Size of ScreenChomp instructional video

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Techsmith team,

I am looking to buy an iPad for teaching. I want to be able to show students solutions on my tablet using screenchomp, and then upload the instructions/voiceover to the web for them to watch.

My question is....

Let's say I am using a basic visual interface (colored pens and paper on the screen) and regular voiceover audio... how much space would a 5 minute video take up? 10 minute? I don't want to buy a 16GB iPad if my instructional videos fill up the hard drive in 30 minutes of using screenchomp.

Is there a way you can do a test run before I go and buy an iPad?


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Jeremy, Product Manager

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Hi Cliff,
The actual video is not stored on the device. The video is stored in the cloud with a link to it within the app. As for how much space a 5 or 10 minute video would take up? We are really talking about audio and files (not a video) and while I do not have exact numbers, it is a very small amount of space and you should not run into any space problems because we do not actually store a video on the device. We can see what can do to run a test for you, but I am very confident you will not run into space issues based on how many videos you make with ScreenChomp.

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Hi Cliff,

I did some rough testing and if you created a Screenchomp video that was never sent to the cloud, each minute would take up to 700KB ( very rough estimates based on a few minutes of testing )

At this rate, you could store 20,000+ minutes on a iPad with 16GB of storage, but as long as you send your videos to the web/cloud/internet( really the same thing ), the data is removed from the iPad. Once the video is on the web, when you watch it you are watching it from the web, not from the device's storage.


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