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Guide to NewTek Recording Formats

July 02, 2018 by Kane Peterson

Production pipelines typically use a range of tools, and need to regularly move content between those tools. Here is a guide to the NewTek recording formats, and the support for each format in several popular production tools.

TriCaster® TC1 and IP Series VMC1 Build 6-0-180327            
Recording Format QuickTime Recording Specs Adobe Premiere v12.1 Win/OSX Media Composer v2018.4 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 OSX Apple Final Cut Pro X v10.4.1 VLC Player v3.01 Win/OSX
               
2160p59.94 SpeedHQ (SHQ0) No Yes/Link No No No Yes
2160p29.97 SpeedHQ (SHQ0) No Yes/Link No No No Yes
1080p59.94 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Import Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p29.97 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p23.98 XDCAM (xd5d) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i59.94 XDCAM (xd5b) Yes Yes/Link Yes No No Yes
720p59.94 XDCAM (xd59) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p23.98 XDCAM (xd54) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
480i59.94 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes No No
               
2160p50 SpeedHQ (SHQ0) No Yes/Link No No No Yes
2160p25 SpeedHQ (SHQ0) No Yes/Link No No No Yes
1080p50 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Import Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p25 XDCAM (xd5e) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i50 XDCAM (xd5c) Yes Yes/Link Yes No No Yes
720p50 XDCAM (xd5a) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
576i50 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes No No

Testing notes:

  • Adobe Premiere v12.1.0 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recording into ProRes 422 format.

  • Avid Media Composer v2018.4 running on Windows 10 64-bit. Install Apple QuickTime, NewTek codec pack and the XDCAM AMA drivers for full compatibility.

  • DaVinci Resolve v14.3 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recording into ProRes 422 format.

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 with Pro Video Formats 2.0.6 running on OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recordings into ProRes 422 format.

  • VLC Player v3.01 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recordings into ProRes 422 format.

TriCaster AE2 Build 5-1-180323            
Recording Format QuickTime Recording Specs Adobe Premiere v12.1 Win/OSX Media Composer v2018.4 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 OSX Apple Final Cut Pro X v10.4.1 VLC Player v3.01 Win/OSX
               
1080p29.97 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p23.98 XDCAM (xd5d) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i59.94 XDCAM (xd5b) Yes Yes/Link Yes No No Yes
720p59.94 XDCAM (xd59) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p29.97 XDCAM (xd51) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
720p23.98 XDCAM (xd54) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
480i59.94 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes No No
               
1080p25 XDCAM (xd5e) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i50 XDCAM (xd5c) Yes Yes/Link Yes No No Yes
720p50 XDCAM (xd5a) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p25 XDCAM (xd55) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
576i50 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes No No

Testing notes:

  • Adobe Premiere v12.1.0 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recording into ProRes 422 format.

  • Avid Media Composer v2018.4 running on Windows 10 64-bit. Install Apple QuickTime, NewTek codec pack and the XDCAM AMA drivers for full compatibility.

  • DaVinci Resolve v14.3 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recording into ProRes 422 format.

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 with Pro Video Formats 2.0.6 running on OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recordings into ProRes 422 format.

  • VLC Player v3.01 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recordings into ProRes 422 format.

TriCaster Standard Edition Build 2-6-180122            
Recording Format QuickTime Recording Specs Adobe Premiere v12.1 Win/OSX Media Composer v2018.4 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 OSX Apple Final Cut Pro X v10.4.1 VLC Player v3.01 Win/OSX
               
1080p29.97 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p23.98 XDCAM (xd5d) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i59.94 XDCAM (xd5b) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p59.94 XDCAM (xd59) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p29.97 XDCAM (xd51) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
720p23.98 XDCAM (xd54) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
480i59.94 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes No
               
1080p25 XDCAM (xd5e) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i50 XDCAM (xd5c) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p50 XDCAM (xd5a) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p25 XDCAM (xd55) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
576i50 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes No

Testing notes:

  • Adobe Premiere v12.1.0 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use MPEG-2 422 recording to get compatible media.

  • Avid Media Composer v2018.4 running on Windows 10 64-bit. Install Apple QuickTime, NewTek codec pack and the XDCAM AMA drivers for full compatibility.

  • DaVinci Resolve v14.3 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recording into ProRes 422 format.

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 with Pro Video Formats 2.0.6 running on OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use the TriCaster Export tool to convert recordings into ProRes 422 format.

  • VLC Player v3.01 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4. For any video formats not supported, use MPEG-2 422 or AVI recording to get compatible media.

NewTek IsoCorder Build 1-0-180525            
Recording Format QuickTime Recording Specs Adobe Premiere v12.1 Win/OSX Media Composer v2018.4 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 Win DaVinci Resolve v14.3 OSX Apple Final Cut Pro X v10.4.2 VLC Player v3.01 Win/OSX
               
2160p59.94 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
2160p29.97 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p59.94 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Import Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p29.97 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p23.98 XDCAM (xd5d) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i59.94 XDCAM (xd5b) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p59.94 XDCAM (xd59) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p23.98 XDCAM (xd54) No Yes/Link No No Yes Yes
480i59.94 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes No
               
2160p50 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
2160p25 XDCAM (xd5e) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p50 XDCAM (xd5f) Yes Yes/Import Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p25 XDCAM (xd5e) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080i50 XDCAM (xd5c) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
720p50 XDCAM (xd5a) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes Yes
576i50 MPEG-2 (m2v1) Yes Yes/Link Yes Yes Yes No

Testing notes:

  • Adobe Premiere v12.1.0 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4.

  • Avid Media Composer v2018.4 running on Windows 10 64-bit. Install Apple QuickTime, NewTek codec pack and the XDCAM AMA drivers for full compatibility.

  • DaVinci Resolve v14.3 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4.

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.2 with Pro Video Formats 2.0.6 running on OSX 10.13.4.

  • VLC Player v3.01 running on Windows 10 64-bit and OSX 10.13.4.

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