[FFmpeg-devel] evaluating the experimental status of ffv1 version 3

Peter B. pb at das-werkstatt.com
Thu Oct 4 17:00:26 CEST 2012

Quoting Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>:

> "Peter B." <pb at das-werkstatt.com> wrote:
>> I must admit though, that I was surprised that both raw nut files have
>> the identical filesize for yuv422p16le and yuv422p10le. Is that due to
>> yuv422p10le being padded to 32bits?
> 422p10 is the planar format, padding to 32 bits makes not much sense  
> there, I suspect you confuse it with how 10 bit 422 packed is stored.
> All > 8 bit planar formats use 16 bit per component with the highest bits 0.

I must admit I'm not really 100% sure if I understand you correctly.

It seems obvious that it's somehow necessary to store >8bit formats  
using 16bit and fill them up with 0 (that's what I meant with  
"padding"), which for uncompressed codecs would result in identical  
filesize with a full 16bit format then.
However, I do assume that there's a benefit from even having pixel  
formats between 8 and 16 regarding the size - I just realized that  
obviously I don't exactly understand how that's handled.

Is there any good source of information where I could read up on the  
binary layout of different colorspaces, because I'd really like to  
understand this better!


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