Technical Information

Supported Input File Formats

 Video / Audio / Image File Formats
DescriptionExtensionsPlatforms
MPEG-4 and H.264 Video
GoPro, 360fly, Replay XD, Sony Action Cam, Contour, and many others
.MP4
.MOV
.M4V
.3GP
Windows + Mac
Windows 7: Larger than 1080p may require Apple's QuickTime Player to be installed
AVCHD within MPEG Transport Stream.MTS
.M2TS
Windows + Mac
Requires Windows 8 or macOS 10.12 "Sierra" or newer
QuickTime® Video.MOV
.QT
Windows + Mac
Windows: May require Apple's QuickTime Player to be installed
Windows Media Video.WMV
.ASF
Windows only
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
MPEG-1/2 are old formats and are not recommended for new video
.MPG
.MPEG
Mac only
Audio Video Interleave (AVI)
AVI is a very old and problematic format, and is not recommended for new video
.AVI Windows only
System must have compatible VfW codecs installed
 
360° Panoramic Video
Supports common 2:1 equirectangular format (used for YouTube, Facebook, and others)
Supports raw footage from 360fly and similar fisheye 360 degree cameras
See compatible video file formats above
Various
Typically .MP4 or .MOV
Windows + Mac
Windows 10 or macOS 10.10 "Yosemite" are required for certain capabilities
Windows 7: Video input may require Apple's QuickTime Player to be installed
 
MP3 Audio.MP3 Windows + Mac
MPEG-4 Audio.M4A Windows + Mac
Wave Audio.WAV Windows + Mac
Windows Media Audio.WMA
.ASF
Windows only
 
Common Image File Formats
JPEG, Bitmap, GIF, PNG
.JPG
.JPEG
.BMP
.GIF
.PNG
Windows + Mac
 Data File Formats
DescriptionExtensions
GPS Loggers - NMEA, GPX, TCX, and FIT Formats
Common GPS recording formats used by Garmin and many other products

Known Compatible Product List

Additional Information

.NMEA
.GPX
.TCX
.FIT
.TXT
.LOG
GPS-Enabled Cameras - NMEA Embedded in Video File
GPS data inside an MP4 or MOV file

Known Compatible Product List

Additional Information

.MP4
.MOV
Motorsports and Other Dataloggers - CSV and Text Formats
Many data acquisition systems and dataloggers

Known Compatible Product List

Additional Information

.CSV
.VBO
.TXT
.LOG

Compatibility and available data features will depend on the format, data,
and functionality provided by these other products, which may change at
any time and without notice.

Please also see the system requirements for information on supporting these media formats and codecs.
RaceRender may not be compatible with DRM-protected or other restricted-use media.

Windows Users: RaceRender's 64-bit option may have different media support than 32-bit. Please try the 32-bit version of RaceRender if encountering problems.


Output File Formats

NameExtensionPlatformsNotes
MPEG-4 H.264.MP4Windows + Mac Windows Version
May have limited quality on Windows 7
High Profile is supported on Windows 8 and newer
Up to 4K is supported on Windows 10
Supports Google 360 degree spherical metadata (for YouTube, Facebook, and others)

macOS Version
High Profile is supported on macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and newer
Up to 4K is supported on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite)
Supports Google 360 degree spherical metadata (for YouTube, Facebook, and others)
Windows Media Video.WMVWindows Only Uses Windows Media 9 codec
Up to 4K is supported
Audio Video Interleave (AVI).AVIWindows Only Up to 720x480 video, audio is PCM format, Xvid codec is recommended if using AVI
AVI is not recommended for normal use


System Requirements

Please note that processing larger than 1080p video (such as 4K) will naturally consume more system resources, take longer to render, and may require the latest operating system version for some capabilities. Whenever you double the video height and width resolution, it quadruples the number of pixels that need to be decoded, loaded into memory, processed, and finally re-encoded. Similarly, high video frame rates can greatly increase how often this needs to be performed. As a result, increased video resolutions and frame rates can have a large impact on performance and practical system requirements. See Chart

In other words, for the latest and greatest video resolutions and features, you may find that you want to be using a computer with the latest and greatest performance, or something close to that.



Windows Version
  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, or 10
    Windows 10 64-bit strongly recommended
    Must have an Intel or AMD CPU (x86 or x86-64 / x64)
    Windows RT, S, and Phone are not supported

  • Intel i5, i7, or Xeon E5 CPU recommended
    Intel i7 or better strongly recommended for video larger than 1080p (ie 2.5K, 4K, etc.), or when using multiple 1080p videos
    Actual requirements and performance will vary depending on use

  • 4 GB RAM or more recommended
    Actual requirements will vary depending on use
    Use the 64-bit version of this software to make full use of your system's memory

  • 1280 x 720 (720p) or larger screen resolution
    1440 x 900 or larger recommended
    More needed if using screen size scaling or "Large Fonts" (common for high-DPI screens)

  • Users with Windows 'N' or 'KN' edition must install Microsoft's Media Feature Pack
    This applies to certain European and Korean versions of Windows that may come without media support

  • Windows 7: Microsoft .NET Framework 4

  • Optional: Apple QuickTime® 7 Player
    Helpful for some media formats on Windows 7

  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions are included
    64-bit option requires a 64-bit version of Windows

Macintosh Version
  • Apple macOS® 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
    macOS 10.12 (Sierra) recommended

  • Intel i5, i7, or Xeon E5 CPU recommended
    Intel i7 or better strongly recommended for video larger than 1080p (ie 2.5K, 4K, etc.), or when using multiple 1080p videos
    Actual requirements and performance will vary depending on use

  • 4 GB RAM or more recommended
    Actual requirements will vary depending on use

  • 1280 x 720 (720p) or larger screen resolution
    1440 x 900 or larger recommended
    More needed if using screen size scaling (common for high-DPI screens)

  • Note: This is a 64-bit application