Recording time will vary according to the resolution setting used and the card capacity. Here are the average recording storage times for HERO3 cameras with a 64GB SD card.

Note #1: If you are using a 32 GB SD card, these average record times would be half as large.

Note #2: These are not battery life estimates, it these are storage capacity estimates for the SD card.  For battery life estimates, see this article: HERO3 Camera Battery-life.

  HERO3: Black Edition HERO3: Silver Edition HERO3: White Edition
4K-15 (protune)  3h   n/a  n/a
4K-cin-12 (protune)  3h   n/a  n/a
2.7k cin-24  3h   n/a  n/a
2.7k-30  3h   n/a  n/a
1080-60  4h 30m  n/a  n/a
1080-48  4h 30m  n/a  n/a
1080-30  7h   9h 30m  9h 30m
1080-24  4h 30m  9h 30m  n/a
1440-48  4h 30m  n/a  n/a
1440-30  7h   n/a  n/a
1440-24  4h 30m  n/a  n/a
960-100  4h 30m  n/a  n/a
960-48  4h 30m  9h 30m  n/a
960-30 n/a 12h   12h 
720-120  4h 30m  n/a  n/a
720-60  7h   9h 30m  9h30m
720-30 n/a 14h 15m  14h 15m
wvga-240 4h 30m   n/a  n/a
wvga-120 n/a  n/a  n/a
wvga-60 n/a 9h 30m  18h 


All Protune video in Black edition camera: 3h 

All Protune video in Silver edition camera: 4h