How large are the HD videos on the iPhone 5?

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  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    Just thinking about what storage size of iPhone I should get my wife. She does like to use her iPhone 3Gs to take videos of our son. Just wondering how big a 1 minute video is at 1080P on the iPhone 5.
     
  2. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Tell you in 1 minute.

    EDIT: 18MB
     
  3. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

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    that was funny!
    what about one hour video
    should I be back in an hour?
    or use math?
     
  4. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    18x60 =1080mb =1.08GB
     
  5. Generik777 macrumors regular

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    Not all videos of the same length are going to be the same size though.
     
  6. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you might be way off...waaaay off.

    Here's an estimate of ~180 MB/min or roughly 10 GB/hr (math not shown, see earlier post on multiplying by 60).

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  7. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    180MB for one minute of video? Did I read that right or is that a typo?
     
  8. smellysox8 macrumors regular

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    You don't need a 1080p video when your phone's resolution is much lower
     
  9. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    From my video tests, 1 hour ranges 6-7GB. And there isn't a max file length. You can record up to the full capacity of the iPhone. You use 20% battery for every 30 minutes of recording though. So just a little over 2.5 hours on a full battery of video recording.
     
  10. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point. Could have it set to 720p instead. ;)

    Thanks for all the comments everyone.
     
  11. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Maybe, I just recorded a 1 minute video, transferred to my computer and viewed the file size.
     
  12. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    There is no native option to change the resolution, but Filmic Pro gives you the option to record at 720p and also gives you frame rate options. So 1080p @ 24 fps will also yield smaller files without losing any quality (much smaller decrease, but decrease none-the-less).
     
  13. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know! Thanks
     
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  15. Furifo macrumors 6502

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    I believe your calculation may be slightly out. 2 hours of 1080p video on the iPhone 5 would be around 21GB if you base your calculation off one minute of 1080p video being ~180mb.
     
  16. Kev001 macrumors newbie

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    So far I've only taken 2 videos with my iPhone 5, a 6:10 video took up 800mb and a 10 min vid took up 1.08gb. Absolutely ridiculous! And there's no option to use lower quality in stock camera app.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    For me: 64 seconds = 133 MB / 10 seconds = 22.6 MB

    Yes, you bought an HD camera.
     
  18. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't certain variables such as sound, amount of motion etc that factor into the file size?
     
  19. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    No typo. I just did the experiment, though, and made 2 one-minute videos. One was of a static scene, the other was with lots of motion. The static scene clocked in at 152MB, and with motion, 153MB.

    Personally, I use ProCamera to shoot at 720p, which is plenty for the lame stuff I tend to shoot.

    BTW, ProCamera is awesome for photos, too. I recommend it as a full camera app replacement.

    Regards,
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  21. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Yes absolutely. If you record in a soundproofed room with the camera facing the ground recording darkness you'll find 6 GB will take you a LOT farther than recording say, a sporting event with lots of action (changing colours/pixels being detected by the sensor is one of the main factors) which would probably only give you about an hour I believe we arrived at? If you have a 32/64 GB phone nothing to worry about, you'd run out of battery before you ran out of HD space.
     
  22. blkjedi954 macrumors member

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    No, that's about right. I used my iphone 4S to record classes that were between 30min and 1hr long and used up anywhere between 4 to 8 gigs of storage.
     

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