Telecine Data Transfer Calculator

by Robert Perlberg

Select Video Resolution

D1 = 640 pixels X 480 Lines
HD = 1920 x 1080
1K = 1024 x 778
2K = 2048 pixels X 1536 lines

Print Size

by inches

approx. DPI

Running time (enter Min's or Sec's or Frames)

Min's Seconds Frames
= =

Transfer time Sec(s) writing megabyte(s)
onto CD(s) or DVD(s)

This is a JavaScript application I wrote for Company 3 NY. It is based on a Visual Basic program written by Rick Girardi. It calculates how many CD-ROM or DVD-ROM disks would be required to hold a given amount of video material in the form of uncompressed image files. This is how material is sometimes delivered to clients. The calculator makes it possible for a producer or engineer to determine whether this mode of delivery would be practical for a given project.

Note: You can hold the mouse button down on the buttons in the Print Size box to "spin" the fields. You can also enter values into the fields manually.