MicroSD Card Recording Capacity

We have run recording tests and determined estimated maximum recording times for each streaming quality in addition to recording to the microSD card only.

Please note that if you are livestreaming, your event will continue broadcasting even if you run out of recording space on your microSD card.

When you select Record, and then choose your quality, the Mevo app provides an estimate of available capacity for the selected quality in the bottom left corner of the screen. As a general reference, the recording bitrates for each resolution are:

4K - 40Mbps

1080p - 20Mbps

720p - 10Mbps

In addition, streaming bitrates range as follows:

1080p - 1.2-4Mbps 

720p - 0.9-3.6Mbps

480p - 0.6-1.6Mbps

360p - 0.4-1.1Mbps

Important: The numbers reflected here are estimated maximum recording times based on our testing. Times can vary depending on the content being recorded due to bitrate fluctuation when processing the video data.

  • Lots of movement in video (e.g. sports) = more video data recorded = less recording space
  • Little of movement in video (e.g. panel discussion)  less video data recorded = more recording space

16 GB card

  • Low quality stream backup: 32 hours
  • Medium quality stream backup: 20 hours
  • HD quality stream backup: 9.5 hours
  • Full HD quality stream backup: 6 hours
  • HD Recording: 3 hours
  • Full HD Recording: 1.75 hours
  • 4K Recording: 50 minutes

32 GB

  • Low quality stream backup: 64 hours
  • Medium quality stream backup: 40 hours
  • HD quality stream backup: 19 hours
  • Full HD quality stream backup:  12 hours
  • HD Recording: 6 hours
  • Full HD Recording: 3.5 hours
  • 4K Recording 1.6 hours

64 GB

  • Low quality stream backup: 132 hours
  • Medium quality stream backup: 80 hours
  • HD quality stream backup: 38 hours
  • Full HD quality stream backup: 24 hours
  • HD Recording: 13 hours
  • Full HD Recording: 7 hours
  • 4K Recording: 3.2 hours

128 GB

  • Low quality stream backup: 264 hours
  • Medium quality stream backup: 160 hours
  • HD quality stream backup: 76 hours
  • Full HD quality stream backup: 48 hours
  • HD Recording: 26 hours
  • Full HD Recording: 14 hours
  • 4K Recording: 6.5 hours

256 GB

  • Low quality stream backup: 528 hours
  • Medium quality stream backup: 326 hours
  • HD quality stream backup: 155 hours
  • Full HD quality stream backup: 97.5 hours
  • HD Recording: 52 hours
  • Full HD Recording: 28 hours
  • 4K Recording: 13.2 hours