3GS: amount of video recording time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psymac, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Any guess as to how many minutes of recording time the 16gb and 32 gb iPhone 3GS will offer? I know its 30fps VGA, but not sure how much recording time I would expect, could help decide which one to get.
  2. orange42 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    My guess would be however much space you have open on your phone.
  3. dagomike macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2007
    Wow, it can store as much data as there is free space!


    I too am interested in hearing about data rates to get a gist how much I can record on a GB, for example. I'm assuming it will be pretty scalable.
  4. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005
    I've recorded around 2 hours of audio in the audio recording app several different times. I'm pretty sure they are correct above, it's only limited by your storage.

    I will say that one time when I recorded I was unable to sync my iPhone until I restored. I don't remember the exact error but it said something like the data on my iPhone was corrupt and I'd have to restore. iTunes could not read or write to the iPhone, but the iPhone worked fine. Syncing was fine before I recorded and corrupt immediately after. A restore fixed it but I lost that 2-hour concert recording.

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