The CompactFlash association has just released a new specification for future CompactFlash cards. It involves big numbers. 144 petabytes big, to be specific. But how big is that really?
144 petabytes = gigabytes.
Production quality 1080p video: 3 gigabits per second which equals 0.375 gigabytes per second.
So, using that:
150,994,944 / 0.375 = 402,653,184 seconds of video = 6,710,886.4 minutes of video = 111,848.106. hours of video = 4,660.337. days of video = 12.768 years of continuous video
12 years of continuous 1080p video. Slap around 9 of those in a camera and you can continuously video almost anyone for their entire life. May as well be generous and use 10 - that should let you stick some low quality sound recording of their entire life on it too.
I suspect the future will see an increased number of murders due to screenings of family holiday videos…