Oh, I really didn’t know about that! I remembered that the record limit is 29:59 because they get into a different product category and taxes are different, but I was unaware of 24p requiring some kind of licensing! thanks for the info!Ah no. It costs them money to add this. It isn’t about being technically easy or not. But apparently they need to license it. So they probably excluded it cause they were willing to bet that people wouldn’t care enough for it to affect sales. Enough noise made and a rethink means they concluded it would cost them more to not implement it than the money saved because of reduced sales or bad publicity.
It is the same reasoning behind 5GHz frequencies in routers. It isn’t technically harder to have but they have to pay to use it.