How much space does 1080p video take up?

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  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 4S ordered; and am coming from a 3GS.

    I ordered the 16GB version, as I think the 32GB was a bit steep on price. Anyway, about how much 1080p video could you get on 7 gigs of space? (that's how much my phone currently has spare).
     
  2. Sarngate macrumors regular

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    Resolution isn't as important as bitrate, so nobody really knows right now.
     
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Around a meg per second. The 36-second movie Apple uploaded was 36 Mb.
     
  4. FullMetalx117 macrumors regular

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    im not sure if this will be in any case similar to the iphone 4 s but when i record with the hd pvr 10 min is like a gig or two
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    The bitrate of the sample file on Apple's site is 8.5 megabits per second.
     
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    no. You will probably not notice a difference on the iphone screen but you will notice a difference if you watch on a screen 40 inches or larger
     
  8. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what this translates to; 8.5 megabytes of data a second?
     
  9. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Nope
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    A megabit is roughtly 1/4th a megabyte.
     
  11. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    How long did it take you to make up this number?
     
  12. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    I plan to set mine to upload the video to iCloud and off mynphone every time I hit wifi.

    Not worried about ordering a 16gb
     
  13. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if i'm wrong; but i don't think photo stream does video. And if it did, imagine the bandwidth that you would be using if it was on 3G :eek:

    Also, it doesn't upload it, it just stores a secondary copy, the original video would still be stored on your device and if you were to remove it it would be removed from the cloud too.
     
  14. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    And thats why photostream only uploads pictures over WiFi.
     
  15. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought; people would be complaining a LOT with the 4S uploading those vids
     
  16. danpass macrumors 68020

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    apparently about 2.5 times the file size that the current i4 would produce for the same shot.

    Another poster in another thread had linked an article.
     
  17. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's 1 MB for 1 second of video as well. Basing it on the video Apple uploaded which was 36 MB for 36 seconds of video.
     
  18. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    The difference between 720p and 1080p on the 27" iMac is pretty clear, unless you sit at a far distance.
     
  19. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm beginning to regret buying the 16gb, not sure how much I would use the video camera, I rarely used it on my 3GS but this camera is much better...
     
  20. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you said you will probably have 7GB free.

    That is 7168 MB
    So at 1 MB/sec of 1080P video you can record 119.466667 minutes.

    That is just shy of 2 hours of video recording. Unless you are planning on making a feature length film with the phone I think you'll be fine lol. :)
     
  21. THE dAY macrumors 6502

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    It cannot be 1MB/sec.

    The iPhone 4 with 720P is ~77MB for 1 minute of recording. That comes out to 4.62GB/hour.

    I'm guessing the 4S with 1080P should be double that.
     
  22. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    1/8 :rolleyes:
     
  23. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    The exact number would be something like 38.25MB for 36 seconds of video so why you got to be hating?

    Does anyone have any idea if you can still record in 720P ??
     
  24. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh thanks for that, i'm terrible at math and couldn't work it out haha. Maybe I will be fine, i'm only really planning on using it now and again anyway.

    Will the photos take up a lot?
     
  25. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Depends how many you take. Even if they're 1 MB each, that's still a lot of photos! And if you ever find yourself running low on space, you can always sync them into iPhoto albums or events. This way the iPhone doesn't waste space storing the full size version in the Camera Roll.
     

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