GIF is a format for the exchange of images. It is a popular format graphics. Capable of storing compressed data without loss of quality in the format of not more than 256 colors. GIF format was developed in 1987 (GIF87a) by company CompuServe for transferring raster images over networks. In 1989, the format has been modified (GIF89a), have been added support transparency and animation.
Is a format established by Japanese companies in 2006. Designed for storage of video in resolution HD. The basis of lay encryption algorithm MPEG-2. Today, there are two HD-resolution videos: 1080p and 720p. This format is positioned as a direct alternative to obsolete DV in the home video recording sphere.