Video bitrate calculator

Uncompressed bitrate

  • Megapixels: 2.1 MP (2,073,600 pixels)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (HD 16:9)
  • 1 frame of RAW 16bit: 4.15 MB (2.1 MP x 16 bits)
  • Interlaced: 24 fps x 4.15 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 398 Mbps = 49.8 MB/s
  • Progressive: 24 fps x 4.15 MB = 796 Mbps = 99.5 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 5.97 GB/min = 358 GB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    613 Mbps = 76.6 MB/s = 4.59 GB/min = 276 GB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    295 Mbps = 36.9 MB/s = 2.21 GB/min = 133 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    265 Mbps = 33.2 MB/s = 1.99 GB/min = 119 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    177 Mbps = 22.1 MB/s = 1.33 GB/min = 79.6 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    119 Mbps = 14.9 MB/s = 891 MB/min = 53.5 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    106 Mbps = 13.3 MB/s = 796 MB/min = 47.8 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    105 Mbps = 13.1 MB/s = 786 MB/min = 47.1 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    92.6 Mbps = 11.6 MB/s = 694 MB/min = 41.7 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    88.5 Mbps = 11.1 MB/s = 664 MB/min = 39.8 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    79.6 Mbps = 9.95 MB/s = 597 MB/min = 35.8 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    52 Mbps = 6.51 MB/s = 390 MB/min = 23.4 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    51.4 Mbps = 6.42 MB/s = 385 MB/min = 23.1 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    37.7 Mbps = 4.72 MB/s = 283 MB/min = 17 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    32.1 Mbps = 4.01 MB/s = 241 MB/min = 14.4 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 38 Mbps) (compression: 32.6:1 or 3.1%):
    24.4 Mbps = 3.05 MB/s = 183 MB/min = 11 GB/hr

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