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!

Feedback

Bug report? Feature request? Your favorite camera not on the list? Let us know! Click here to send feedback.

 

Full List of Supported Cameras

Apple iPhone 7
Arri Alexa Classic
Arri Alexa XT/XR
Arri Alexa SXT
Arri Alexa Mini
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 C300
Canon C300 Mk. II
Canon C500
Canon C700
Canon XF100/105
Canon XF200/205
Canon XF300/305
GoPro Hero 3 Black
GoPro Hero 4 Black
Panasonic AF100
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic GH5
Panasonic Varicam 35
Panasonic Varicam LT
Panasonic Varicam Pure
Panavision Millenium DXL
Phantom Flex
Phantom Flex 4K
Phantom Miro 320
Red One
Red Epic (MX)
Red Epic (Dragon)
Red Epic-W (Helium)
Red Scarlet (MX)
Red Scarlet (Dragon)
Red Scarlet-W
Red Weapon (6K)
Red Weapon (Helium)
Red Weapon (Dragon VV)
Red Raven
Sony a7S
Sony a7S II
Sony a7R II
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

Full List of Supported Formats

Animation
Apple “None”
iFrame
Apple Intermediate Codec
ProRes
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 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 Betacam
Dirac
DPX Sequence
DV/DVCPro
DVCAM
DVCPro HD
DVCPro50
GFCAM
HDV
H.264
H.265
JPEG 2000 Sequence
Motion JPEG
MPEG-IMX
OpenEXR Sequence
Panavision SSR
Panasonic V-Raw
Phantom Cine Raw
Photo JPEG
PNG Sequence
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