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Galaxy S7 60fps recording limit

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Devendra95, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Devendra95

    Devendra95 Well-Known Member
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    Hi, last week i picked up a galaxy s7 and it has been great so far. However, when i was going through the camera settings, i saw that there is a 10 min limit when recording at 1080p 60fps and 4k. can anyone explain why there is a limit for these resolutions?

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Most likely heat. Recording at high res and framerate puts a lot of load on the processor and may result in it exceeding its thermal limits, throttling performance as a safety precaution, and hence possibly dropping frames as a result.
  3. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast

    That's terrible!

    I wonder if 3rd party camera apps have the same limit.
  4. Devendra95

    Devendra95 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your reply. It really is a shame. i thought samsung solved the heat issues with the heat pipe they have embedded over the cpu.
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  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    It's not really terrible, it's preferrable to damaging your SoC/Phone because it's too hot.

    Given it's size and everything that's packed in there, there's very little room for heat dissipation in a mobile device.

    Could also be a size limit, 10 Mins of 4k video at 60fps is going to take up at least a couple of GB's.
  6. Devendra95

    Devendra95 Well-Known Member
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    I'm more concerned about 1080p at 60fps having the limit. I now understand that 4k video can get the phone hot, but 1080p 60fps should not be limited in my opinion
  7. peterh337

    peterh337 Android Enthusiast

    Exactly. The S6 can record at 1080P 60FPS apparently indefinitely - I have done it many times. That's using the stock camera app.

    4k I am not bothered about.

    Maybe there is a work-around which is to pause the video and restart it a few seconds later?
  8. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User


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