Video bitrate calculator

Uncompressed bitrate

  • Megapixels: 8.3 MP (8,294,400 pixels)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (HD 16:9)
  • 1 frame of RGB 3x8bit: 24.9 MB (8.3 MP x 24 bits)
  • Interlaced: 29.97 fps x 24.9 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 2.98 Gbps = 373 MB/s
  • Progressive: 29.97 fps x 24.9 MB = 5.97 Gbps = 746 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 44.7 GB/min = 2.68 TB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    4.59 Gbps = 574 MB/s = 34.4 GB/min = 2.07 TB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    2.21 Gbps = 276 MB/s = 16.6 GB/min = 994 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    1.99 Gbps = 249 MB/s = 14.9 GB/min = 895 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    1.33 Gbps = 166 MB/s = 9.94 GB/min = 597 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    890 Mbps = 111 MB/s = 6.68 GB/min = 401 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    795 Mbps = 99.4 MB/s = 5.97 GB/min = 358 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    785 Mbps = 98.1 MB/s = 5.89 GB/min = 353 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    694 Mbps = 86.7 MB/s = 5.2 GB/min = 312 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    663 Mbps = 82.9 MB/s = 4.97 GB/min = 298 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    597 Mbps = 74.6 MB/s = 4.47 GB/min = 268 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    390 Mbps = 48.7 MB/s = 2.92 GB/min = 175 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    385 Mbps = 48.1 MB/s = 2.89 GB/min = 173 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    283 Mbps = 35.3 MB/s = 2.12 GB/min = 127 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    241 Mbps = 30.1 MB/s = 1.8 GB/min = 108 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 38 Mbps) (compression: 32.6:1 or 3.1%):
    183 Mbps = 22.9 MB/s = 1.37 GB/min = 82.4 GB/hr

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