Recommended Bit Rate For Your Security System

How does bit rate help you improve your security camera System?

To get the best quality resolution and crisp clear images, your bit rate settings must be set correctly. For the most part default settings should get you the best possible image quality. However if you like to tinker with your settings you first must understand how bitrate works and affect your images.

Bitrate is the reason two cameras with the same resolution capture completely different footage.

If you see pixelated or low resolution security footage, that is because the bitrate is low and not processing the image properly to superior quality, thus showing poor-quality footage.

Higher the bitrate the better quality image will be shown.

Even though your surveillance cameras are technically recording in 5MP, 8MP or 12MP you will get a drastically different output depending on the bitrate.

Set the right bitrate so you don’t miss any details and capture a blurry image.

This sheet is useful for user who has high requirement for bit rate settings. If the real environment is complex, you can increase the bit rate 20%~30% higher than recommend. The above value is suitable for all series GW Cameras.

H.265+ Recommended bit rate

Recommended Bit Rate at General Resolution (Approximate Value)

Resolution Frame Rate 30fps 25fps 20fps 15fps 12.5fps 10fps 1fps
12MP (4000×3000) max bitrate (Kbps)
target bitrate (Kbps)
10240
5120
10240
5120
7680
3840
5120
2560
5120
2560
3840
2000
3840
2000
8MP (3840×2160) max bitrate (Kbps)
target bitrate (Kbps)
8192
4096
8192
4096
6144
3072
4096
2048
4096
2048
3072
1856
3072
1856
6MP (3072×2048) max bitrate (Kbps)
target bitrate (Kbps)
5120
2560
5120
2560
3840
2000
2560
1648
2560
1648
1920
1364
1920
1364
5MP (2592×1944) max bitrate (Kbps)
target bitrate (Kbps)
4608
2304
4608
2304
3456
1928
2304
1544
2304
1544
1728
1250
1728
1250

H.265 Recommended bit rate

Recommended Bit Rate at General Resolution (Approximate Value)

Resolution 30fps 25fps 20fps 15fps 12.5fps 10fps 1fps
12MP (4000×3000) 10240 10240 7680 5120 5120 3840 3840
8MP (3840×2160) 10240 8192 6144 4096 4096 3072 3072
6MP (3072×2048) 5120 5120 3840 2560 2560 1920 1920
5MP (2592×1944) 4608 4608 3456 2304 2304 1728 1728

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