Video Recording on the iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobcat16, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Bobcat16 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2010
    I'm sure this has been asked a few times, but I am not getting a clear cut answer. I've asked in stores to and they don't give me a clear answer.

    How much space does a video take up, as far as MB/minute? Also, can you change the settings on the video to make it of lesser quality? Like drop it from 1080 to 720?

    I'm not going to be filming movies, but I'd like to be able to have a decent amount of space for some short videos when a time arises.
  2. Bootleg2go macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
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    No, you can't select 720, it's only 1080.
    3MB/ second
  3. fraggot macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Cox's Creek, KY
    It's not a set in stone thing, there's no way to truly tell you.

    Many factors can come into play such as audio, the colors and what's going on in the actual videos. Basicall you'll have to wing it unless there is an app out there that does exactly what you're asking.
  4. M Quick macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    If you want lesser quality(taking up less space) use the front facing camera to record videos, that's VGA quality (640x480?).. And takes up a fraction of the space of 1080p.
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    I use 6 minutes per GB as a rough estimate for planning purposes (or 170MB/minute if you'd rather think of it that way).
  6. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010

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