so you need v60 card for 4k and v30 for FullHD

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