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About the iFrame video format

iFrame is a computer-friendly video format designed by Apple to optimize the process of working with video recorded with your camera or camcorder.

Setting a camera or camcorder to record in the iFrame format will result in optimized performance in iMovie ’09, iMovie ’11, and Final Cut Pro 7 or later. With iFrame, content is kept in its native recorded format, so importing and editing video is fast, and file sizes are small. iFrame is based on industry standards, such as H.264, AAC, MP4, and QuickTime, so it can be used with compatible Mac, iOS, and PC applications.

iFrame supports resolutions up to 720p and is available on devices from manufacturers such as Canon, JVC, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sanyo. You can also capture video in the iFrame format on iOS devices with apps such as iMovie.

To set a camera or camcorder to record in the iFrame format:

  1. Select the Video or Format settings from your device’s Recording menu.
  2. Select iFrame.

iFrame-compatible Cameras and Camcorders

Canon IXUS 1100 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 125 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 127 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 230 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 240 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 310 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 500 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXUS 510 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 1

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 220F

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 3

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 31S

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 32S

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 420F

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 51S

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon IXY 600F

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot A1300

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot A2300

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot A4050 IS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot A810

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot D20

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot ELPH 510

iFrame / H.264

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon Powershot G1 X

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Canon Powershot S100

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot S100 V

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot SX150IS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

Multi-Region

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

JVC GC-FM2

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

JVC GC-WP10

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX AW100

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX AW100S

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX L120

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX P310

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX P500

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX P510

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S100

iFrame / H.264

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj

iFrame / H.264

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S6200

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S6300

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S8200

iFrame / H.264

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S9100

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S9200

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Nikon COOLPIX S9300

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V10

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V10

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V100M

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V100M

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V11M

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V300M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V500

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V500

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V500M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V500M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V600M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V700

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V700

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V700M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-V700M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V707

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-V707M

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-X800

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-X800

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-X900

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-X900

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-X900M

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HC-X900M

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HC-X909

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-HS80

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-HS900

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-HS900

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD40

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-SD40

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD41

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD80

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-SD800

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-SD800

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD90

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-SD90

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD900

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD909

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SD99

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-SDX1

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-SDX1

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-TM25

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM40

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM40

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-TM41

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM45

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM80

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM80

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-TM85

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM90

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM90

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-TM900

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HDC-TM900

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-TM99

AVCHD / iFrame

HDD / Memory

PAL

Panasonic HDC-TMX1

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

PAL

Panasonic HM-TA1

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HM-TA2

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HM-TA20

AVCHD / iFrame

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-DC1

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-DC10

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-DC15

iFrame / MPEG-4

HDD / Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-DC2

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-WA10

iFrame / MPEG-4

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-WA2

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Panasonic HX-WA20

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Sanyo VPC-FH1A

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Sanyo VPC-HD2000A

iFrame / H.264

Memory

NTSC

Additional Information

Learn more about iMovie-compatible devices with iFrame support on iMovie '09: Camcorder Support, iMovie '11 Supported Cameras, Final Cut Pro 7.0.3: Supported cameras, and Final Cut Pro X Supported Cameras.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
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