HERO3 Recording Time in Each Video Setting


What is the HERO3 Recording Time in Each Video Setting?

Where does it apply?

  • HERO3: Black
  • HERO3: Silver
  • HERO3: White


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, these are storage capacity estimates for the SD card.  For battery life estimates, see this article: HERO3 Camera Battery-life.

 HERO3: Black EditionHERO3: Silver EditionHERO3: 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
960-30n/a12h  12h 
720-120 4h 30m n/a n/a
720-60 7h  9h 30m 9h30m
720-30n/a14h 15m 14h 15m
wvga-2404h 30m  n/a n/a
wvga-120n/a n/a n/a
wvga-60n/a9h 30m 18h 


All Protune video in Black edition camera: 3h 

All Protune video in Silver edition camera: 4h 

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