Using the Motion Picture menu

Application (Record)

Using the [Motion Picture] menu

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VQT4J11

Items on the [Rec] menu and [Motion Picture] menu with the same names have the same 

functions. If a setting in one menu is changed, the setting with the same name in other 

menu will also be changed automatically. 

 •See the corresponding [Rec] menu item for details. 

 •For the setting procedures of the menu. 

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[Rec Mode]

Sets the data format of the motion picture that is recorded.

 

Settings

[AVCHD]

This is a data format suitable for playback on high-definition TVs.

[MP4]

This data format is suited for playing back motion pictures on a 

computer and other such devices.

 

For details 

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[Rec Quality]

Sets the picture quality of the motion picture that is recorded.

 

Settings

[AVCHD] in [Rec Mode]

Item

Picture size/Bit rate

fps

Aspect ratio

[PSH]

1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 28 Mbps

60p

16:9

[FSH]

1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps

60i

[SH]

1280×720 pixels/Approx. 17 Mbps

60p

[MP4] in [Rec Mode]

Item

Picture size/Bit rate

fps

Aspect ratio

[FHD]

1920×1080 pixels/Approx. 20 Mbps

30

16:9

[HD]

1280×720 pixels/Approx. 10 Mbps

[VGA]

640×480 pixels/Approx. 4 Mbps

4:3

 

Bit rate is the data volume for a given period of time. The bigger the volume, the 

higher the picture quality. This unit uses the “VBR” recording method. “VBR” is an 

abbreviation of “Variable Bit Rate”, and the bit rate (volume of data for definite period 

of time) is changed automatically depending on the subject to record. Therefore, the 

recording time is shortened when a subject with fast movement is recorded.

 

The aspect ratio of motion pictures is set using [Rec Quality]. The aspect ratio of 

motion pictures will not be changed even if you operate the aspect ratio selector 

switch. 

 

You can record motion pictures to the built-in memory only in [VGA] mode.