Video bitrate calculator

Uncompressed bitrate

  • Megapixels: 2.1 MP (2,073,600 pixels)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (HD 16:9)
  • 1 frame of RGB 3x8bit: 6.22 MB (2.1 MP x 24 bits)
  • Interlaced: 24 fps x 6.22 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 597 Mbps = 74.6 MB/s
  • Progressive: 24 fps x 6.22 MB = 1.19 Gbps = 149 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 8.96 GB/min = 537 GB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    919 Mbps = 115 MB/s = 6.89 GB/min = 413 GB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    442 Mbps = 55.3 MB/s = 3.32 GB/min = 199 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    398 Mbps = 49.8 MB/s = 2.99 GB/min = 179 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    265 Mbps = 33.2 MB/s = 1.99 GB/min = 119 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    178 Mbps = 22.3 MB/s = 1.34 GB/min = 80.2 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    159 Mbps = 19.9 MB/s = 1.19 GB/min = 71.7 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    157 Mbps = 19.6 MB/s = 1.18 GB/min = 70.7 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    139 Mbps = 17.4 MB/s = 1.04 GB/min = 62.5 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    133 Mbps = 16.6 MB/s = 995 MB/min = 59.7 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    119 Mbps = 14.9 MB/s = 896 MB/min = 53.7 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    78.1 Mbps = 9.76 MB/s = 585 MB/min = 35.1 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    77.1 Mbps = 9.63 MB/s = 578 MB/min = 34.7 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    56.6 Mbps = 7.08 MB/s = 425 MB/min = 25.5 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 54 Mbps) (compression: 23:1 or 4.3%):
    51.9 Mbps = 6.49 MB/s = 389 MB/min = 23.4 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    48.2 Mbps = 6.02 MB/s = 361 MB/min = 21.7 GB/hr