Video and File Formats

Motion allows you to create projects that integrate many media types using a wide variety of formats. Whether you’re using one of the Motion project presets or creating your own, it’s important to be aware of what distinguishes one video format from another. This appendix details the different characteristics of video formats and explains the different frame sizes, how interlacing works, the difference between square and nonsquare pixels, and which frame rates correspond to which video formats.