Deposition Deliverable Quick Reference Guide

Use this quick reference guide to ensure that your deposition video deliverables meet or exceed industry-standard specifications.

This assumes video captured using NTSC or HDTV standards with stereo audio, and encoded at a constant bit rate.


FRAME
SIZE

FRAME
RATE

 MINIMUM
BIT RATE

INTERLACED OR PROGRESSIVE

SQUARE OR NON-SQUARE PIXELS

SD MPEG-1 (Fullscreen)

640x480

30 fps

1500 Kbps

Progressive

Square

SD MPEG-1 (Widescreen)

720x405

30 fps

1500 Kbps

Progressive

Square

SD MPEG-2 (Fullscreen)

720x480

29.97 fps

3000 Kbps

Interlaced

Non-Square (0.91)

SD MPEG-2 (Widescreen)

720x480

29.97 fps

3000 Kbps

Interlaced

Non-Square (1.21)

SD MPEG-4 (Fullscreen)

640x480

30 fps

2500 Kbps

Progressive

Square

SD MPEG-4 (Widescreen)

720x405

30 fps

2500 Kbps

Progressive

Square

MPEG-3 (Audio Only)

N/A

44.1 Khz

128 kbps

N/A

N/A

HD MPEG-1

1280x720

30 fps

3250 Kbps

Progressive

Square

HD MPEG-2

1280x720

30 fps

6500 Kbps

Progressive

Square

HD MPEG-4

1280x720

30 fps

5000 Kbps

Progressive

Square

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