DVR Calculator

Camera Stream: H.264 (Bronze/Gold/Platinum DVRs)
Camera Resolution:
QCIF (176x120) 1 Megapixel (1280x1024)
CIF (352x240) 2 Megapixel (1600x1200)
D1*4CIF (704x480) 3 Megapixel (2048x1536)
VIdeo Quality: Highest Medium Standard
Average Frame Size: KB

Number of Cameras: -10 -1 +1 +10

Frame Rate per Camera: FPS
Hours Each Camera Will Record per Day: Hours Per Day
Desired Storage (Number of Days) per Camera: -10 -1 +1 +10

Total Bandwidth Required: Per Camera:

Estimated Storage:


  • 1 fps (frames per second) is the lowest frame rate recordable and 30 frames per second is the maximum which is real time and comparable to DVD video playback.

  • There is no real need to record in real time unless there are regulatory reasons as in case of government facilities or banks and casinos. Point of Sale / POS Cameras are recommended to record at 15 to 30 fps to ensure that each movement of each dollar tender can be recorded and played back with accurate clarity.
  • Recording at 1 frame per second is what traditional analog systems record
  • At 5 - 7 frames per second recording you will not miss any activity (remember this is per second)

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