4K vs HD video file size

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  1. donlab macrumors 6502

    donlab

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    Would anyone be able to show the difference in file size between a 1min clip in 4K vs a 1min clip in HD?

    Im trying to decide if I can get away with a new 16GB SE or go with a 64GB. I want to take 4K video but how much space will it actually consume?

    Thanks!
     
  2. osta.doc macrumors member

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    I would say that 4K and 16GB won't go together without a ton of offloading.

    Numbers I do not know.
     
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but don't you need a 4k display to be able to truly experience 4k video?
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    In my real life experience yes. I can't even justify 4K on a 1440p display at the expense of storage.
     
  6. 617aircav Suspended

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    16gb and taking 4K video won't work. Not at all.
     
  7. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    I just checked some of my 4K videos (not from iPhone, alas).

    57 second video 701.9 MB
    64 second video 782.1 MB

    I see the iPhone estimate on the Photos and Camera settings is 300 MB for 1 minute. Not sure I know why the iPhone estimates are 1/2 the results from my other cameras.
     
  8. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    This is about right. A 1 minute 12 second 4K vid I shot on my 6s came in at just over 400mb
     
  9. 617aircav Suspended

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    You will regret the 16gb the moment you go on vacation a and want to rely on the phone for pics and videos. I took a 70 minute boat ride and ended up with 300 pics and videos. This took up over 8gb and none of the videos were in 4K.
     
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  11. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    This is the reason why I think Apple will probably add a 256Gb version with the iPhone 7 (like they did with the iPad Pro).
     
  12. donlab thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the responses everyone. This picture sums it up well. I didnt know there was a handy estimator built in!
     
  13. pcoventry76 macrumors member

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    I can do a video at 1 min 30 seconds and it's 335MB ish

    go with 64. I did and I am glad I did
     
  14. Channan macrumors 68030

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    With nothing downloaded onto a new 16GB SE, you should have about 11GB of available storage, or enough space for about 30 minutes of 4K recording.
     
  15. 617aircav Suspended

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    They will eventually but they need to get rid of the 16 first. Maybe in two years.
     
  16. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Which is why I take video on my phone and watch it later on my 4K TV.
     
  17. Armen macrumors 604

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    Then it would be perfect for you.
     
  18. \-V-/ Suspended

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    I wish I was fancy. :(
     
  19. Armen macrumors 604

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    I still have a 55" Samsung LCD TV. 4k is cool and all but I don't want to spend the money on it.
     

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