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Video Storage Calculator

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The Video Storage Calculator is a storage capacity estimator that serves as an illustrative guide only. It calculates Total Storage Capacity based on your selected parameters, including compression ratios for MJPEG, H.264, H.265, and H.265+ formats, video quality, scene activity, and color depth. 

Actual storage needs can vary due to factors like the number of cameras, storage duration, video format, compression, resolution, frames per second, color depth, system setup, hardware, software, and more. Users should exercise caution and understand that using this tool carries inherent risks. 

Note that in storage terms, one gigabyte (GB) equals one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) equals one trillion bytes. Actual storage capacity on devices may differ based on the operating environment. 

Video Storage Calculator - Bitrate Chart

Below are the bitrates used in the Video Storage Calculator above. Bitrates can vary greatly depending on many factors. The bitrates in this chart are a best estimate of bitrate settings for each combination of resolution and compression algorithm. 

Bitrate Chart
Resolution Base Bitrate (Mbps) MJPEG (Mbps) H.264 (Mbps) H.265 (Mbps) H.265+ (Mbps)

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Last Updated: 5/30/2024