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 ...
9:55 min
199.2 mb

So it seems, that with video recording, battery life is HALF less
of what was claimed for video playback ... ~2 hours