Cameras + Formats

Cameras + Formats is the essential calculator and reference app for cinematographers, editors, ACs, DITs, and filmmakers of all kinds, designed and maintained by Gray Hour cinematographer/colorist Zak Ray.

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“How big is this H.264 file going to be?”
“What’s the dynamic range of the Sony FS7?”
“Can Adobe Premiere work with Canon Raw files?”
“How much hard drive space will I need for this shoot?”

If you’ve ever asked one of these questions, this is the app for you. Search over 70 cameras with a list that includes Arri, Canon, Red, Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic, and GoPro. Or browse by format, from modern standards like ProRes and DNxHD to older ones like MPEG-IMX and Betacam. See below for a full list.

Comprehensive information and compatibility

Dig deep into each camera and format, with information such as dynamic range, sensor size, native ISO, supported resolutions, frame rates, bit rates, chroma sampling, and more. You’ll also see how well it performs with the latest version of Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer.

Fully-featured calculator

Use the versatile calculator to find out how much footage you can fit on your camera card or hard drive– or how much storage space a given amount of footage will take up. You can also calculate audio, and share your calculations!

 

“This one app can save you a lot of time dredging the internet for specifications and features of cameras or looking for online data rate calculators. It’s a must-have addition to your arsenal of iPhone or iPad filmmaking tools.”

-Cinema5D (link)

“This is one of my favorites.  It has every single piece of information for nearly every single camera on the market today.  Comparing recording formats between cameras has never been easier.”

-Shane Hurlbut, ASC (link)

 

Full List of Supported Cameras
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 8/X
  • Arri Alexa Classic
  • Arri Alexa XT/XR
  • Arri Alexa SXT
  • Arri Alexa Mini
  • Arri Alexa LF
  • Arri Amira
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Production Camera
  • Blackmagic Pocket Camera
  • Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Ursa 4K
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro
  • Canon 5D Mk. II
  • Canon 5D Mk. III
  • Canon 5D Mk. IV
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon T4i/T5i
  • Canon 1DC
  • Canon C100
  • Canon C100 Mk. II
  • Canon C200
  • Canon C300
  • Canon C300 Mk. II
  • Canon C500
  • Canon C700
  • Canon XF100/105
  • Canon XF200/205
  • Canon XF300/305
  • DJI Phantom 3
  • DJI Phantom 4
  • DJI Inspire 1 (X5)
  • DJI Inspire 1 (X5R)
  • DJI Inspire 2 (X4S)
  • DJI Inspire 2 (X5S)
  • DJI Inspire 2 (X7)
  • GoPro Hero 3 Black
  • GoPro Hero 4 Black
  • GoPro Hero 5 Black
  • GoPro Hero 6 Black
  • Panasonic AF100
  • Panasonic EVA-1
  • Panasonic GH4
  • Panasonic GH5
  • Panasonic GH5s
  • Panasonic Varicam 35
  • Panasonic Varicam LT
  • Panasonic Varicam Pure
  • Panavision Millenium DXL
  • Panavision Millenium DXL2
  • Phantom Flex
  • Phantom Flex 4K
  • Phantom Miro 320
  • Phantom Veo 340/640
  • Phantom Veo 4K-PL
  • Red One
  • Red Epic (MX)
  • Red Epic (Dragon)
  • Red Epic-W (Helium)
  • Red Epic-W (Gemini)
  • Red Scarlet (MX)
  • Red Scarlet (Dragon)
  • Red Scarlet-W
  • Red Weapon (6K)
  • Red Weapon (Helium)
  • Red Weapon (Dragon VV)
  • Red Weapon (Monstro VV)
  • Red Raven
  • Sony a6500
  • Sony a7S
  • Sony a7S II
  • Sony a7R II
  • Sony a7R III
  • Sony F3
  • Sony F5
  • Sony F55
  • Sony F65
  • Sony PDW-850
  • Sony PMW-500
  • Sony PXW-X500
  • Sony FS100
  • Sony FS700
  • Sony FS5
  • Sony FS7
  • Sony FS7 II
  • Sony EX3
  • Sony Venice

 

Full List of Supported Formats
  • Animation
  • Apple “None”
  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • ArriRaw
  • AVC-Intra
  • AVC-LongG
  • AVC-Proxy
  • AVCHD
  • AVCCAM
  • NXCAM
  • Avid 1:1 / Packed
  • DNxHD
  • DNxHR
  • Meridien Compressed
  • Meridien Uncompressed
  • Betacam SX
  • Canon Raw
  • Canon Raw Light
  • Canon XF
  • Canon XF-AVC
  • Cineform
  • Cineform Raw
  • CinemaDNG Raw
  • D-1
  • D-2
  • D-3
  • D-5
  • D-5 HD
  • D-6
  • D-9 (Digital S)
  • D-9 HD
  • Dalsa Raw
  • Digital Cinema Package (DCP)
  • Digital Betacam
  • Dirac
  • DPX Sequence
  • DV/DVCPro
  • DVCAM
  • DVCPro HD
  • DVCPro50
  • GFCAM
  • HDV
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • iFrame
  • JPEG 2000 Sequence
  • Motion JPEG
  • MPEG-IMX
  • OpenEXR Sequence
  • Panavision SSR
  • Panasonic V-Raw
  • Phantom Cine Raw
  • Photo JPEG
  • PNG Sequence
  • ProRes
  • ProRes Raw
  • Redcode Raw
  • HDCAM
  • HDCAM-SR
  • Sony Raw
  • XAVC-I
  • XAVC-L
  • XAVC-S
  • XAVC-Proxy
  • X-OCN
  • XDCAM HD / HD422
  • XDCAM EX
  • TIFF Sequence
  • Uncompressed