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Listed below are minimum recommended disk requirements for uncompressed SD and HD video.

Uncompressed 10 bit YUV (4:2:2) Standard Definition (SD)
720x486/29.97fps
27MB per second
1,600MB per minute
94GB per hour

720x576/25fps
26MB per second
1,582MB per minute
93GB per hour


Uncompressed 10 bit YUV (4:2:2) High Definition (HD)
1280x720p/60fps
141MB per second
8,438MB per minute
494GB per hour

1920x1080/24fps
127MB per second
7,594MB per minute
445GB per hour

1920x1080/50i
132MB per second
7,910MB per minute
463GB per hour

1920x1080/60i
158MB per second
9,482MB per minute
556GB per hour


Uncompressed 10 bit RGB (4:4:4) High Definition (HD)
1280x720p/60fps
211MB per second
12,656MB per minute
742GB per hour

1920x1080/24fps
190MB per second
11,391MB per minute
667GB per hour

1920x1080/50i
198MB per second
11,865MB per minute
695GB per hour

1920x1080/60i
237MB per second
14,238MB per minute
834GB per hour


All figures are courtesy of Blackmagic Design and refer to data rate requirements for their Decklink range of cards. Note all figures are minimum requirements and it is extremely wise to have at least 30% headroom on top of the above figures to allow for variations in disk speeds under different circumstances.
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