Best format for video?

time2try

Couple
Real Person
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NC, US
#1
Hello everyone. Can anyone tell us the best format for a video file to upload? We have taken videos with our digital camera (nikon) and we have a Sony HD VideoCam we could use but that thing is a PITA to transfer off its hard drive to our MacBook Pro.
We have lots of video files.

Maybe the better question would be what is the best FREE conversation software for video files. It looks like AVI files are the best to use as far as uploading to the internet websites.
Thanks in advance everyone.