Drives and Storage
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|DVD-Quality Video*||HD Video*|
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*Figures represent the average number of photos taken with a 10-megapixel camera in high-resolution JPEG mode with an average file size of 5MB per photo. The actual number of images will vary by camera model and compression setting.
*Figures represent the average number of photos taken with an average file size of 48MB per photo. The actual number of images will vary by camera model and compression setting.
*Capacity is based on 4 minutes per song with a 128 kbps bit rate and 11:1 audio compression ratio.
Uncompressed music (CD):
*Capacity is based on 4 minutes per song. Uncompressed CD quality is based on 1:1 audio compression ratio.
Digital video (DV):
*Based on 1 hour of video. The DV format, regardless of its mode (miniDV, DVCAM, DVC-Pro) has a data rate of approximately 25 Mbps (megabits per second). In storage terms, this translates to approximately 3.5 MB/s (megabytes per second) or 13GB/hr (gigabytes per hour).
*Based on 1 hour of video. Calculated on a data rate of 5.5 Mbps (megabits per second), which translates to an average of 2.5 GB/hr (gigabytes per hour).
*Based on 1 hour of video. Calculated at 720p or 1080i video output with an GB/hr (gigabytes per hour) recording rate.