How much space do HD camera videos take? 16gb vs 32gb

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  1. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 4 (from a 3G) for the HD video camera, but don't know which capacity to get. Can someone give an estimate for how much space a recorded video takes? Like 5 mins of HD = 2GB or something like that.

    I've gotten by with just 8GB with room to spare but with an HD camera I don't want to get stuck with 16GB if my usage fills it up fast. Thanks.
     
  2. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    From what I have read it is about 80 mb per minute of video. That is for the raw and unedited video.
     
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    ^ that's about right. I've noticed roughly 1 - 1.5MB per 1 second of video.
     
  4. Centient macrumors 6502

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    Just go for the 32gb. If you're like me you've always got the amount of space available in the back of your mind. For $100 you buy yourself some extra peace of mind and you can slack a bit when it comes to frequency of offloading.
     
  5. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely go with the 32 GB if you are going to be taking videos. I got the 16 GB and filled it up in a week. I still have to clear my videos out every couple weeks to make room for new ones. So unless you don't want to save your videos on your phone for a while get the model with more storage. Also taking pictures gets slow when you are running low on storage space.
    (I thought I'd be fine with the 16 GB since I never filled my 8GB iPhone 2G the whole time I got it. I almost exchanged for a 32GB model, but I figured that would be tricky since stock is so low. I just figure I'll get next year's model and get the bigger one.)
     
  6. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    By my calculations the HD video on iPhone 4 takes up 79.86 MB / MIN or 4792 MB / Hour.
     
  7. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    See I was close :-D
     

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