The following table shows the Number of Hours of Video that can be stored on a 256 Gigabyte drive for different resolutions at the highest bitrate setting.
|Resolution||Number of hours|
|4K||3 hours, 20 minutes|
|2K||9 hours, 28 minutes|
|1080p||18 hours, 57 minutes|
|720p||29 hours, 56 minutes|
|480p||71 hours, 6 minutes|
|360p||189 hours, 37 minutes|
As the resolution decreases the number of hours increases.
Use the calculator below to find the number of hours of video that can be stored on a 128 Gigabyte drive.
- Video resolution
- Bit Rate (Megabits per second or Mbps)
Video resolution is the number of pixels that can be displayed. Google recommends a range of bitrates for the following resolutions:
As an example for High Frame Rate 2K (1440p) video the recommended bit rate is:
- 24 Mbps for Standard Dynamic Range
- 30 Mbps for High Dynamic Range
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