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: 7.78MB (2.1 MP x 30 bits)
  • Interlaced: 25 fps x 7.78MB x 50% (interlacing) = 777.6Mbps = 97.2MB/s
  • Progressive: 25 fps x 7.78MB = 1.56Gbps = 194.4MB/s
  • Longer durations: 11.66GB/min = 699.84GB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    1.2Gbps = 149.54MB/s = 8.97GB/min = 538.34GB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    576Mbps = 72MB/s = 4.32GB/min = 259.2GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    518.4Mbps = 64.8MB/s = 3.89GB/min = 233.28GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    345.6Mbps = 43.2MB/s = 2.59GB/min = 155.52GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    232.12Mbps = 29.01MB/s = 1.74GB/min = 104.45GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    207.36Mbps = 25.92MB/s = 1.56GB/min = 93.31GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    204.63Mbps = 25.58MB/s = 1.53GB/min = 92.08GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    180.84Mbps = 22.6MB/s = 1.36GB/min = 81.38GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    172.8Mbps = 21.6MB/s = 1.3GB/min = 77.76GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    155.52Mbps = 19.44MB/s = 1.17GB/min = 69.98GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    101.65Mbps = 12.71MB/s = 762.35MB/min = 45.74GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    100.34Mbps = 12.54MB/s = 752.52MB/min = 45.15GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    73.71Mbps = 9.21MB/s = 552.8MB/min = 33.17GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    62.71Mbps = 7.84MB/s = 470.32MB/min = 28.22GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 38 Mbps) (compression: 32.6:1 or 3.1%):
    47.71Mbps = 5.96MB/s = 357.79MB/min = 21.47GB/hr

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