Supported Formats


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File Container Codecs  Edge Support Flow Support Remarks
MXF MXF OP1a

  • Sony XDCAM (DV25, MPEG IMX codecs), XDCAM HD and XDCAM HD 422
    • also for Canon C300/C500 and XF series
  • Sony XAVC (incl. XAVC Intra and XAVC-L codecs)
  • ARRI Alexa MXF (DNxHD codec)
  • AS-11 MXF (MPEG IMX/D10, AVC-I codecs)
 check check Only spanned clips supported for XF card structures.
 MXF OP-atom

  • P2 (DV codec) and P2 HD (DVCPro HD, AVC-I 50 and AVC-I 100 codecs)
 check  missing No spanned clips supported at the moment.
 MXF  Sony RAW

  • for Sony F65, PMW-F55, PMW-F5 and NEX-FS700
check  missing Due to the heavy data rates involved in processing these files, a properly provisioned system is required, featuring fast storage (SSD or RAIDed spinning disks) and a recent GPU (with at least 4GB of memory)
 R3D
  • R3D clips from all Red Digital Cinema cameras (incl. RED One and RED Epic)
check  check (*)  (*) Flow ingest of R3D clips only supports single-file clips. Full RED magazine and spanned clips ingest is supported through Edge.
 ARRI
  • ARRI Alexa RAW (incl. Open Gate sensor RAW imagery).
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  • Due to the heavy data rates involved in processing these files, a properly provisioned system is required, featuring fast storage (SSD or RAIDed spinning disks) and a recent GPU (with at least 4GB of memory)
  • Currently, only the Alexa line of cameras (Alexa, Alexa SXT and Alexa Mini) is supported, not the Alexa 65.
Quicktime  With video in following formats:

  • ProRes
  • DNxHD
  • DV
  • Apple Video
  • Apple M-JPEG
  • Quicktime Animation
  • Quicktime Graphics
  • Sorensen video

and audio in following formats:

  • PCM
  • AAC
  • alaw/µlaw
  • MP3
  • ALAC
check check Currently, ProRes XQ is not supported yet, but will be in Q1 2016.
 MP4  All MP4 with H.264 and AAC or MP3/MP2 audio.This includes support for the following types of cameras:

  • GoPro HD and 4K
  • XDCAM EX
  • XAVC S
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MPEG TS/PS variants
  •  AVCHD
  • DVD VOB
  • MPG (MPEG-1 video and audio)
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 Legacy Formats
  •  AVI (incl., MJPEG, XViD, DivX, Cinepak and uncompressed codecs)
  • Support for Starlight low-light cameras
  • WMV (with Windows Media Video 7, 8, 9 codecs for video and Windows Media Audio 1, 2, 9 Pro and Lossless codecs for audio)
  • DV (SD DV-based bitstreams without container, but including uncompressed audio)
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 Web Formats
  • WebM (with VP8 and VP9 video and Vorbis and Opus audio)
  • Ogg (with Theora video and Vorbis audio)
  • Flash FLV (with Sorenson Spark, VP6, H.264 video and MP3, ADPCM, Nellymoser, Speex and AAC audio)
  • MKV (with a variety of codecs, incl., H.264, XViD video and uncompressed WAVE, MP3, FLAC, AAC and AC-3 audio)
  • ASF (with WMV video and WMA audio, cf. WMV format)
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 Image Sequences and time lapses  Sequences of JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs. check  missing (*)
  • No timecode is imported when interpreting time lapse sequences
  • In order to be imported as a sequence, a consistent supported file pattern needs to be present in all image file names.
  • Currently, image sequences are imported with a default frame rate of 25 FPS.

(*) Still image formats can be ingested by Flow directly, but as individual images and not as image sequences.

 Audio Formats
  •  WAVE and BWF (support for both poly and mono-wave BWF files)
  • Timecode and metadata are read from BWF audio files.
  • AIFF
  • MP2/MP3 streams
  • MP4 (with AAC, MP3, PCM and ALAC audio)
  • FLAC
check check (*) (*) Poly-wave BWF files are not interpreted as related when ingested directly into Flow using web-based uploads, Edge should be used to support this use case.