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: 25 fps x 6.22 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 622 Mbps = 77.8 MB/s
  • Progressive: 25 fps x 6.22 MB = 1.24 Gbps = 156 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 9.33 GB/min = 560 GB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    957 Mbps = 120 MB/s = 7.18 GB/min = 431 GB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    461 Mbps = 57.6 MB/s = 3.46 GB/min = 207 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    415 Mbps = 51.8 MB/s = 3.11 GB/min = 187 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    276 Mbps = 34.6 MB/s = 2.07 GB/min = 124 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    186 Mbps = 23.2 MB/s = 1.39 GB/min = 83.6 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    166 Mbps = 20.7 MB/s = 1.24 GB/min = 74.6 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    164 Mbps = 20.5 MB/s = 1.23 GB/min = 73.7 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    145 Mbps = 18.1 MB/s = 1.09 GB/min = 65.1 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    138 Mbps = 17.3 MB/s = 1.04 GB/min = 62.2 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    124 Mbps = 15.6 MB/s = 933 MB/min = 56 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    81.3 Mbps = 10.2 MB/s = 610 MB/min = 36.6 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    80.3 Mbps = 10 MB/s = 602 MB/min = 36.1 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    59 Mbps = 7.37 MB/s = 442 MB/min = 26.5 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 54 Mbps) (compression: 23:1 or 4.3%):
    54.1 Mbps = 6.76 MB/s = 406 MB/min = 24.3 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    50.2 Mbps = 6.27 MB/s = 376 MB/min = 22.6 GB/hr