Supported Media File Formats

 
 
 

Tables in this topic:

Image Sequence

Format Extension Import Export Depth
Alias® .als yes yes 8 bits
ARRIRAW .ari yes 12 bits
NoteAlways presented as a clip, never as a sequence of RAW images.
Cineon® .cin yes yes 10 bits
DPX .dpx yes yes 8, 10, 12, 16 bits and ADX encoding.
Gateway .clip yes n/a
HDR .hdr yes 32 bits
JPEG .jpg yes yes 8 bits
OpenEXR .exr yes yes 8, 10, 12u, 12, 16 fp, or 32 fp bits
NoteExport is 16-bit only.
Pict (Macintosh®) .pict yes yes 8 bits
Pixar .picio yes yes 8 bits
Portable Network Graphics .png yes 8 or 16 bits
NoteSupports alpha.
Precomp .precomp yes 8, 10, 12u, 12, 16 fp, or 32 fp bits
SGI® .sgi yes yes 8 or 16 bits
Softimage® .pic yes yes 8 bits
TARGA® .tga yes yes 8 bits
Tdi/Maya® .iff yes 8 or 16 bits
Tiff .tif yes yes 8 or 16 bits
Wavefront® .rla yes yes 8 or 16 bits

QuickTime

Format Extension Import Export Depth
8-bit Packed YUV 4:2:2 .mov yes yes  
NoteLossy codec. Avoid using for intermediates. Blackmagic or AJA-Kona 8-bit compatible.
10-bit Packed YUV 4:2:2 .mov yes  
NoteLossy codec. Avoid using for intermediates. Blackmagic or AJA-Kona 10-bit compatible
Apple Animation .mov yes with alpha
Apple Graphics .mov yes  
Apple® Video .mov yes  
Cinepak .mov yes  
Component Y’CbCr 8-bit 4:4:4 .mov yes 8-bit planar
Component Y’CbCrA 8-bit 4:4:4:4 .mov yes 8-bit planar
Component Y’CbCr 10-bit 4:4:4 .mov yes 10-bit packed
Component Y’CbCr 10-bit 4:2:2 .mov yes 10-bit packed
NoteBlackmagic or AJA-Kona compatible
Component Video .mov yes 8-bit packed
Note4:2:2 Blackmagic or AJA-Kona compatible
DV 25 NTSC .mov yes yes  
NoteNTSC & PAL

Although the specifications allow the DV format to be field 1 or 2, the industry standard is "bottom first". Thus, before exporting to Smoke, ensure that the clip is Field 2. Reformat, if necessary.

DVCPRO 50 .mov yes yes  
NoteNTSC & PAL
DVCPRO HD .mov yes yes  
DNxHD .mov yes yes 8 bits: 36, 145, 220 (and variants)

10 bits: 220x (and variants)

Note36, 145, 220, 220x @ export
H.264 .mov yes yes  
IMX .mov yes yes  
NoteIncludes support for IMX 30, 40, and 50.
MJPEG .mov yes yes  
NoteJPEG compatible
MPEG-1 .mov yes  
MPEG-4 .mov yes yes  
MSMpeg 4v3 (DivX) .mov yes  
PhotoJPEG .mov yes  
NoteRT PhotoJPEG compatible
PNG .mov yes yes without alpha
PNGA .mov yes yes with alpha
ProRes 4444 .mov yes yes 12-bit
 
ProRes 422 (HQ) .mov yes yes 10-bit
 
ProRes 422 .mov yes yes 10-bit
 
ProRes 422 (LT) .mov yes yes 10-bit
 
ProRes 422 (Proxy) .mov yes yes 10-bit
 
Quicktime Planar RGB .mov yes  
RGB Uncompressed .mov yes yes without alpha
RGBA Uncompressed .mov yes yes with alpha
TGA .mov yes  
NoteTARGA

MXF

Format Extension Import Export Depth
AVC-Intra 50 .mxf yes yes  
NotePanasonic P2
AVC-Intra 100 .mxf yes yes  
NotePanasonic P2
DNxHD .mxf yes yes  
Note36, 60, 75, 90, 90x, 110, 110x, 115, 145, 175, 175x, 185, 185x, 220, 220x
DV 25 .mxf yes  
NotePanasonic P2
DVCPRO .mxf yes yes  
NotePanasonic P2
DVCPRO 50 .mxf yes yes  
NotePanasonic P2 (PAL & NTSC)
DVCPRO HD .mxf yes yes  
NotePanasonic P2. Available in 1080p@25/50, 1080p@24/30/60, 720p@25/50, and 720p@24/30/60.
F65RAW .mxf yes  
NoteSony F65
XDCAM MPEG-2 IMX .mxf yes  
Note30, 40, and 50
XDCAM HD MPEG-2 long-GOP .mxf yes yes  
NoteImport: 4:2:0 and 4:2:2. Export: 4:2:2.
Note Smoke exports MXF as OP-1a files (including the timecode) encoded with audio encoded as PCM, 16-Bit or 24-Bit.

MPEG 4

Format Extension Import Export Depth
H.264 .mp4 yes  
XDCAM EX .mp4 yes  
NoteMPEG-2 long-GOP

Other Streaming Codecs

Format Extension Import Export Depth
AVC HD .mts or .m2ts yes  
NoteAudio encoded as Linear PCM
RED .r3d yes RAW
NoteREDCode 2 and 3

Audio File Formats

Format Extension Import Export Depth
AIFF .aiff yes yes 16 or 24
AIFF-C .aifc yes yes 16, 24, 32 (float)
Audio Visual Research .avr yes yes 16
Berkeley/IRCAM/CARL Sound (BISCF) .bsf yes yes 16
MP3 .mp3 yes yes 16
Nextsnd .au yes yes 16, 24, 32 (float)
WAVE .wav yes   16, 24, 32 (float)
WAVE - Broadcast .wav yes yes 16, 24, 32 (float)
NoteFiles of any sample rate can be imported, but they are all resampled to 48 kHz.