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Does the Canon XA11 Have a Recording Time Limit?

Yes, the Canon XA11 has a recording limit based on time and the format of the recording.

How Long Does The Canon XA11 Record Before Stopping?

The recording limit on the Canon XA11 is different depending on whether you are using slow/fast motion or standard speed recording formats.

Since this depends on playback time, the limit is different for slow motion or fast motion recordings.

Standard Speed Recordings

The maximum continuous recording time for a single video on the Canon XA11 is approximately 12 hours worth of playback at normal speed.

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After 12 hours of recording, the camcorder will automatically stop recording. 

Slow/Fast Motion Recording

As mentioned above the maximum continuous recording time for a single slow motion video is approximately 12 hours of playback time. 

After the playback time of 12 hours is reached for slow motion videos the camcorder will automatically stop recording, so you will have to restart a new clip. 

Since this is based on playback time, it depends on the slow motion setting used.

For example, if you are using slow motion at 0.5x normal speed then playback of 12 hours will be equal to 6 hours of recording. 

The same concept applies to fast motion recording…

E.g. If you are recording for 2x speed then 12 hours of playback would be about 24 hours of recording. 

Are There File Size Limits For Videos On The XA11?

For long recordings, video files will be split when they reach a file size of approximately 4GB.

However, their playback will be continuous on the Canon XA11 camcorder. 

The Canon XA11 does not stop recording at the 4GB file size limit so you can continue recording without interruption. 

Conclusion

You should now know the recording limits on the Canon XA11.

To summarise, the maximum continuous recording time on the Canon XA11 is approximately 12 hours worth of playback time. 

E.g.

At standard recording speeds this is equal to 12 hours of recording.

At 0.5x (slow motion) recording speed this is equal to 6 hours of recording.

At 2x (fast motion) recording speed this is equal to 24 hours of recording.

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