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How much space does RAW video footage ( downloaded directly from the camera ) use?

I use a Sony Handicam dcr-hc51e.

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    About half the size of the disk, sometimes more... – Wim ten Brink Sep 4 '09 at 18:41
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Depends entirely on what format and resolution the camera uses.

As far as I can see, with a DV camera like that you get 36 megabit/s.

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I made a small utility that could maybe help you out with disk space calculation, it is available as a simple javascript here:

http://www.videophill.com/blog/?p=54

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