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Tourist
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Does recording in HEVC reduce the battery life?

HEVC is a much intense codex to work with.

So I imagine the battery life will be affected but do you know by how much?

Is it significant?

 

Thank you

GoPro
Posts: 7,396

Re: Does recording in HEVC reduce the battery life?

Hello @megacliff58211. There is not much difference in battery life considering HEVC setting alone. For the HERO7 Black, using HyperSmooth Stabilization or TimeWarp modes could lead to about 20% shorter battery life as observed by an expert here.

 

For reference, the expected battery life per resolution setting is listed in this article. Feel free to post back for any other concerns or questions. Stay stoked!

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Does recording in HEVC reduce the battery life?

So I should always use HEVC if my computer can read it?

I head HEVC create smaller files

GoPro
Posts: 8,427

Re: Does recording in HEVC reduce the battery life?

Hi @megacliff58211

 

You may do your own test recordings with different settings/resolutions and see what will work best with your setup.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej