What is the video equivalent of DNG – if any?

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What is the video equivalent of DNG – if any?
Mar 5, 2012

For the last 8 years I have accumulated quite a few videos from very different digital cameras, an harddisk camcorder and DSLRs/mirrorless. These films are, unsurprisingly, in many different formats.

I have the following two programmes: Premiere Elements 9 and Avidemux. And I work in Windows and for the time being is locked there for other reasons.

I know next to nothing about video, but I would prefer having one format if possible, so that it will be easy in the future to secure compatibility when upgrading software, platform etc - just like I convert all pictures into .dng.

Is there a common format that is consider the optimal quality/size compromise and at the same time is one that it is easy to convert to?

I am sorry if I have missed similar questions – I could not find anything while searching.

All input much appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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