Posted by Tom Guilmette on November 18, 2012
"There are a bunch of formats in television/digital cinema and not too many places that post video clips straight off the memory card for NLE testing. This blog contains some of todays popular formats and a link that will allow you to download ten second clips of a swimming goldfish.
I posted this page because a client asked me for a few video files that could be used as a test on their editing system. I decided instead of posting these files privately, I would post them to my website so that others could benefit from using them.
The formats I posted below are from a Red One MX, Sony PDW-F800 & PMW-F3, Canon 5dmk2 & mk3, GoPro Hero2 and Fastec TS3.
The camera clips that are native (straight off the card) in this test are the Red .R3D, Canon and GoPro files. The XDCAM files from the F800 and F3 were ingested using Sony’s free XDCAM Browser software and imported into Final Cut Pro as .MOV. The reason I chose to do this is simple. This will be my backup protocol and the way I deliver them to the editor. You will need Red Cine X to play with the .R3D files. You can get it free from here.
Feel free to download and use these files for test purposes:"