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 3x10bit: 7.78 MB (2.1 MP x 30 bits)
  • Interlaced: 25 fps x 7.78 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 778 Mbps = 97.2 MB/s
  • Progressive: 25 fps x 7.78 MB = 1.56 Gbps = 194 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 11.7 GB/min = 700 GB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    1.2 Gbps = 150 MB/s = 8.97 GB/min = 538 GB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    576 Mbps = 72 MB/s = 4.32 GB/min = 259 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    518 Mbps = 64.8 MB/s = 3.89 GB/min = 233 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    346 Mbps = 43.2 MB/s = 2.59 GB/min = 156 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    232 Mbps = 29 MB/s = 1.74 GB/min = 104 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    207 Mbps = 25.9 MB/s = 1.56 GB/min = 93.3 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    205 Mbps = 25.6 MB/s = 1.53 GB/min = 92.1 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    181 Mbps = 22.6 MB/s = 1.36 GB/min = 81.4 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    173 Mbps = 21.6 MB/s = 1.3 GB/min = 77.8 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    156 Mbps = 19.4 MB/s = 1.17 GB/min = 70 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    102 Mbps = 12.7 MB/s = 762 MB/min = 45.7 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    100 Mbps = 12.5 MB/s = 753 MB/min = 45.2 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    73.7 Mbps = 9.21 MB/s = 553 MB/min = 33.2 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    62.7 Mbps = 7.84 MB/s = 470 MB/min = 28.2 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 38 Mbps) (compression: 32.6:1 or 3.1%):
    47.7 Mbps = 5.96 MB/s = 358 MB/min = 21.5 GB/hr

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