1. djxpress's Avatar
    I have a 64GB Micro SD card in my S5 and when I record in Ultra High Def, I get a timer on the top left that shows I only have 5 minutes worth of recording time. Is that the limit to the UHD file size?
    04-30-2014 01:48 PM
  2. Skyway's Avatar
    Most likely, but I can't be sure as I don't own the phone. I've read they do this because the file sizes are too large and recording in 4k causes the phone to overheat.

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    04-30-2014 04:53 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    My note 3 has the same limit

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    04-30-2014 05:17 PM
  4. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    My note 3 has the same limit

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Yes that is the limit, you can always hit record again and shoot another 5 minute segment though. Honestly I would just leave it on HD, the UHD files are so huge that you will eat up your storage very quickly and if you don't have a 4K TV, then what's really the point? I do have a Samsung 4K TV and wouldn't bother shooting in UHD, this is obviously a personal thing but the upconverting on the TV does a really good job so I'd be fine with the HD content.
    04-30-2014 05:25 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes that is the limit, you can always hit record again and shoot another 5 minute segment though. Honestly I would just leave it on HD, the UHD files are so huge that you will eat up your storage very quickly and if you don't have a 4K TV, then what's really the point? I do have a Samsung 4K TV and wouldn't bother shooting in UHD, this is obviously a personal thing but the upconverting on the TV does a really good job so I'd be fine with the HD content.
    You might not have a 4k tv now, but what about in 10 years?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    05-01-2014 08:08 AM
  6. eyecon82's Avatar
    I wonder if there's a way to change this by editing csc files after rooting...

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    05-01-2014 04:06 PM
  7. Skyway's Avatar
    You might not have a 4k tv now, but what about in 10 years?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    You won't have your note 3 or an s5 in ten years though.

    You might keep the videos you shot for ten years, but by then 4k will look like garbage compared to what's in the future

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    05-02-2014 11:55 AM
  8. Skyway's Avatar
    I wonder if there's a way to change this by editing csc files after rooting...

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    I don't think you'd want to though, the phone will overheat and cause problems. That's the main reason why they do this

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    05-02-2014 11:56 AM
  9. eyecon82's Avatar
    I don't think you'd want to though, the phone will overheat and cause problems. That's the main reason why they do this

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    I thought it was because of the file size?

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    05-02-2014 12:20 PM
  10. Skyway's Avatar
    I thought it was because of the file size?

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    It's because of both, but the overheating is the main reason

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    05-02-2014 12:29 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    You won't have your note 3 or an s5 in ten years though.

    You might keep the videos you shot for ten years, but by then 4k will look like garbage compared to what's in the future

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    Might be the case that it doesn't look as good as whatever is available then, but in 10 years, 4k would still look better than 1080p.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    05-05-2014 09:36 AM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    You might not have a 4k tv now, but what about in 10 years?

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    In ten years you won't have the S5.
    05-05-2014 11:00 AM
  13. itguy14's Avatar
    Y Honestly I would just leave it on HD, the UHD files are so huge that you will eat up your storage very quickly and if you don't have a 4K TV, then what's really the point? I do have a Samsung 4K TV and wouldn't bother shooting in UHD, this is obviously a personal thing but the upconverting on the TV does a really good job so I'd be fine with the HD content.
    I can think go 2 reasons off the top of my head:
    1. A 4k file downconverted to 1080p will look better than something shot in 1080p natively. Same with pictures - even if your destination is the web at 1024x768 it's best to shoot at full resolution and resize. Your pics will look much better.

    2. You want to shoot at the highest resolution for future-proofing. Cause when that 8k TV comes out your 4k stuff will still look really good. It's still applicable to film. We can still get awesome digital images from 35mm film because the resolution of film is very high.
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    05-05-2014 11:13 AM
  14. diamondRanch's Avatar
    In ten years you won't have the S5.
    He will still have his sd card though. Most don't have their phone more than a year. I upgraded to new model when they come out.

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    05-05-2014 11:15 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    In ten years you won't have the S5.
    True but I would still keep the video. I take some irreplaceable videos of my daughter on my note 3. In 10 years my note 3 would be long gone but the videos would remain. I also backup the videos to multiple locations in case one fails.

    If you only need plan to keep the video for the useful of the s5 and don't plan to get a 4k tv within that time then sure, no need to record in 4k.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-05-2014 12:44 PM
  16. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    True but I would still keep the video. I take some irreplaceable videos of my daughter on my note 3. In 10 years my note 3 would be long gone but the videos would remain. I also backup the videos to multiple locations in case one fails.

    If you only need plan to keep the video for the useful of the s5 and don't plan to get a 4k tv within that time then sure, no need to record in 4k.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Right on. I was going another direction and didn't think about keeping the sd card. I am brain dead today.
    diamondRanch likes this.
    05-05-2014 01:50 PM
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