Storage Calculator (MPEG4)
Estimate disk space and bandwidth usage for your Milestone XProtect® installation by filling out the fields below to the best of your ability.
Fill the information below to calculate your needs.
Image rate (frames per second)*
Days to store (archives and current day)*
Percentage of time with motion (100% if recording all images)*
All fields are mandatory.
Bitrate estimation (Kbit/s)
If you know, based on experience or based on experiment, what is a good bitrate to use, using the bitrate is the best way to calculate. If you only know what resolution and frame rate, you can estimate the bitrate. Remember that a live test is even better. Image sizes will depend heavily on motion. Make sure to add a big overhead if you estimate a system without being able to do live testing.