Know your GoPro Hero9 Recording Time from 32gb to 512gb

Your GoPro Hero9 recording time will vary depending on the resolution set and the sd card capacity.

On the Hero9, both 5K and 4K have a bitrate of 100 Mbps, which translates to 12.5 Mbp, or about 750MB per minute.

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A combination of these settings (bitrate, frame rate, resolutions) determines the file size of footage capture on the card.

Find another combination of bitrate and recording using this link

But before then make sure you have an SD Card that is compatible with your GoPro.

We’ve compiled a list of sizes and models that are compatible. SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) and SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) cards are available (Secure digital extended capacity). The amount of photos/footage you’ll need depends on the length of the videos you want to create.

  1. MicroSD cards from Gopro come in capacities ranging from  32GB to 1TB.
  2. A minimum of a Class 10 Storage Card is required for your GoPro devices.
  3. The SanDisk Extreme microSD Card from GoPro is one of the fastest microSD cards on the market.
SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - Up to 160MB/s, C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-256G-GN6MA
  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high res images and 4K UHD videos; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds

Below are typical recording storage times for the HERO9 Black with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, 512GB, and 1TB SD card are shown below.

Resolution (16:9) Frame rate High Bitrate (Hr:Min) Standard Bitrate (Hr:Min)
5K 30 2:31 4:12
4K 60 2:31 4:12
4K 30 2:27 4:01
4K 24 2:27 4:01
2.7K 120 2:27 4:12
2.7K 60 2:27 4:01
1080p 240 3:14 4:12
1080p 120 3:08 4:01
1080p 60 3:56 5:08
1080p 30 4:01 5:17
1080p 24 4:01 3:50
SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - Up to 160MB/s, C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MA
  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high res images and 4K UHD videos (2); Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
Resolution (4:3) Frame rate High Bitrate (Hr:Min) Standard Bitrate (Hr:Min)
4K 30 2:27 4:01
4K 24 2:27 4:01
2.7K 60 2:25 3:56
1440p 120 3:04 3:56
1440p 60 4:01 5:17
1440p 30 4:01 5:17
1440p 24 4:01 5:17

At 23.6 megapixels, the resolution of GoPro 9 is roughly double that of its predecessors. This allows for shooting higher-resolution photos.

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SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - 120MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, A1, Micro SD Card - SDSQUA4-128G-GN6MA
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GoPro HERO8 Black Retail Bundle - Includes HERO8 Black Camera Plus Shorty, Head Strap, 32GB SD Card, and 2 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Streamlined design: The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
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SAMSUNG EVO Select Micro SD Memory Card with Adapter, 512GB microSDXC UHS-I U3 100MB/s Full HD & 4K UHD for Photos, Videos, Music Storage, MB-ME512HA
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SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - Up to 160MB/s, C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MA
  • Up to 160MB/s read speeds to save time transferring high res images and 4K UHD videos (2); Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds

Here’s a rough idea of how many photographs and how long you can record video with the various memory card sizes available with your GoPro Hero9.

 

Please bear in mind that these are simply estimated to help you understand what to expect from each SD card size, depending on the size of your SD card, you can double or divide the amount of time.

 

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