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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“What’s the dynamic range of the Red Epic?”

“Can Adobe Premiere work with DPX files?”

“How much Canon 5D footage can I fit on a 64GB card?”

“What formats support alpha channels?”

If you’ve ever asked one of these questions, this is the app for you. Search from over 40 cameras with a list that includes Arri, Canon, Red, Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic, and GoPro. Or browse by format, from common standards like ProRes and DNxHD to older ones like MPEG-IMX and Betacam.

 

Comprehensive information and compatibility

Dig deep into each camera and format, with a wealth of 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!

 

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

 

Full List of Supported Cameras

Arri Alexa Classic
Arri Alexa XT/XR
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
Canon 5D Mk. II
Canon 5D Mk. III
Canon 6D
Canon 7D
Canon T4i/T5i
Canon 1DC
Canon C100
Canon C100 Mk. II
Canon C300
Canon C300 Mk. II
Canon C500
Canon XF100/105
Canon XF200/205
Canon XF300/305
GoPro Hero 3 Black
GoPro Hero 4 Black
Panasonic AF100
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic Varicam 35
Phantom Flex
Phantom Flex 4K
Phantom Miro 320
Red One
Red Epic (MX)
Red Scarlet (MX)
Red Scarlet (Dragon)
Red Epic (Dragon)
Red Weapon (6K)
Red Scarlet-W
Red Raven
Sony a7S
Sony a7S II
Sony a7R II
Sony F3
Sony F5
Sony F55
Sony F65
Sony PDW-850
Sony FS100
Sony FS700
Sony FS5
Sony FS7
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
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
XDCAM HD / HD422
XDCAM EX
TIFF Sequence
Uncompressed