View Full Version : Nano video recording time?
Sep 20, 2009, 02:18 PM
Does it record video until it runs out of either battery or storage? I plan to use it as a dash cam while I drive.
Sep 20, 2009, 07:51 PM
From the manual:
Sep 20, 2009, 08:42 PM
I've done some preliminary, semi-unscientific testing of file sizes with the nano, mainly by making several different videos each lasting one minute (plus/minus one second). The average file size (and thus file size per minute) turns out to be 19.1 Mb (with very little deviation). That means that 1 Gb will hold about 53 minutes of recorded video.
Further extrapolation, from StingerT125's comment: The maximum file size is 2 Gb, so the longest single recording will be approximately 1 hour and 46 minutes.
So, considering that the battery is good for four hours of video playback, you may be able to get two 2 Gb recordings before having to recharge.
May 13, 2010, 04:56 AM
I made some test with ipod nano 5th generation video recording ....
Video Time: 1h 48min 08sec
File size: 2.15GB (2 139 235 kb)
Battery was almost completely depleted ...
I've managed to record another 10 min of video before complete discharge ...
So it seems, that with video recording, battery life is HALF less
of what was claimed for video playback ... ~2 hours