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this is very beginner's question, i am asking this before buying my first DSLR. I just like to know what is the video size for Nikon D5100 in both 720px, 1080px videos.
i heard that it's 4GB for 10min. is that true?
and how to convert them in small size?

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closed as off topic by Jay Lance Photography, mattdm, Itai, ahockley, rfusca May 5 '11 at 19:11

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Can you clarify the last part about converting in small size? I'm afraid I don't understand. –  mattdm May 5 '11 at 10:29
    
i mean compress the video in small size, with may be some third party tool. like 4Gb video to 500Mb. –  subeer haldar May 5 '11 at 10:36
    
I see — thanks. This is really off-topic here, where we deal with still photography. Questions about video mode as a feature of dSLR cameras are a gray area, but this question is really mostly about video. There's a proposal for a new Stack Exchange site dealing with film and video production — you may be interested in that. See area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2797/… –  mattdm May 5 '11 at 11:30
    
thank you for your kind response.. –  subeer haldar May 5 '11 at 11:48
    
You can get some ideas of the quality settings the files use from page 109 of the manual (support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17325/~/…), which should help you some, although the answer will vary according to the contents of the video, because some things compress better than others. –  mattdm May 5 '11 at 11:50

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