[FFmpeg-user] Test if ProRes 4444 are real 12bit

Christoph Gerstbauer christophgerstbauer at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 18:34:33 CET 2015

Am 25.01.15 um 13:38 schrieb Robert Krüger:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 7:11 PM, Christoph Gerstbauer <
> christophgerstbauer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I want to test ifthe ProRes4444 of the ARRI Alexa are real 12 Bit? Is
>> there method to proove it with ffmpeg?
>> AS far as I know ffmpeg is only ready to open prores with yuv422p10le and
>> yuv444p10le (10bit), but no 12bit.
> Last time I checked/tried, it wasn't possible. The best I got was a
> statement by one developer that, looking at the code, it would be
> theoretically possible to support more than 10bit, so my understanding is
> that ffmpeg currently destroys any headroom beyond 10bit but since I am not
> qualified enough to read the code, I cannot be 100% sure.
Hi Robert thank you.

The interesting thing about this is:

If I give ffmpeg the option to interpret the file as PRORES it can be 

ffmpeg -vcodec prores -i inputfile .....

best regards

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