Cameras + Formats

Cameras + Formats is everything you need to know about every camera worth using. Created by Gray Hour cinematographer/colorist Zak Ray.

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“How much drive space will I need for this FS7 shoot?”
“How long will these batteries last me on an Alexa?”
“What’s the dynamic range of the C300 Mk II?”
“How big is this H.264 file going to be when I export it?”

If you’ve ever asked these questions, this is the app for you. Whether you’re making decisions on set, troubleshooting in an edit bay, or figuring out which camera to buy, we’ve got you covered.

Comprehensive information and compatibility

Search over 100 cameras with a list that includes Arri, Canon, Red, Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic and more. Or browse by format, from modern standards like ProRes and DNxHR to older ones like DVCPro-HD and Betacam.

Specs include dynamic range, sensor size, native ISO, lens mounts, resolutions, frame rates and more. You’ll see how well each camera and format performs with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve. Plus there’s a link to the manufacturer’s website for firmware & manuals, and a phone number for support in your country.

Fully-featured calculators

Use the storage calculator to determine how much footage you can fit on your camera card or hard drive– or how much storage space you’ll need for a given recording time. The transfer time estimate shows how long it should take to copy that footage. And the power calculator can tell you how long your batteries will last, with the option to factor in accessories like your monitor or wireless transmitter.

 

“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 Pocket Camera 4K
  • Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Ursa 4K
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K
  • Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro
  • Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast
  • 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 a7 III
  • Sony a7S
  • Sony a7S II
  • Sony a7R II
  • Sony a7R III
  • Sony F35
  • Sony F3
  • Sony F5
  • Sony F55
  • Sony F65
  • Sony PDW-700
  • Sony PDW-850
  • Sony PMW-500
  • Sony PXW-X500
  • Sony FS100
  • Sony FS700
  • Sony FS5
  • Sony FS5 II
  • 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
  • Blackmagic Raw
  • 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