Video Formats For Video Editing

With the advent of high definition video, increasing availability of hand-held video camcorders, DSLR cameras and mobile devices with video recording capabilities, the variety of captured video formats and video formats for editing, encoding, mastering and publishing is greater than it ever has been. How do you know what are the best formats to use for shooting video, downloading digital video, editing video and publishing video? Do you have all of the software tools to make the most of your video?

At the Digital MultiMedia Store, we have 20 plus years of experience in working with all video and audio formats. We have the technology and expertise to download, edit, convert, encode, master and publish your video to meet your specific requirements. From web video to DVD video to Blu Ray to IMAX, let us help you to make the most of your video for playback on any device anywhere in the world.    

The following is a list of some of the more common video formats we work with. If you don't see your video format listed, email us or give us a call. We'll be more than happy to give you a quote on your project.

DV - NTSC

Standard 32KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment. Standard NTSC video (4:3 interlaced), timebase 29.97 fps, frame size 720h x 480v (0.900), with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC (0.9), 32kHz (12 bit) audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.

Standard 48KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment. Standard NTSC video (4:3 interlaced), timebase 29.97 fps, frame size 720h x 480v (0.900), with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC (0.9) 48kHz (16 bit) audio, drop-Frame Timecode numbering.

Widescreen 32KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment. Widescreen NTSC video (16:9 interlaced), timebase 29.97 fps, frame size 720h x 480v (1.200), with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2). 32kHz (12 bit) audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.

Widescreen 48KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment. Widescreen NTSC video (16:9 interlaced), timebase 29.97 fps, frame size 720h x 480v (1.200), with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2). 48kHz (16 bit) audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.

DV - 24P

Standard 32KHz - For editing 23.976 fps footage shot in 24P or 24PA (24P Advanced) modes.
Standard NTSC frame size 720h x 480v (0.900) with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC (0.9) 
32kHz (12 bit) audio, 2:3:3:2 pull-up for playback to a DV device.

Standard 48KHz - For editing 23.976 fps footage shot in 24P or 24PA (24P Advanced) modes.
Standard NTSC frame size 720h x 480v (0.900) with frame aspect ratio (4:3) with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC (0.9), 48kHz (16 bit) audio, 2:3:3:2 pull-up for playback to a DV device.

Widescreen 32KHz - For editing 23.976 fps footage shot in 24P or 24PA (24P Advanced) modes.
Widescreen NTSC frame aspect ratio (16:9), frame size 720h x 480v (1.200), with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2), 32kHz (12 bit) audio, 2:3:3:2 pull-up for playback to a DV device.

Widescreen 48KHz - For editing 23.976 fps footage shot in 24P or 24PA (24P Advanced) modes.
Widescreen NTSC frame aspect ratio (16:9), frame size 720h x 480v (1.200), with pixel aspect ratio D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2), 48kHz (16 bit) audio, 2:3:3:2 pull-up for playback to a DV device.

DV - PAL

Standard 32KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment
Standard PAL video (4:3 interlaced), timebase 25.00 fps, frame size 720h x 576v (1.067)
Pixel Aspect Ratio D1/DV PAL (1.067), 32kHz (12 bit) audio

Standard 48KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment.
Standard PAL video (4:3 interlaced), timebase 25.00 fps, frame size 720h x 576v (1.067)
Pixel Aspect Ratio D1/DV PAL (1.067), 48kHz (16 bit) audio

Widescreen 32KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment
Widescreen PAL video (16:9 interlaced), timebase 25.00 fps, frame size 720h x 576v (1.422)
Pixel Aspect Ratio D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1.422), 32kHz (12 bit) audio

Widescreen 48KHz - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment
Widescreen PAL video (16:9 interlaced), timebase 25.00 fps, frame size 720h x 576v (1.422)
Pixel Aspect Ratio D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1.422), 48kHz (16 bit) audio

High Definition Video - HDV

HDV 1080i25 (50i) - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 interlaced HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio, timebase: 25.00 fps 
frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

HDV 1080i30 (60i) - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 interlaced HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 29.97 fps, frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

HDV 1080p24 - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 23.976 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 23.976 fps, frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), frame rate: 23.976 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

HDV 1080p25 - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

HDV 1080p30 - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 29.97 fps, frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

HDV 720p24 - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 23.976 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 23.976 fps, frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 23.976 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

HDV 720p25 - For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

HDV 720p30 -For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) HDV equipment
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 29.97 fps, frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

DVCPRO50 - 480i

DVCPRO50 24p Standard - For editing 4:3 DVCPRO50 MXF material recorded in 24p or 24pa modes with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Progressive rendering. Timebase: 23.976 fps, frame size: 720h 480v (0.900), frame rate: 23.976 frames/second, pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0.9)

DVCPRO50 24p Standard Widescreen - For editing 16:9 DVCPRO50 MXF material recorded in 24p or 24pa modes with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Progressive rendering. Timebase: 23.976 fps, frame size: 720h 480v (1.200), frame rate: 23.976 frames/second, pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)

DVCPRO50 NTSC Standard - For editing 4:3 NTSC DVCPRO50 MXF material recorded with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Interlaced rendering. Timebase: 29.97 fps, frame size: 720h 480v (0.900), frame rate: 29.97 frames/second, pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0.9)

