Linked Open Data for Digital Video Formats

Digital moving images consist of bitmap digital images or “frames” displayed in rapid succession at a constant rate, giving the appearance of movement. Digital Video is an electronic representation of moving images in the form of encoded digital data. The information is made up of a sequence of data rather than as a continuous signal. Digital video is defined as a video stream that has been created as, or converted into, digital form encoded as numerical samples in continuous sequence.

The significant properties of digital video records are documented in a Digital Video Preservation Plan, which can be used as test criteria for tools and processes used in format transformations.

NARA makes its Linked Open Data available in the Resource Description Framework Terse RDF Triple Language, or RDF Turtle (.ttl files). These files can be opened in any text editor. The Digital Preservation Framework as Linked Open Data includes the same elements as are available in the version of the Preservation Plans on GitHub.

These Plans are not exhaustive nor universally applicable proposed actions and recommended or endorsed tools: these represent file formats and variant versions in NARA holdings, the current NARA risk assessment, processing capabilities, and tools in use at NARA.


Format Name Digital Preservation Framework Category/Categories NARA Format ID NARA Linked Open Data TTL
Adobe Premiere Pro Project Digital Video NF00818
Advanced Systems Format unspecified version Digital Video|Digital Audio NF00109
Apple Final Cut Pro Project Digital Video NF00819
Apple Video file Digital Video NF00780
Audio Video Interleave Format (AVI) Digital Video NF00117
Beyond TV Transport Stream Digital Video NF00820
Macromedia Flash 5 Digital Video|Software and Code|Web Records NF00580
Macromedia Flash 6 Digital Video|Software and Code|Web Records NF00242
Macromedia Flash 7 Digital Video|Software and Code|Web Records NF00243
Macromedia Flash project Digital Video|Software and Code NF00727
Macromedia Flash unspecified version Digital Video|Software and Code|Web Records NF00655
Macromedia Flash Video Digital Video NF00193
Material Exchange Format Digital Video NF00245
MPEG-1 Program Stream Digital Video NF00336
MPEG-2 Program Stream Digital Video NF00778
MPEG-2 Video Digital Video NF00337
MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (H.264) Digital Video NF00595
MPEG-4 Media File Digital Video NF00339
QuickTime File Format (MOV) Digital Video NF00393
RealMedia Digital Audio|Digital Video NF00396
RealMedia metafile Digital Audio|Digital Video NF00397
Sonic Scenarist Closed Caption Format Digital Video NF00709
SubRip Video Subtitle Digital Video NF00723
Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange Digital Video NF00689
Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Digital Video NF00101
Video Object File Digital Video NF00437
Windows Media Video 9 (VC-1) Digital Video NF00447
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile (WVC1) Digital Video NF00627
Windows Media Video unspecified version Digital Video NF00766