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: 60 fps x 6.22 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 1.49 Gbps = 187 MB/s
  • Progressive: 60 fps x 6.22 MB = 2.99 Gbps = 373 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 22.4 GB/min = 1.34 TB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    2.3 Gbps = 287 MB/s = 17.2 GB/min = 1.03 TB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    1.11 Gbps = 138 MB/s = 8.29 GB/min = 498 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    995 Mbps = 124 MB/s = 7.46 GB/min = 448 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    664 Mbps = 82.9 MB/s = 4.98 GB/min = 299 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    446 Mbps = 55.7 MB/s = 3.34 GB/min = 201 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    398 Mbps = 49.8 MB/s = 2.99 GB/min = 179 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    393 Mbps = 49.1 MB/s = 2.95 GB/min = 177 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    347 Mbps = 43.4 MB/s = 2.6 GB/min = 156 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    332 Mbps = 41.5 MB/s = 2.49 GB/min = 149 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    299 Mbps = 37.3 MB/s = 2.24 GB/min = 134 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    195 Mbps = 24.4 MB/s = 1.46 GB/min = 87.8 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    193 Mbps = 24.1 MB/s = 1.44 GB/min = 86.7 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    142 Mbps = 17.7 MB/s = 1.06 GB/min = 63.7 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    120 Mbps = 15.1 MB/s = 903 MB/min = 54.2 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 38 Mbps) (compression: 32.6:1 or 3.1%):
    91.6 Mbps = 11.4 MB/s = 687 MB/min = 41.2 GB/hr