Where are Fuse recordings stored on the user's device and how big are the files?

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Where are Fuse recordings stored on the user's device? I want to get a group of students to record some classes (approximately 30 minutes each). My iPad copes with this OK but I wonder if devices with smaller memory will be OK. What sort of file size will a Fuse recording be on the users device before uploading to the server (so I can recommend minumum requirements for free memory)?
Thanks!
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Derek Robertson

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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Derek,

Fuse recordings are stored inside the app's sandbox, so they cannot be directly accessed by a user or any other app. If you want to see about how large a recording is, make your recording, stop it, and then before submitting, go to the Settings App > General > Usage, and look for Fuse. Tap on Fuse and look and the Documents and Data section, the size listed there is the size of your latest recording. Just to give you a rough idea, I did some test recordings of about 30 minutes and here's what I got:

High Quality - 3.6 GigaBytes
Medium Quality - 170 MegaBytes

Actual recordings may be larger depending on how much motion is captured. My recordings were relatively still.

Luke Griffioen
TechSmith Corporation
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Is there a way to see how large each individual recording is?  (I'm also using TechSmith Fuse on an iPad; I just upgraded from the old version today.)  Also, will recordings be deleted from the iPad when I upload to TechSmith Relay, or will they remain on the device and have to manually be deleted?  It looks like it remains on the iPad.

(When I tested on an Android smartphone a year or two ago, the TechSmith info indicated that the files are supposed to be deleted upon upload, but I actually found a 2GB video file that I had successfully uploaded eating up space on my device.)
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Is this response still valid? "the size listed there is the size of your latest recording"

Or does that size refer to the sum of all of the recordings & data managed by Fuse?

My latest video is still uploading (so I didn't touch it), but I deleted 4 other short recordings from Fuse.  The number changed from 1.2 GB to 1.1 GB -- without my touching the latest recording.

And again, is there a way to (easily) determine the filesize of individual recordings?

Thanks.

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