Nano video recording time?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by HiFiGuy528, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Does it record video until it runs out of either battery or storage? I plan to use it as a dash cam while I drive.
  2. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2008
    Dutchess County New York
    From the manual:

    Attached Files:

  3. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    I've done some preliminary, semi-unscientific testing of file sizes with the nano, mainly by making several different videos each lasting one minute (plus/minus one second). The average file size (and thus file size per minute) turns out to be 19.1 Mb (with very little deviation). That means that 1 Gb will hold about 53 minutes of recorded video.

    Further extrapolation, from StingerT125's comment: The maximum file size is 2 Gb, so the longest single recording will be approximately 1 hour and 46 minutes.

    So, considering that the battery is good for four hours of video playback, you may be able to get two 2 Gb recordings before having to recharge.
  4. rmddail macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    ipod nano 5th generation video recording tested ....

    I made some test with ipod nano 5th generation video recording ....

    Video Time: 1h 48min 08sec

    File size: 2.15GB (2 139 235 kb)

    Battery was almost completely depleted ...

    I've managed to record another 10 min of video before complete discharge ...
    9:55 min
    199.2 mb

    So it seems, that with video recording, battery life is HALF less
    of what was claimed for video playback ... ~2 hours

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