Supported File Types

Almost all file types are supported by iconik for storage and retrieval. Certain media file-types have particular support for transcoding, metadata extraction and previewing from within iconik. A guide to what is supported is listed below.

To support creating previews of filetypes that we don't natively support it's possible to integrate with third-party transcoders, or using our watchfolder transcoder support with the iconik Storage Gateway.

It is important to note that we have tested the formats below but due to differences in Transcoder and Codec implementation that it's possible for certain media types to potentially have problems. Please test your media in iconik

If you are using iconik Storage Gateway or iconik Edge Transcoder it's important to keep it up-to date to get the latest file types supported.

Video Files

We try and create previews and extract metadata for all video types. Here is an example of container types and codecs:

Video Wrappers/Containers

Extension Name Notes
AVI Audio Video Interleave Please check the codec support list below for the codecs
MKV Matroska
MPEG / M2V / MPG / TS Motion Picture Expert Group
MP4 / M4V MPEG-4 Part 14
MOV / QT Apple Quicktime Please check codec support
MXF Material eXchange Format DV-DIF OP1a, MPEG-2 OP1a
WebM VP9, and Opus Audio
  • RED (needs special configuration)

Use external transcoders, as explained in the text above, for: MXF, DV-DIF, OP1a, RED, GXF, BRAW & CRM

Video Codec Support

ShortName Name Notes
Animation QuickTime Animation / Quicktime RLE
AVC-Intra MXF wrapped AVC-Intra 100
Cineform GoPro Cineform 12bit RGB and 10bit YUV
DNxHR Avid DNxHR HQ, HQX, LB, SQ, 444
DV Digital Video DV25, DV50, DVCAM
DVCPPRO HD Digital Video
H.264 MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC)
HEVC / H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding / MPEG-H Part 2
MPEG-2 Motion Picture Expert Group (H.222/H.262) i-Frame, LGOP, D10, XDCAM-EX, XDCAM-HD422, XD-CAM-EX
ProRes Apple ProRes 422, 422 HQ, 422 Proxy, 4444
AV1 AOMedia Video 1
  • Apple ProRes supported through 3rd-party transcoders

If you have a specific codec and format that you need to support for your production, please upload a test file to check support

Audio Files

Extension Name Notes
3g2 3GPP2 file format
aac Advanced Audio Coding AAC LC 44.1 Khz
aif / aiff / aifc Audio Interchange File Format
ape Monkey Audio
au Sun Microsystem audio format
flac Free Lossless Audio Codec 16bit, 24bit
m4a MPEG-4 Part 14 Apple Lossless codec
m4b MPEG-4 Part 14 Apple Audio Book codec
mp2 MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
mp3 MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III)
mp4 MPEG-4 wrapper audio only AAC Codec and AAC VBR
ogg OGG Vorbis Xiph codec, 16bit, 24bit, 32bit, 44.1Khz, 88.2Khz, 96Khz, 192Khz
wav Windows Audio File Format 16bit, 24bit and 32bit

Please note that due to the amount of different configurations of channels, sample rates, bit-depths, encodings and profiles that not all combinations might work. Please test iconik with the files that you want to support if they are not stereo 16bit, 44.1Khz

Known formats not supported: Sound Designer 2 and CAF (Core Audio Format).

Image Files

Extension Name Notes
AI Adobe Illustrator
AVIF AV1 Image File Format
BMP Bitmap 16bit, 24bit, 32bit
EPS Encapsulated PostScript
EXR / OpenEXR Deep raster format
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group Format
JPF JPEG 2000  
MPO Multi-Picture Format As one asset
PCX Personal Computer eXchange
PNG Portable Network Graphics
PSB Large Document Format
PSD Photoshop Document
TIFF / TIF Tagged Image File Format
WEBP WebP Google raster image format

Document Formats

These are document formats that have special support for viewing.

Extension Name Notes
pdf Portable Document Format

Project Files

Currently iconik stores information about Adobe Premiere Projects and the actual Project File itself.

Extension Name Notes
pproj Adobe Premiere Project File Format Can also be opened via the iconik Adobe Panel

Other project files can be uploaded, stored and downloaded

Captions / Subtitle Files

Extension Name Notes
srt SubRip Text
vtt Web Video Text Tracks
scc Scenarist Closed Captions

Other file types

All other digital files can be uploaded, stored, moved and downloaded from iconik.

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