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Nathaniel CooperJan 23, 2020 9:03:13 AM< 1 min read

Bitrate vs Framerate | Promax Video Production Technology

If you are involved with professional video production technology you have probably heard the words bitrate and framerate used. What's the difference between the two?

What's The Difference Between Bitrate And Framerate?

Your bitrate determines the size of the file and frame rate determines how many frames are happening in each second. So I think there's a little bit of confusion because they're both kind of rates, right? But, you know, like in Europe everything is 25 frames per second over here in the US, you know, we're generally either 24 or 29.97 and that means you know every second of video in Europe has 25 individual frames and over here in the US every second footage generally has will call it 30 frames.

So that's your frame rate. And that's just how many of those independent pictures you have in each second of video versus bit rate, which is how much data is being eaten up by this video stream.


Nathaniel Cooper

As Chief Operating Officer of ProMAX Systems, Nathaniel Cooper, runs ProMAX Systems day to day operations. Cooper has been working with Storage, Backup and Media Management for video and creative professionals since 2001. Cooper has lead the design and deployment of some of the largest media systems in the world including a range of customers from NFL, MLB & NBA teams, US Military operations, and many of the worlds largest PR agencies and consumer brands. Cooper has spent the last 9 years as part of the ProMAX team and specializes in translating complex technical issues and options into easily understandable concepts.