.SIV File Extension

A .SIV file is a Silicon Imaging Video File, created by Silicon Imaging.

Open with Adobe SpeedGrade (Discontinued). Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .SIV file?

The file extension .SIV stands for a Silicon Imaging Video File. This type of file is an uncompressed video file that is produced by a Silicon Imaging digital camera. The video stored in this file is in a raw, 12-bit uncompressed format, which means it has not been processed or compressed, preserving the original quality of the footage.

Since the .SIV files are in a raw format, they are usually very large in size and need to be converted into a more manageable format before they can be used for video editing and production. Typically, these files are converted into a sequence of frames, such as a collection of .DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) files or .DNG (Digital Negative) files. This conversion makes it easier to handle and edit the video footage.

However, it's important to note that the primary software that was used to open and work with .SIV files, Adobe SpeedGrade, has been discontinued. Adobe SpeedGrade was a color grading application that allowed users to refine color and lighting in video files. Since it is no longer available, users of .SIV files might need to look for alternative software solutions or workflows to work with these files, possibly involving other video editing or color grading software that can handle raw video formats.


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