Video Container Formats

Video and other multimedia files come in a container format.

This container holds various streams of information including video and audio, but also metadata such as synchronization information required to play back audio and video together. Data regarding creation dates, authors, chapter markings, and more can also be held within the container format.

The following container formats are supported by Cubase:


This is a QuickTime movie.


This format can contain various metadata for streaming, editing, local playback, and interchange of content. Its file extension is .mp4.


This is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft.