How much bandwidth does an IP Camera need? It depends on both the resolution and frame rate. It also depends on the compression technology the IP camera is using. Below are three of the most popular compression technology and the required bandwidth and other important information.
How much bandwidth does an IP Camera need?
Compression Protocol M-JPEG MPEG-2 MPEG-4
Compression Rate 6 30-40 200-500
Resolution 352 x 288 720 × 576 720 × 576
FPS 25-30 fps 50-60 fps 25-30 fps
Bandwidth Required 1.5Mbps 4-15Mbps 10K-1Mbps
Also, please note that 30 frames/s (NTSC) is the required frame rate to provide continuous motion and good quality (DVD like) video