DVCPRO50 NTSC Widescreen - For editing 16:9 NTSC DVCPRO50 MXF material recorded with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Interlaced rendering. Timebase: 29.97 fps, frame size: 720h 480v (1.200), frame rate: 29.97 frames/second, pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)

DVCPRO50 - 576i

DVCPRO50 PAL Standard - For editing 4:3 PAL MXF material recorded with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Interlaced rendering. Timebase: 25.00 fps, frame size: 720h 576v (1.067), frame rate: 25.00 frames/second, pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV PAL (1.067)

DVCPRO50 PAL Widescreen - For editing 16:9 PAL MXF material recorded with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Interlaced rendering. Timebase: 25.00 fps, frame size: 720h 576v (1.422), frame rate: 25.00 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1.422)

DVCPROHD - 1080i

DVCPROHD 1080i 24p - For editing MXF material recorded in 1080i/24p or 1080i/24pa mode with a 60Hz Panasonic P2 camcorder. Progressive rendering. Timebase: 23.976 fps, frame size: 1280h 1080v (1.500), frame rate: 23.976 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: DVCPRO HD (1.5)

DVCPROHD 1080i 50i - For editing 1080i MXF material recorded with a 50Hz Panasonic P2 camcorder. Interlaced rendering. Timebase: 25.00 fps, frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), frame rate: 25.00 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

DVCPROHD 1080i 60i - For editing 1080i MXF material recorded with a 60Hz Panasonic P2 camcorder. Interlaced rendering. Timebase: 29.97 fps, frame size: 1280h 1080v (1.500), frame rate: 29.97 frames/second, pixel Aspect Ratio: DVCPRO HD (1.5)

DVCPROHD - 720p

DVCPROHD 720p 24p - For editing MXF material recorded in 720p/24p or 720p/24pn modes with a 60Hz Panasonic P2 camcorder. Material recorded using Variable Frame Rates will be treated as 23.976fps. Progressive rendering.
Timebase: 23.976 fps, frame size: 960h 720v (1.333), frame rate: 23.976 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

DVCPROHD 720p 50p - For editing MXF material recorded in 720p/50p mode with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Progressive rendering. Timebase: 50.00 fps, frame size: 960h 720v (1.333), frame rate: 50.00 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

DVCPROHD 720p 60p - For editing MXF material recorded in 720p/60p mode with a Panasonic P2 camcorder. Progressive rendering. Timebase: 59.94 fps, frame size: 960h 720v (1.333), frame rate: 59.94 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM EX - 1080i

XDCAM EX 1080i (50i) (HQ) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in HQ mode
16:9 interlaced HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.000), Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 1080i (50i) (SP) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in SP mode
16:9 interlaced HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM EX 1080i (60i) (HQ) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in HQ mode
16:9 interlaced HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 29.97 fps, Frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.000), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 1080i (60i) (SP) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in SP mode
16:9 interlaced HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 29.97 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM EX - 1080p

XDCAM EX 1080p 24p (HQ) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in HQ mode
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 23.976 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 23.976 fps, Frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.000), Frame rate: 23.976 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 1080p 25p (HQ) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in HQ mode
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, Frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.000), Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 1080p 30p (HQ) - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 1080 formats recorded in HQ mode
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 29.97 fps, Frame size: 1920h 1080v (1.000), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX - 720p

XDCAM EX 720p 24p - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 720 formats
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 23.976 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 23.976 fps, Frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 23.976 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 720p 25p - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 720 formats
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, Frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 720p 30p - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 720 formats
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.
Timebase: 29.97 fps, Frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 720p 50p - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 720 formats
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 50 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 50.00 fps, Frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 50.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM EX 720p 60p - For editing Sony XDCAM EX 720 formats
16:9 progressive-scan 720p HD video at 60 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering
Timebase: 59.94 fps, Frame size: 1280h 720v (1.000), Frame rate: 59.94 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

XDCAM HD - 1080i

XDCAM HD 1080i25 (50i) - For editing Sony XDCAM HD formats
16:9 interlaced HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 25.00 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM HD 1080i30 (60i) - For editing Sony XDCAM HD formats.
16:9 interlaced HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.
Timebase: 29.97 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM HD - 1080p

XDCAM HD 1080p24 - For editing Sony XDCAM HD formats
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 23.976 frames per second, 48kHz audio
Timebase: 23.976 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 23.976 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM HD 1080p25 - For editing Sony XDCAM HD formats.
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 25 frames per second, 48kHz audio.
Timebase: 25.00 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

XDCAM HD 1080p30 - For editing Sony XDCAM HD formats.
16:9 progressive-scan 1080p HD video at 29.97 frames per second, 48kHz audio, Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.
Timebase: 29.97 fps, Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.333), Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)

MOBILE & DEVICES

CIF, QCIF, QQCIF - 352x288 CIF editing format for authoring 11:9 content intended exclusively for playback on mobile devices supporting 3GP2 video. Timebase: 15.00 fps, frame size: 352h 288v (1.000), frame rate: 15.00 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

iPod, QVGA, Sub-QCIF - 640x480 VGA editing format for authoring 4:3 content intended for playback on mobile devices supporting QVGA or Sub-QCIF video. Timebase: 15.00 fps, frame size: 640h 480v (1.000), Frame rate: 15.00 frames/second, Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)

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