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Thread: Best video file format for future compatibility

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    Hi all, going to get back into editing after taking a break for a couple of years. I want to capture / edit both my current HD footage as well as converting some of my old VHS analog tapes to the digital era. So thinking ahead, what HD file format (and non HD) is the best to save the final edited versions for future playback on computers. I no longer am interested in burning videos to DVD as I think the medium will have a similar fate as my old VHS stuff. Previously I saved as bunch of stuff as .avi files.

    I will be using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11

    Thanks,
    Bryan


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    Seriously, any help would be appreciated. What are most using?

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    Mpeg2 or mpeg4 are good formats for playing on computer.

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    H264 is near enough universally accepted by most playback/editing software at the moment. The only case is if in 10 years time someone invents h2500 which is really amazing and will replace everything you might have to batch convert your files 5-10 years in the future to maintain compatibility.

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