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How Video Works, 3rd Edition by Vance Piccin, Diana Weynand

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19Managing Video Files

Table 19.1 Common Data Rates

Format Raster Size Frames/ Sec Scan Approximate Data Rate*
SD Video 720 × 486 29.97 Interlace 270 mb/s
HD 720p 60 1280×720 59.94 Progressive 1.5 gb/s
HD1080i 1920×1080 29.97 Interlace 1.5 gb/s
HD1080p 1920×1080 59.94 Progressive 3 gb/s
UHD 3940×2160 59.94 Progressive 12 gb/s

* These data rates are common approximations for comparison and are generally a bit higher than the actual data rate. For example, 1080i video, without any audio or metadata, would actually be:1920 × 1080 × 20 bits (@4:2:2 sampling) × 29.97 Frames per second = 1.242915 gb/s

Throughout this book, media is described as a continuous flow of information. When produced as digital data, this requires an ...

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