• By Rabeea Tahir
  • Last updated: January 16, 2024
  • 2 minute read

Tackling Sheer Abundance of Video File Formats

Discover how VIDIZMO supports several video file formats and solves challenges for enterprises managing growing volumes of media and digital evidence.

In the age of digital technology, media and evidence can be captured in a multitude of ways and stored in various file formats. It can be overwhelming to sift through all these different formats and bring them together into a cohesive set of standardized files.

Let’s take an example; law enforcement agencies collect the sheer volume of digital evidence from multiple sources such as Body-Worn Cameras, Vehicle-Dashcams, and CCTVs. These sources generate different types of digital evidence, including 911 call recordings, documents, images, videos and audio recordings in various file formats. Consolidating and standardizing these disparate formats can seem like a daunting task, but it's essential for effective criminal investigation processes.

Adding to the complexity, each evidence or other digital files comes in numerous file formats. Digital cameras, for example, are available from a variety of manufacturers that, in turn, use a wide range of video file formats for storage.

Furthering the challenge are traditional cameras that still use proprietary video file formats, each requiring different players or even a specific player version for playback. Not just this, several law enforcement agencies continue to receive evidence from old recording devices with archaic video file formats that are no longer compatible with modern digital evidence management software.

Even though a great variety of modern-day camera manufacturers have standardized files to RAW format, legal investigators and other stakeholders continue to struggle with the commonly-used old or proprietary video file formats that cause a significant amount of hassle with evidence handling and processing for digital evidence management.  

How Does VIDIZMO Handle a Multitude of Video File Formats and Its Associated Challenges?

To counter all issues related to various media file formats, VIDIZMO is designed to be versatile enough to store and process files from virtually any source and in any number of video file formats – all while preserving the file’s integrity.

Compatibility With All Common File Formats for Video

VIDIZMO understands the importance of catering to the customers' diverse needs when it comes to video file formats. That's why it supports hundreds of different video file formats and is continuously adding more to the list of compatible formats. This ensures that users can upload and play their videos seamlessly, regardless of the format type.

Support for Proprietary Video File Formats

The system is also equipped to convert proprietary file format to open-standard format while keeping the original file intact – ensuring that no third-party programs are required for file processing.

Retention of Original Video File Format 

All media capture and file format conversion fully preserve the authenticity and integrity of the original evidence by retaining the file’s authenticity as well as the original video file formats before converting it to a set of standardized formats.

Agile Development of Compatibility With Additional File Formats for Video

VIDIZMO also specializes in the agile development of requested formats, accommodating greater file support for conversion from lesser-known formats. Instantaneous support can also be developed for unique or any additional common video file formats upon request.

Conclusion

VIDIZMO's Digital Evidence Management System is equipped to handle a multitude of video file formats, making it easier to utilize and process evidence provided to law enforcement agencies or other groups dealing with a large influx of digital evidence in various file formats. The system can efficiently manage a wide range of formats, so the users do not have to worry about compatibility issues or the hassle of converting files. With VIDIZMO, you can focus on the important task of managing and analyzing digital evidence without the added stress of dealing with different file types.

To know more about VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube and Digital Evidence Management Systems, contact our team today.

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Posted by Rabeea Tahir

Rabea Tahir is Technology Content Strategist at VIDIZMO which is a Gartner recognized enterprise video content management system, to stream live/on-demand media to both internal and external audiences, on-premise, Azure or AWS cloud. VIDIZMO solutions are used by enterprises, government, local, state government, healthcare, law enforcement agencies, justice, public safety, manufacturing, financial & banking industry.

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