The MOV file format was originally developed by Apple in the sense that it used a compression algorithm that was developed by Apple. However, unlike most other things that were developed by Apple, it’s also compatible with the Windows platform. The MOV video format can be used as a file container for several different media types, including videos, video effects, images, subtitles, audio, and text. That is what makes this video format quite popular in video editing. The implementation of the MOV file format is not simple like other video formats but its somewhat complex structure is what makes it so useful. Technically, MOV is a video file format that uses lossy file compression to save videos. This means that some insignificant data related to the video is deleted to make sure the video doesn’t take up much space on the disk.
People who are into video editing often feel the need to take other video file formats and convert to MOV. Converting to MOV used to be quite difficult but, today, there are free online tools that can be used to easily take any video format and convert to MOV without any issues. The conversion for larger video files might take a file, especially because of how MOV files are organized in memory. However, your patience will pay off, especially when you see just how high-quality the output video actually is!