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Private records[edit]

These are records we expect to transfer from recordkeeping systems in our first large donation of digital materials.

Mac Server[edit]

System/software Formats
Adobe Premiere Pro Video formats:
  • Advanced Authoring Format (.aaf)
  • Macromedia Flash Video (.afv)
  • Microsoft AVI and DV AVI (.avi)
  • Animated Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-1-VCD (.mpg, .m2v)
  • MPEG-2, MPEG-2-DVD, (.mpg, .m2v)
  • RealMedia (.rmvb)
  • QuickTime (video) (.mov)
  • Windows Media (.wmv)

Audio formats:

Still image formats:

Sequence formats:

  • Graphics Interchange Format sequence
  • Targa sequence
  • Tagged Image File Format sequence
  • Windows Bitmap sequence
Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
  • Encapsulated Postscript File Format (.eps)
  • JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg)
iPhoto Library

Windows SharePoint Server[edit]

System/software Formats
Microsoft Office
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Access
  • MS PowerPoint
Geographic Information System(s) Graphic export formats only: Portable Document Format (.pdf) and Portable Network Graphics (.png)
Sharepoint lists MS Excel (.xls) or XML
Issue Tracker (daily issue summaries from organizational functions) Export format(s)? Likely a Sharepoint list (.xls)
Sharepoint sites XML?

JetStor device for A/V Stores[edit]

System/software Formats
Quicktime Pro QuickTime (.mov)
Final Cut Pro QuickTime (.mov)
Media B-rolls XML readable by Adobe Premiere and Avid

Windows Server[edit]

Same as Mac Server and Sharepoint Server (mainly working copies of documents, except for A/V project management)


Outlying systems[edit]

All outlying systems data will be exported to Sharepoint lists or MS Excel spreadsheets.

Public Records from TRIM[edit]


  • Audio Video Interleave (AVI)
  • Bitmap (BMP)
  • MS Word (DOC)
  • MS Word Office Open XML with Macros Enabled(DOCM)
  • Microsoft Open Office XML (DOCX)
  • Plain text graph descriptions(DOT)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
  • Hypertext Markup Language(HTM and HTML)
  • Adobe InDesign Document (INDD)
  • JPEG, Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG)
  • Javascript Source Code (JS)
  • MS Access Database (MDB)
  • MS Project File (MPP)
  • MS Outlook (MSG)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • MS PowerPoint (PPT)
  • MS PowerPoint Office Open XML (PPTX)
  • Report (RPT)
  • Rich Text (RTF)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF or TIF)
  • TRIM Reference File (TR5)
  • Text(TXT)
  • Virtual Mailbox (VMBX - what TRIM converts emails to)
  • MS Visio Drawing (VSD)
  • Windows Media Video (WMV)
  • Word Perfect Document (WPD)
  • MS Windows Media Redirector (WVX)
  • MS Excel (XLS)
  • MS Excel Office Open XML (XLSX)
  • MS Excel Template (XLT)
  • Data Compression file (ZIP)
Format Also known as File extension(s)
[Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform] Adobe XMP .xmp
[Advanced Stream Redirector file] Microsoft ASX Playlist .asx
[Batch file]
  • MS-DOS batch file
  • MS-Windows batch file
[Microsoft Windows Bitmap Image file] .bmp
[Cascading Stylesheet] .css
[Comma Separated Values file] .csv
[Command Source Code] .cmd
[Document type definition] .dtd
[Encapsulated PostScript] .eps
[Extensible Markup Language] .xml
[Extensible Stylesheet Language] .xsl
[GNU zip file] GZIP file .gz
[Graphics Interchange Format] GIF .gif
[Hypertext Markup Language ]
  • .html
  • .htm
[Microsoft Icon file] .ico
[JavaScript file]
  • JavaScript programming files
  • JScript files
[Java archive file] .jar
[Joint Photographic Experts Group] JPEG .jpg
[Microsoft Excel Workbook]
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF)
[Microsoft Office Word] MS-WORD .doc
[Moving Picture Experts Group file] MPEG .mpg
[Perl script] .pl
[Portable Document Format] .pdf
[Portable Network Graphics] .png
[Python script file] .py
[Quicktime (video)]
  • MOV
  • QT
[Real Media Metafile] .ram
[Rich Text Format] .rtf
[Shockwave Flash file] .swf
[SQL code] .sql
[Tagged Image File Format] .tiff, .tif
[Windows Media Player file] .wmv
[Visual Basic Scripting file]
  • C Source Code
  • Microsoft Active Scripting language
  • VBScript
[ZIP file] Zip archive file .zip