1. JohnGSparks's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a limit to length of videos on the S6? I need to take a 90min video. If there is, is there any way around it?

    Thanks
    06-17-2015 07:09 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a limit to length of videos on the S6? I need to take a 90min video. If there is, is there any way around it?

    Thanks
    Having only recorded a few videos for a few minutes at any one time I couldn't possibly comment on recording a video for 90 minutes, but if I were to record a video for 90 minutes I would want to make sure I had a 100% battery, close by charger, screen brightness turned right down, shoot in a lower resolution, as much space as possible available on your phone. The only way you are going to find out is by trying it out.

    Let us know if it works, out of curiosity, what are you shooting for 90 minutes, not a cinema movie I hope lol?
    06-17-2015 07:15 AM
  3. JohnGSparks's Avatar
    Hi there

    Recording our House Concert performance - one of the three video cameras I am using to get multi camera setup. Problem is I cannot touch it as I am playing - it is fixed and hopefully will record the whole thing. Suppose I can just leave it on for 90 mins filming the ceiling to see!!
    06-17-2015 07:26 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    Hi there

    Recording our House Concert performance - one of the three video cameras I am using to get multi camera setup. Problem is I cannot touch it as I am playing - it is fixed and hopefully will record the whole thing. Suppose I can just leave it on for 90 mins filming the ceiling to see!!
    Lol yeah, or stick the phone on your window ledge and record the clouds for 90 minutes and create a time lapse video

    good luck with the performance and filming
    06-17-2015 07:33 AM
  5. Travo79's Avatar
    I know that when filming in 4k the limit is five minutes as it shows you that on the screen while recording. When recording 1080 at both 30 and 60 fps it shows no such limit. I seem to remember a similar thread when I had my s4, and I feel like answer was that it would record until you ran out of space, battery, or the device started to overheat.

    Personally I'd test recording for 90 minutes at 1080 30fps just to be sure.

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    06-17-2015 07:39 AM
  6. John Woo1's Avatar
    There is a limit on all cameras, including. DSLR and depends on resolution. 4K have a 5min limit and to prevent the phony overheat, also storage space issues.

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    06-17-2015 08:02 AM
  7. GamingMill's Avatar
    The overheating stuff you posted is pure rubbish. The 5 minute limit is purely down to the fact that the storage medium is formatted as FAT32, thereby limiting maximum file sizes to just slightly over 4GB.
    07-25-2016 07:17 AM
  8. freevobs's Avatar
    I've got the same problem but on s7. The card is formatted exFat but the file size limit is 3GB, that when filming at 4K is around 5 minutes. I would like very much to overcome this situation. Anyone knows a workaround?
    Thanks
    09-16-2016 10:54 AM
  9. GamingMill's Avatar
    I've got the same problem but on s7. The card is formatted exFat but the file size limit is 3GB, that when filming at 4K is around 5 minutes. I would like very much to overcome this situation. Anyone knows a workaround?
    Thanks
    Hmm...interesting. I've got an S7 Edge running Android 6.0.1 and my card is formatted FAT. However, the maximum file size is 4GB but when I'm recording in 4K it continues recording, no five minute limit - it just breaks the movie into separate 4GB files which I then have to edit back together in one big file on my computer.
    09-29-2016 01:58 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I believe it's an Android limitation. The video filesize is limited to 4 GB, even if it's saving to Internal Storage (which is ext4, I think). In discussions I've had with other Ambassadors, we agree it is likely due to legacy code.

    A 4 GB video in 1080p is about 30 minutes, if I recall correctly.
    09-29-2016 02:32 PM

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