IP Camera Recording Size

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Question

How much space will recorded video from the IP camera take up on my hard drive?

Answer

About 9 MB per minute, or a little over 1/2 GB per hour, at 640 x 480 fullspeed recording- it may take a little less space if there is no motion for a while.


Video Format Resolution Bandwidth Required Per Camera Recording Rate (Gigabytes per hour ) MJPEG • XX34A • XX41A • XX36A • XX42A • XX40A 176x120 900.00 Kbps 0.81 GB 352x240 2.40 Mbps 2.16 GB 704x480 6.90 Mbps 6.21 GB H.264 • XX39A


176x120 64.29 Kbps 0.06 GB 352x240 171.43 Kbps 0.15 GB 704x480 492.86 Kbps 0.44GB H.264 • XX59A


176x120 64.29 Kbps 0.06 GB 352x240 171.43 Kbps 0.15 GB 704x480 492.86 Kbps 0.44GB 1 Mega Pixel 1.61 Mbps 1.45 GB

  • A video of a relatively still subject will take up less space than a video containing a lot of motion, because the motion-less parts are reused to reduce file size, but the high-motion shots cannot do that. Therefore, the same compression technique might result in a 1:30 ratio for some shots and as much as 1:200 in others. The values shown in this table are estimates. Actual numbers will vary.
  • Recording rate was calculated using 25 frames per second. If you recording in real time (30 fps) these numbers would be slightly higher.