1. KDTurvey's Avatar
    Hi all!

    Been a bit of a lurker for a while and thought it rude not to post something

    Not bought a PB yet but think I might get one next payday. Going to go for the 64gig version from PCWorld/Currys.

    Was originally looking for an MP3/4 player for my truck and found out about the Playbook.

    Very impressed with the reviews and the amount of info on here (too much info at times!!!) but struggling to find out a couple of things. Just point me in the right direction if it's been asked before. Having seen the quality of video playback I thought I could set it up as a dashcam to record all the muppets I come across everyday and also any(hopefully none) 'incidents' that might happen. So the questions are how much space would a days worth of videoing take up at a reasonable quality? And is it possible to use the video function and play MP3s at the same time?

    I'm sure I'll have more questions for you if/when I get one but thanks for now
    12-30-12 05:30 PM
  2. Scotter75's Avatar
    I have a 64 with lots of mp3 music. I just tried making a video while playing an mp3. It works. In the recorded video you can hear the mp3 playing in the background.
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    12-30-12 06:10 PM
  3. solsticegt1's Avatar
    I recorded for one minute and the file size was , 112.96 MB @ 1080p, 52.46 MB @720p, 12.74 MB @ 480p so depending on video quality desired will determine how much space is needed.
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    12-30-12 08:07 PM
  4. KDTurvey's Avatar
    Thank you for both your replies and for the tests you did for me.

    Hopefully it would pick up the sound coming from the truck stereo rather than me trying to sing along!!!

    I worked out that at the lowest setting, which Im sure would be enough, that a days recording would be about 5 and a half GB so obviously a 'Delete everyday' regime would be set in place.

    Thanks again.
    01-01-13 05:28 AM
  5. KDTurvey's Avatar
    Buy BLACKBERRY PlayBook 7" Tablet - 64 GB | Free Delivery | Currys

    Arrrgh! They just raised the price!

    Wonder if it's gonna be a permanent rise or just so they can drop the price later on so it looks like a better deal
    01-02-13 11:46 AM
  6. kill_9's Avatar
    I recorded for one minute and the file size was , 112.96 MB @ 1080p, 52.46 MB @720p, 12.74 MB @ 480p so depending on video quality desired will determine how much space is needed.
    At the lowest quality the OP could record approximately 67 hours of video that takes 50GB of storage. I think my calculations are correct: (50 * 1024 MB / 12.74 MB / 60 minutes = ~67 hours); 1024 MB = 1 GB, 60 minutes = 1 hour)
    01-02-13 12:05 PM
  7. KDTurvey's Avatar
    Well got a 2 month old 64GB for 90!

    Tried it in the truck today and it does work....BUT, obviously you have to have two apps open at the same time, camera and music player, start tunes playing and then start camera. You want to change music, so open up music player and the camera stops recording!
    01-07-13 02:28 PM
  8. pacoman03's Avatar
    Your PB is not in showcase mode.
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    01-07-13 02:43 PM
  9. KDTurvey's Avatar
    Had a look on Google and found a YouTube video showing how to turn showcase mode on. Would never have found it without your help.



    Thanks for that ;-)
    01-07-13 03:13 PM

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