File Extension

DV File Format

Digital video (MIME)

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DV is a file extension for a digital video file format used by some home and professional camcorders. DV files use intraframe compression to simplify editing. The DV specification also defines the tape format equivalent MiniDV and the connection standard FireWire for upload to editing systems.

MIME type: video/x-dv

 

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This was last updated in August 2010
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