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How to Fix "Movie Recording Has Been Stopped Automatically”

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Q: "Why does My Canon Rebel T6 Stop Recording Automatically?"
"I have an important class project to shoot, but each time I begin recording, my Canon Rebel T6 keeps stopping only a few minutes into the record. Please can someone help me fix this problem of my video recording stopping abruptly? My paper is due tomorrow!"

video camera for movies

Movies are made for various reasons: education, entertainment, record keeping or making memories, etc. This goes to say how important movies have been and will always be in human society. This article's essence is to show you how to fix this common challenge of movie recording stopping automatically. So, if you are a movie creator and for some reason, your camera wouldn't record your movie anymore, sit tight, and learn how to fix this problem.

Part 1: What's "Movie Recording Has Been Stopped Automatically"

This part will give you an overview of what it means when "movie recording has been stopped automatically." It will also show you the causes of this error.

1. Overview of "Movie Recording Has Been Stopped Automatically."

This error is self-explanatory as it implies that while recording with your camera, it stops recording beyond a certain number of minutes. This problem is common with Canon cameras, whereby a video recording gets suddenly disrupted after recording for a certain amount of time. When this happens, it is usually followed by an error message like "Recording has stopped automatically" or "Movie Recording has been stopped automatically."

2. What Causes "Movie Recording Has Been Stopped Automatically"?

Several factors can be responsible for this problem of movie recording stopping automatically. These are discussed below:

Part 2: How to Fix "Movie Recording Has Been Stopped Automatically"

Now that the sources of the problem have been ascertained, what then are the solutions? Here we have a video tutorial and 6 text solutions for you:

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1.Cool Down Your Camera:

It is quite easy to get carried away with your video recording, even in extreme weather like hot weather. As discussed above, a camera can easily stop recording due to overheating. Once this happens, the wise thing to do is shut down the camera and let it cool for a while before you resume shooting.

2.Format SD Card:

Your SD card may be filled with so much junk hence the need to format and not delete image by image. Formatting wipes the card clean and gives you the chance to start afresh. So before you start using the SD card again, ensure that you format it with the camera and not with the computer. Also, take note that the card has enough storage space before you begin recording again.

Because formatting your SD card can improve the write and read speed of the card, you should learn how to do that with the steps below:

select camera menu

set format card

low level format

3. Change Your Camera's Recording Size:

If you do not wish to change the memory card itself or format not to lose important images and videos, you have another option. You can change the video recording size to enable the card to handle the video. Note that some will reduce the video quality, but it will still be acceptable to watch. Using your camera's menu, set the movie recording size by frame rate, size, and compression. You can also adjust the movie record settings using the Quick Control screen in some Canon camera models like Rebel T5/1200D.

movie recording sizes

4.Control Camera's Bitrate

Sometimes, the error "Movie recording has been stopped automatically" is triggered because the camera has a higher bitrate than the card can handle. This only means that the proper solution is to lower the bitrate to accommodate the memory card's capacity. Once the card's capacity to handle such bitrate is enabled, then it can record your movie for a longer time without stopping abruptly. An add-on like Magic Lantern can come in handy in this regard as you can set options like QScale with a low negative value or CBR 1x mode to prevent your video recording from stopping automatically.

5. Visit Canon Website and Update Latest Available Firmware

Updates are generally important for systems and devices like cameras. This is because updates fix whatever issues have been previously faced by the camera, such as movie recording stopping automatically. Therefore, visit your camera's manufacturer's website to check if there are any latest available updates for your particular camera model. Visit the support and downloads page of the website and get your latest updates.

canon support page

6.Opt for an SD Card with High Speed:

SD cards are placed in categories of their read and write speeds, i.e., classes. The system is that the higher the class number, the higher the read and write speeds and, by implication, the quality. By way of definition, a read and write speed is how fast (or not) a camera can record and retrieve information. Thus, a Class 9 SD card has a higher read and write speed and quality than, say, a Class 5 S card. Therefore, for high-quality cameras like Canon, it is advisable to use nothing less than a Class 6 SD card and, more preferably, a good quality class 10 card.

class 10 sd card

Part 3: How to Repair Corrupted Videos from Canon Camera

Having corrupted videos is not something anyone wants to experience. This is because corrupt videos come with such problems as videos not playing properly or at all. Corrupt videos can be repaired, so you have nothing to worry about. With a tool like Wondershare Repairit Video Repair, you can fix videos that have been corrupted after recording. You can also fix videos that get corrupted due to this error of movie recording stopping automatically or abruptly. The latter is an interruption to your video recording that may cause errors in your videos.

Wondershare Repairit is known to professionally repair videos that have been corrupted due to errors from memory cards, improper system shutdown, camera crash, file read and write errors, virus attacks, and so on. The software also supports video repairs of video formats like M2TS, FLV, MOV, MP4, AVI, 3GP, M4V, among many others. Also, Wondershare Repairit fixes videos that have been damaged due to the following corruption scenarios:

Using this tool is quite simple. Just insert your memory card into your computer through the card slot, download Wondershare Repairit, launch it, and follow these steps to fix your corrupted videos:

Step 1: Add Corrupted Video

Add the video in need of repair on the Wondershare Repairit platform. Do this by selecting the "Add video and start repairing" option in the center of the interface and choose "Add."

add corrupted video

Step 2: Repair Video

The next thing is to click "Repair" to let the software scan and fix your corrupted video in the "Quick Repair" mode. Choose "OK" from the pop-up window that appears afterward to preview and save.

repair the video

Step 3: Preview the Repaired Video

Preview the video that has been repaired using the right arrow at the end of the file details tab. Just click on it and watch the contents of your folder to be sure all is in place.

preview repaired video

The above steps are for Quick Repair. If you preview your files and see some files that haven't been repaired because they are too damaged, you can tap the "Advanced Repair" option to try the second repair mode.

Step 4: Add Sample Video

Now, click on the folder icon in the window that pops up telling you to add a sample video to repair. A sample video is simply a working video file created using the same device and in the same format as your badly corrupted video file. This file serves as a reference to be used by the repair app in fixing your corrupted file.

add sample video

Choose the option "Repair" to continue. The app will take you back to the previous window where Quick Repair ended. By going ahead with Advanced repair, the files which are fixed under Quick repair do not automatically save. Therefore, you can choose "Yes" to save them or "No" to proceed without saving them.

Step 5: Save Video

You can now save all your repaired files. However, you should note: "Please do not save files to the path where you lost them." This means you need a new location to save your files, like Drive "C," not "D," or Drive "E."

save video path

Also, note that you must not choose "Recover" before you save your files because this will directly take your files to their original location, which is not what you want, right? So, ensure you choose "New Folder" to enable you to send them to a new destination where you can create a new folder. Name the folder in such a way you will easily remember and go on to enjoy your repaired video.

repaired video saved

Part 4: How to Protect Your Canon Camera Videos

1.Tips for Recording Movies and Videos

To effectively record your movies and videos like a pro, there are some tips you should bear in mind. These are discussed below:

2.Tips for Using Camera Video Files

The video shoot results, i.e., the video files themselves, should be treated the right way. To know tips on how to use your camera video files, read the following:

Closing Words

The solutions you have been shown will help you a great deal in fixing this problem of "movie recording has been stopped automatically." For movies or videos that have already been corrupted due to this error, remember to use the ultimate professional tool to repair the videos completely. That is, the Wondershare Repairit.

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