MOV is a MPEG-4 digital video container format used on Apple’s QuickTime Player. It was developed in 1998 by Apple as the proprietary video format for Macintosh. On top of video data, MOV format can also store audio and text data, such as subtitles. It can open easily on both Macs and PCs, although Windows require 3vix codec.
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MXF (Materia Exchange Format) is an audiovisual container format developed by SMPTE. It contains full metadata and timecode support and is considered as the future standard for audio and video applications. Theoretically, MXF can streamline data between different platforms, like servers and digital cameras.
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