Video bitrate calculator

Uncompressed bitrate

  • Megapixels: 8.8 MP (8,847,360 pixels)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.90:1 (DCI/Digital cinema)
  • 1 frame of RGB 3x8bit: 26.5 MB (8.8 MP x 24 bits)
  • Interlaced: 24 fps x 26.5 MB x 50% (interlacing) = 2.55 Gbps = 319 MB/s
  • Progressive: 24 fps x 26.5 MB = 5.1 Gbps = 637 MB/s
  • Longer durations: 38.2 GB/min = 2.29 TB/hr

Estimated compressed bitrates

  • HDCAM SR HQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 880 Mbps) (compression: 1.3:1 or 76.9%):
    3.92 Gbps = 490 MB/s = 29.4 GB/min = 1.76 TB/hr
  • HDCAM SR SQ (1080p25 @ 10bit = 440 Mbps) (compression: 2.7:1 or 37%):
    1.89 Gbps = 236 MB/s = 14.2 GB/min = 849 GB/hr
  • Pure YCbCr 4:2:2 (compression: 3:1 or 33.3%):
    1.7 Gbps = 212 MB/s = 12.7 GB/min = 764 GB/hr
  • Prores444 (1080p25 = 275 Mbps) (compression: 4.5:1 or 22.2%):
    1.13 Gbps = 142 MB/s = 8.49 GB/min = 510 GB/hr
  • Prores422 (1080p25 = 184 Mbps) (compression: 6.7:1 or 14.9%):
    761 Mbps = 95.1 MB/s = 5.7 GB/min = 342 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 42 Codec (compression: 7.5:1 or 13.3%):
    679 Mbps = 84.9 MB/s = 5.1 GB/min = 306 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp24 (compression: 7.6:1 or 13.2%):
    671 Mbps = 83.8 MB/s = 5.03 GB/min = 302 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 Y′CbCr (1080i50 = 115 Mbps) (compression: 8.6:1 or 11.6%):
    593 Mbps = 74.1 MB/s = 4.44 GB/min = 267 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 36 Codec (compression: 9:1 or 11.1%):
    566 Mbps = 70.8 MB/s = 4.25 GB/min = 255 GB/hr
  • REDCODE 28 Codec (compression: 10:1 or 10%):
    510 Mbps = 63.7 MB/s = 3.82 GB/min = 229 GB/hr
  • JPEG2000 250Mbps for 2Kp48 (compression: 15.3:1 or 6.5%):
    333 Mbps = 41.6 MB/s = 2.5 GB/min = 150 GB/hr
  • MPEG2 High (1080p25 = 80 Mbps) (compression: 15.5:1 or 6.5%):
    329 Mbps = 41.1 MB/s = 2.47 GB/min = 148 GB/hr
  • DVD MPEG2 (480p25 = 9.8 Mbps) (compression: 21.1:1 or 4.7%):
    242 Mbps = 30.2 MB/s = 1.81 GB/min = 109 GB/hr
  • DVCPRO50 (1080p25 = 50 Mbps) (compression: 24.8:1 or 4%):
    205 Mbps = 25.7 MB/s = 1.54 GB/min = 92.5 GB/hr
  • BluRay H.264 (1080p25 = 38 Mbps) (compression: 32.6:1 or 3.1%):
    156 Mbps = 19.5 MB/s = 1.17 GB/min = 70.3 GB/hr