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file format

The structure of a computer file. There are hundreds of different formats for data (databases, text, images, video, etc.). Software files are in the format of the hardware they run in (x86, POWER, ARM, etc.) and the operating system it runs under (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.). Each format defines how the sequence of bits and bytes are laid out, with the text file being the simplest (see ASCII file). See native format, foreign format, graphics formats, record layout, codec examples and extension.
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The .3D WorkSpace capability, introduced with SpinFire Professional 2004, has proven itself to greatly increase the value of the .3D file format beyond the initial value of access to native CAD data by allowing the creation of a data pack of design information containing multiple different document formats.
While the time-to-restore penalty imposed by tape-based backup and other linear secondary storage systems is well known, the full file format functionality is an even more important differentiator in establishing the ability of a backup system to enable users to quickly and easily reacquire data instead of the protracted downtime imposed by traditional data restoration processes.
The exclusive NEF raw image file format enables reading and adjusting of these files.
He went on to claim that the efforts had "obviously succeeded," as Avid partnered with Microsoft for the introduction of its AAF multimedia authoring file format. Avid refused to comment on the accusations at the time, pointing out that the company had "strategic agreements" with both companies.
Also, ERI File Format Module, a software package, supports Kodak DCS cameras and backs, making possible the use of DCS Custom Look Software ICC profiles for specialized color and black-and-white/sepia rendering.
One example of an exciting emerging technology is the FlashPix image file format, developed by a consortium of high-tech companies including Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Live Picture, Inc., and Microsoft (Donovan, 1998).
The major development in this release is support for DWF file format. This is one of major releases where Aspose team has included new features in API.
Lockheed's biggest challenge will be to design a system that can evolve with file format changes and digital storage methods, he said.
PITTSBURGH -- Electronic component manufacturers and their customers can now easily share design models between different thermal simulation toolsets thanks to the new open neutral file format developed by Ansys.
* Add support for new file format: ERF, AAC, M4A, PST, EMLX, Pages, Numbers, Keynote
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