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What is Bit Rate?

A bit rate is the amount of data a camera is sending over a video stream. It is measured in bits per second. [commonly shown in thousands of bits -- kbps] In IP video it usually refers to the bit rate from an IP camera. Controlling the bit rate controls the bandwidth needed to transfer data from the camera. The camera processor will automatically limit the maximum bit rate sent from the camera to the bit rate setting selected.

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