Calculators

Days of Storage Needed: Total number of Cameras: Bitrate in k/s of each camera: Number of hours recording per day:
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Size of current HDD (in GB): Total number of Cameras: Bitrate in k/s of each camera: Number of hours recording per day:
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Set up Motion Set up a Schedule
Setting up motion recording only can save up to 50%
of the storeage normally used
Setting up a schedule to record only when people are not on
location this can also save up to 25% of storage normally used.
Lower Bit Rates Enable Smart Codecs
Lower bit rates can save up to 50% of storage needed or more.
Using VBR instead of CBR can automaticly save storage when
no motion is occuring.
Enabling Smart Codecs can save up to 80% of storage
space needed by compressing the storage footage better
and running at a lower bit rate.

The following chart is a collection of recommended bit rates based on testing in a controlled environment. Considering each network has unique features, these settings may not be ideal for every network. Please analyze the traffic and hardware present on a network before setting bit rates for each camera.

Additionally, recommended settings are based on viewing all cameras at once. Less cameras would require less upload speed. Live viewing of cameras is also dependent on the processing power of the computer viewing it.

Note: Systems containing 16 or more cameras should be based on local networks with 1000 Mbps. Anything less may create throughput issues resulting in lost footage. This may show in the form and skipping/lagging video images.

# of Cameras Local Network Speeds Remote Network
Upload Speeds
(Main Stream)
Remote Network
Upload Speeds
(Sub Stream)
U-Code
(Uniview Only)
Compression Bit Rate
(Main Stream)
Bit Rate
(Sub Stream)
4 Cameras 100 Mbps 8 Mbps 4 Mbps Basic H.264 3072 Kbps 1024 Kbps
4 Cameras 1000 Mbps 8 Mbps 4 Mbps Basic H.264 4096 Kbps 1024 Kbps
8 Cameras 100 Mbps 15 Mbps 8 Mbps Basic H.264 2048 Kbps 1024 Kbps
8 Cameras 1000 Mbps 15 Mbps 8 Mbps Basic H.264 3072 Kbps 1024 Kbps
16 Cameras 100 Mbps 25 Mbps 15 Mbps Advanced H.264 1792 Kbps 768 Kbps
16 Cameras 1000 Mbps 25 Mbps 15 Mbps Basic H.265 2048 Kbps 768 Kbps
32 Cameras 1000 Mbps 40 Mbps 30 Mbps Advanced H.265 1536 Kbps 512 Kbps
32 Cameras 1000 Mbps 50 Mbps 30 Mbps Advanced H.265 1792 Kbps 512 Kbps
64 + Cameras 1000 Mbps 150 Mbps 75 Mbps Advanced H.265 1536 Kbps 512 Kbps