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Supported File Formats - Codecs

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Supported file formats

The following list shows you which file formats/codecs are supported in Pixera


Image file formats
BMP
DDS Very High performance - if you are experiencing issues, try this format
DPX uncompressed, RGB 8 bit and 10 bit, YUV 4:2:2 8bit and 10bit, little endian
JPEG Low performance
PNG High performance
TGA uncompressed, RGB 8 bit, alpha channel supported
TIFF uncompressed (LZW supported), RGB 8 bit and 16 bit, alpha channel supported, little endian


Video file formats
AVI Use for AVI uncompressed only, RGBA supported
H.264 Low playback performance
H.265 Low playback performance
HAP High playback performance
HAP Alpha High playback performance 
HAP Q High playback performance
HAP R as of version 1.8.xx
NOTCH LC High playback performance
MPEG-2 Legacy 
PRORES 4:2:0/4:2:2/4:4:4/4:4:4:4 supported
VP9 High playback performance 


Image sequence file formats
DDS Very high playback performance, 1 bit alpha channel supported
DPX Uncompressed, RGB 8 bit and 10 bit, YUV 4:2:2 8 bit and 10 bit, little endian
JPEG Requires a lot of CPU power, not recommended
PNG Requires a powerful CPU, alpha channel supported
TGA Uncompressed, RGB 8 bit, alpha channel supported
TIFF Uncompressed (LZW not supported), RGB 8 bit and 16 bit, alpha channel supported, little endian
EXR 16 bit floating point format


Audio file formats
FLAC
MP3 Supported
OGG Ogg vorbis
WAV Supported
WMA


3D file formats
OBJ Use a separate material for each projectable surface
FBX Use a separate material for each projectable surface
GLTF Use a separate material for each projectable surface


This list is also available as download on our webpage - link to download



Playout capablity vs. image quality

The following diagram shows roughly with which file formats the best quality or the highest number of videos to be played simultaneously is possible.


Codec - Hardware utilization

The next chart should give a short overview which hardware is utilized by the codec. 

Please note that this is just a overview with no measured values - just experience shared.



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