If that is the record time that you got when you recorded, that is the time that you got. When you hack the camera, it's saving much more of the raw data coming from the sensor, compressing it less. It therefore is going to mean that you have significantly, depending on the hack, less record time.
That is the sacrifice that we are making. Better quality, less compression efficiency.
As to the original poster, the time it took the firmware to update, 5 minutes, is correct. The full battery advice is just so you make ABSOLUTELY sure that the battery doesn't run out mid update. This is especially true for those that risk running the update off of a third party battery (I strongly recommend not doing that in any case) as it has no indicator.
Whenever I do it it is with a fully charged Panasonic authentic battery and I carefully set the camera down in the middle of a table so I don't press any buttons, or accidentally drop it or something.
Updating the firmware is something that was designed to happen once or twice in the lifetime of the camera, not once or twice a week. This is far and away the biggest risk of hacking your camera, IMO. Very few (none that I can remember) stories of cameras that were bricked by a successful patch. More than a few of cameras that lost power during the update process (one reason to not use the wall adapter for this process. Power goes out and you could be hosed).
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Last edited by blazer003; 06-25-2012 at 12:56 PM.