Choose the Format that Fits You Best!
|File Extension||MOV||HD Video|
|File Type||Apple QuickTime Movie||High-Definition Video|
|Description||MOV was originally developed by Apple as a file format for its QuickTime movie player. The MOV format presented a lot of advantages that are quite usable to everyday use but the proprietary nature of the MOV format was a major hindrance.||High-definition video or HD video refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD) video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p).|
|Pros||A MOV file can store tracks of data, each either holding a digital media stream or referring to a stream in another file. You can thus edit files easily without having to rewrite the data after editing.||The HD is definitely more pleasant to look at and it has a higher sound quality; popular in filmmaking|
|Cons||larger file size compared to other regular video format||large file size|
|Help You Choose||Widely used; supported by both Mac and Windows platform; playable on many media player, available fore free||If your computer is anything more than a few years old, you might have an upgraded computer in order to play and edit HD video smoothly.|
|Programs that open MOV/HD Video files|