Difference betwen seismic file format

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Difference betwen seismic file format

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good evening

can someone help me to understand the different seismic file format?

SU Big Endian - little endian
SEGY
SEG-2

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Re: Difference betwen seismic file format

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SU is a subset of SEGY headers. It is used by Seismic Unix.
Big or Little endian has to see with the order of bytes. For more information, please read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endianness
SEG-2 is a binary format with little link to SEGY familly. It is mainly used by active source recording devices.

None of these format are really well designed for long time series. They mostly used for short time recordings of active sources.

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