[Beowulf] HDTV video file sizes

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Tue May 29 09:46:16 PDT 2007

laytonjb at charter.net wrote:
> Good morning,
> I was doing some thinking over the weekend (while cooking ribs on the grill :)  ).
> Does anyone know who much data 1 hr. of HDTV produces? Let's try 720 for
> now and perhaps 1080. I'm looking for the file size if you store the whole thing
> in a single file.

At cable tv rates (~19Mb/s) about 8.5GB an hour, as broadcast 720p
signals are progressive and 1080i signals are interlaced...

The single link-dvi-interface between the decoder and the display on the
other hand is around 3.7Gb/s .

> Thanks!
> Jeff "I won't give up my sauce recipe" Layton
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