Jul 01, 2014

How much space will video recorded with the Elgato Video Capture require?

Here are some examples of the space requirements for certain lengths of video recorded with the Elgato Video Capture. The length of time will depend on the file format selected in the Elgato Video Capture preferences. If set to Automatic, the EVC software will choose the appropriate export format based on the speed of your Mac. Fast machines will be able to export directly to H.264.

Using MPEG-4:


Length of Video
Disk Space Required
10 minutes
195 MB
30 minutes
587 MB
60 minutes
1.1 GB
90 minutes
1.7 GB
120 minutes
2.3 GB
180 minutes
3.4 GB




Using H.264:


Length of Video
Disk Space Required
10 minutes
121 MB
30 minutes
364 MB
60 minutes
728 MB
90 minutes
1.1 GB
120 minutes
1.4 GB
180 minutes
2.1 GB





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