Video Formats

The animations and videos can be downloaded in different sizes and qualities:

Format Dimensions SD [pixels] (4:3) Dimensions HD
[pixels] (16:9)
Field/Frame Rate [fps] File type Other info
Small

Small Flash 320 x 240 320 x 180 25 .flv Flash 8 encoded, low quality small preview file.
Small QT 320 x 240 320 x 180 25 .mov QuickTime H.264. Fast start.
Medium

Video Podcast 640 x 480 640 x 360 SD:25, HD:50 .m4v QuickTime H.264 encoded. It can be watched with any hardware, Apple iPod included, or in any program that reads files in .m4v format.
Medium MPEG-1 640 x 480 640 x 360 25 .mpeg MPEG-1 encoded, good quality, medium file for download (suitable for PowerPoint).
Medium Flash 640 x 480 640 x 360 25 .flv Flash 8 encoded
Large

Large QT 768 x 576 720 x 405 25 .mov QuickTime, H.264. Fast start.
Broadcast SD 768 x 576, 4:3 interlaced 720 x 576, 16:9 Anamorphic (plays full screen on a 16:9 display 25 .mxf, .avi MXF-HD source, DV Type 2 SD-Source
HD HD & Apple TV N/A 1280 x 720 25 .m4v MPEG4 H.264. Suitable for Apple TV. Fast start, .m4v
HD Broadcast 720p/50 N/A 1280 x 720 50 .mxf MXF(XDCAM) encoded, high quality, massive file for broadcasters.
Full HD 1080p N/A 1920 x 1080 25 .mp4 MPEG4 H.264
Ultra HD 4K Ultra HD H.264 N/A 3840 x 2160 25 .mp4 MPEG4 H.264
4K Ultra HD H.265 N/A 3840 x 2160 25 .mkv MPEG4 H.265, high quality (only offered in special cases, playable in latest DivX player)
4K Ultra HD Broadcast N/A 3840 x 2160 25 .avi  Grass Valley HQX codec in an AVI wrapper 
Fulldome Fulldome Master N/A 4096 x 4096 30 .avi Grass Valley HQX codec in an AVI wrapper
  Fulldome Preview N/A 1024 x 1024 30 .mp4 MPEG4 H.264