The animations and videos can be downloaded in different sizes and qualities:
|Format||Dimensions SD [pixels] (4:3)||Dimensions HD
|Field/Frame Rate [fps]||File type||Encoded today||Directory||Other info|
||Small Flash||320 x 240||320 x 180||25||.flv||small_flash||Flash 8 encoded, low quality small preview file.|
|Small QT||320 x 240||320 x 180||25||.mov||small_qt||QuickTime H.264. Fast start.|
||Video Podcast||640 x 480||640 x 360||SD:25, HD:50||.m4v||*||medium_podcast||QuickTime H.264 encoded. It can be watched with any hardware, Apple iPod included, or in any program that reads files in .m4v format.|
|Medium MPEG-1||640 x 480||640 x 360||25||.mpeg||*||medium_mpg1||MPEG-1 encoded, good quality, medium file for download (suitable for PowerPoint).|
|Medium Flash||640 x 480||640 x 360||25||.flv||*||medium_flash||Flash 8 encoded|
||Large QT||768 x 576||720 x 405||25||.mov||*||large_qt||QuickTime, H.264. Fast start.|
|Broadcast SD||768 x 576, 4:3 interlaced||720 x 576, 16:9 Anamorphic (plays full screen on a 16:9 display||25||.mxf, .avi||*||broadcast_sd||MXF-HD source, DV Type 2 SD-Source|
|HD||HD & Apple TV Preview||N/A||1280 x 720||25||.m4v||*||hd_and_apple||MPEG4 H.264. Suitable for Apple TV. Fast start, .m4v|
|Full HD Preview 1080p||N/A||1920 x 1080||25||.mp4||*||hd_1080p25_screen||MPEG 4 h264|
|Full HD Broadcast 1080p legacy||N/A||1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080||25||.mxf||MXF(XDCAM) 1920x1080i This file format is for broadcasters and the files can be imported by non-linear editing systems and edited.|
|Full HD Broadcast 1080p||N/A||1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080||25||.avi||*||hd_1080p25_broadcast||Grass Valley HQX codec in an AVI wrappe. This file format is for broadcasters and the files can be imported by non-linear editing systems and edited.|
|Ultra HD||4K Ultra HD Preview H.264||N/A||3840 x 2160||25||.mp4||*||ultra_hd||MPEG4 H.264|
|4K Ultra HD Preview H.265||N/A||3840 x 2160||25||.mkv||*||ultra_hd_h265||MPEG4 H.265, high quality (only offered in special cases, playable in latest DivX player)|
|4K Ultra HD Broadcast||N/A||3840 x 2160||25||.avi||*||ultra_hd_broadcast||Grass Valley HQX codec in an AVI wrapper|
|Dome||Fulldome Master||N/A||4096 x 4096 (sometimes 3600 x 3600)||30 (sometimes 25)||.jpgs. Zipped with Winzip.||*||dome_master||For planetarium use only (lightly compressed single frames), Produced with with a 180 degrees fish-eye camera, or a standard 5 camera rig stitched together to a dome master. The dome masters can be downloaded and sliced into the configuration that suits the individual planetarium.|
|Fulldome Preview||N/A||1024 x 1024||30||.mp4||*||dome_preview||MPEG4 H.264|
On these pages you find overviews of some of Hubble video clips produced by the ESA/HUbble.
The animations can be downloaded in different sizes and qualities.
Everything is free for you to use as long as you follow the simple rules in our Copyright info.
Below you can compare the relation between the different provided video formats. The "4K" (i.e. "Ultra HD"), is equivalent to a horizontal resolution on the order of 4000 pixels.