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I need to know the name of the codec? They have the file extension of .mov but i need to know what codec that is.

What is the video codec name of videos made through the Canon 600d DSLR?

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Have you tried using MediaInfo to analyse it? – benshepherd Feb 24 '14 at 12:29
Anyway, my 60D seems to make QuickTime/MPEG-4/Motion JPEG 2000 videos. The 600D surely makes the same video format. – Frank Feb 24 '14 at 13:32
the 5D MK II records h.264 - as does the 5D MK III or 700D, see here:… and here:… Sepcification -> file type – DetlevCM Feb 24 '14 at 15:12
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All Canon DSLRs, including 600D use the same video codec:

  • Codec: MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC / H.264
  • Profile: Baseline
  • Level: 5.0
  • Bitrate mode: CBR ± 40 Mbit/s maximum average
  • PAL: 1080p25, 1080p24, 720p50, 480p50
  • NTSC: 1080p30, 1080p24, 720p60, 480p60
  • Colorspace: 8-bit YUV 4:2:0 Rec. 709

Many of the higher-end models have an additional All-I mode:

  • Profile: High (without CABAC)
  • Level: 5.1
  • Bitrate mode: VBR ± 100 Mbit/s maximum average
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It isn't low end DSLRs it is all DSLRs - whether you buy a 700D or a 5D MK III/1D X. THe cnema 1D may be an exception and video cameras aren't DSLRs. – DetlevCM Feb 25 '14 at 7:13
You are right, I'll correct that – Duvrai Feb 25 '14 at 8:10

I can just copy my answer from the comment:

Canon SLRs encode video using h.264 - use of Magic Lantern will give you control over the bitrate which is not available by default. The standard Canon codec is available on any spec sheet for Canon cameras - such as the 700D or 5D MK III (my 5D MK II also uses h.264)

Go to Specifications -> file type for the codec information.

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Source 2:

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