How Many Hours Of Video Can 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Hold?

By John Adebimitan

Just like a grocery store has different sizes of bags for carrying customers’ groceries, memory cards and storage devices come in different sizes too, and each user will decide which size to purchase. When making this decision, each user will weigh some factors, including the size of the videos they intend to store on the SD card.

We take a look at videos (downloaded or recorded) and how many hours Of Video Can 16GB, 32GB, 64GB & 128GB Hold.

How Many Hours Of Video Can 16GB Hold?

Keep in mind that the number of videos any storage device can hold will depend on the resolution of that video. At the lowest screen resolution, a 16GB memory device can hold roughly 10 hours of videos at a time.

How did we arrive at 10 videos? Typically, a 2 hours video will take about 1.5 GB. That means a 4GB SD card will hold two movies conveniently with some free space left. Multiplying this figure indicates that a 16GB memory stick can hold 10 hours of videos at a time.

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How much 1080p video can 16GB hold?

At 1080p (30fps) resolution, a 16GB SD card can hold about 2 hours of video. With the same 1080p resolution (but 60fps), a 16GB SD card can hold around 1.5 hours of video.

Generally, videos in full HD (resolution 1920 x 1080, H. 264 codec, MP4 format, and Audio Codec AAC) usually turn out to take around 30 MB per minute.

How many downloaded movies does 32GB hold?

The normal size of one downloaded movie is about 1.5GB. At this rate, all you need to do is to prorate this value to get how many movies a 32GB memory can hold.

Going by that calculation, it is obvious that with your 32GB storage space, you can have between 20 and 22 downloaded movies of that size on it.

However, if the movies are further compressed, the number of downloaded movies you have on them is likely to increase, depending on how much the video files have been compressed.

How much-recorded video can 32GB hold?

A 32 GB storage space will hold varying amounts of recorded videos based on the resolution at which the recording is done.

For instance, at a resolution of 720p at 120fps, 32 GB storage will conveniently hold about 5 hours of recorded video.

At a resolution of 1080p at 30fps, 32GB storage will conveniently hold about 4 hours of recorded video.

At a resolution of 1080p at 60fps, 32GB storage will conveniently hold about 3.5 hours of recorded video.

At a resolution of 1080p at 25fps, a 32GB memory card can record close to 40 hours (almost two days ) non-stop.

At a resolution of 1080p at 20fps, a 32GB memory card can record three days non-stop.

How many hours of 720p video can 64GB hold?

On a 64GB memory card, you can store 20 hours of 720p video files in HD quality. Converting this amount of time to minutes will become around 1200 minutes.

720p is a high resolution, and this suggests that with a lower screen resolution, you may be able to have more than 20 hours of videos stored on the same size of SD card.

How many hours of video can 64GB hold?

Approximately a 64GB storage device can hold more than 1 hour and 20 minutes of video time based on the standard GoPro video resolution of 4k at 60fps.

At a resolution of 2.7k at 120fps, a 64GB storage device can hold more than 1 hour 37 minutes of video time.

Recording at a resolution of 1080p at 60fps creates enough space for about 5 hours of video time on a 64GB memory card.

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How many videos can 128GB hold?

Assuming a video is just 3 minutes long, a 128GB memory card can hold nearly 75 or 76 videos. This estimate is based on the standard GoPro video resolution of 4k at 60fps.

Generally, the format and codec of the videos can influence the data rate of the videos. When this happens, it can affect how long it may take for a memory card that size to be full.

At a resolution of 1080p, a typical 128GB memory card should be able to hold up to 24 hours of video. For this to happen, that data rate must be 8.85MB/s.

At a resolution of 1080p at 4k, a typical 128GB memory card should be able to hold up to 24 hours of video. For this to happen, that data rate must be 8.85MB/s.

At a resolution of 720p at 4k, a normal 128GB memory card can hold up to 48 hours of video. The data rate must also be around 4.42MB/s.

How many minutes of 1080p video per GB?

As a general rule, a resolution of 1080p at between 2.7k and 4k will typically make room for 2 to 3 minutes of video in one GB of digital storage.

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