Hi there, I have an edit coming up I need to prepare for, and I am apparently being given some video files in the .dif file format. After looking into it a little, it seems that these are DVPRO or DV file formats. All I have been told is that the files are DV-DIT, and they are .dif.
I was hoping someone could give a programme that will convert these files - will MPEG Streamclip, Adobe Media Encoder, or Toast deal with the files? Or do I need a specific programme?
"Interface format for DV, the Digital Video family of related video encodings (DV, DVCAM, and DVCPRO). A frame of data in the DV format stream is divided into several DIF sequences, each of which is composed of an integral number of 80-byte DIF blocks. DIF blocks are the basic units of DV streams, and each block contains a 3-byte ID header that specifies the block type and its position in the DIF sequence. There are five types of DIF blocks: DIF sequence header, Subcode, Video Auxiliary information (VAUX), Audio, and Video. DV-DIF blocks can be stored as files in raw form (.dv or .dif extension) or wrapped in such file formats as AVI, QuickTime, and MXF."
Everything I read about it says that Quicktime can open these files, as can...of all things...Microsoft Word and Excel