Data Calculator

Calculate the data produced by a Sony FS7 camera in different recording modes.


1. Enter the proposed recording time in minutes.
2. Select the proposed recording setting, Codec and Format.
3. Calculate!

Data Options

MPEG 422 is a good general purpose HD Codec and is popular with broadcasters.

XAVC-L is a Long GOP Codec and is good for recording events, footage can be captured at either 50 mbps or 35 mbps. 35 mbps is a good compromise of quality and lower data requirement.

XAVC-I is an Intra Frame Codec where every frame is a keyframe. This uses a lot of data, but is excellent where the highest quality recordings are required.

ProRes is a Codec used by many external recorders from companies like Atomos and Black Magic. ProRes 422 LT is a good Codec to use where longer recordings are required, such as events.

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