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What are DV files?

A digital video (DV) file is a file created by a digital camera and saved in a standard raw format. It is made up of Digital Interface Blocks (DIF), each 80 bytes in size.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the DV format?

The DV format is a multimedia standard in the current world of digital content. And it shows the following advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages:

  • The DV format records PCM audio without compression.
  • It has two possible audio configurations. One allows recording 2 channels of audio at 48 kHz and 16 bits, and the other possibility is 4 channels at 32 kHz and 12 bits.
  • The quality of the 2-channel, 48 kHz, 16-bit configuration is slightly higher than that of compact disc (CD).

Disadvantages:

  • Different programs may use DV files for different purposes, so you may have to try some of them in order to open your specific file.

DV Format FAQs

What is DV resolution?

DV is a compressed, but high quality video format that uses the standard 4:3 screen dimensions. Almost all digital camcorders and computer video editing packages use this format. DV uses 480 lines of vertical resolution, and most computer editing packages translate these signals into a 720 x 480 image.


What is DV output?

DV input/output is an IEEE1394 interface that allows you to send your digital video to another device, such as a computer for editing, or input digital video from another device for recording.


Which Programs open DV files?

Windows:

  • File Viewer Plus
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 5
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 16
  • Microsoft Windows Movie Maker
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • MPlayer

Mac:

  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • Apple iMovie 10
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Eltima Elmedia Player
  • Roxio Toast 15
  • Roxio Popcorn
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • MPlayer

Linux:

  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • MPlayer