A calculator for storage and bandwidth required by audio and video in a wide range of CoDecs.

Audio and Video Storage/Bandwidth Calculator

streams of
Audio tracks at

hours mins

Storage Required: *
Bandwidth Required: MB/s

RED Camera Data

Note that this calculator does not check that the combination of values you enter can actually be set up on the camera.

Frame size:
Compression Ratio:

hours mins

Storage *
Bandwidth required MB/s

Copy Time Estimator

The source and destination values below are based on a range of popular products. If your hardware does not match the speed of any of the options you can enter custom values. The device descriptions are rough guides, and actual product performance can vary based on a wide range of factors. There are a number of performance test utilities available which can measure the actual performance of your storage devices.

Data: *
Source: custom value: MB/s
Destination: custom value: MB/s

hours mins
* Hard drive manufacturers and OS X use the definition 1KB = 1000 bytes, while Windows uses 1024 bytes (a "kibibyte" or "KiB"). Linux usually quotes sizes in kibibytes (but does use the correct unit symbol). This is why you might find that a 500GB drive only has an apparent capacity of 465GB when you format it (it is really 465GiB).