[FFmpeg-user] Scaling legal video levels

Elliott Balsley elliottbalsley at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 18:39:03 EET 2017

The source was ripped from a BluRay using MakeMKV, which does not re-encode, it just rewraps the stream. I don't know how the BluRay was originally encoded.
If I convert this MKV to MOV using ffmpeg (without re-encoding), I can then open it in DaVinci Resolve and measure the levels as full range.

> On Feb 17, 2017, at 01:08, Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2017-02-17 2:39 GMT+01:00 Elliott Balsley <elliottbalsley at gmail.com>:
>> I am trying to convert a single-frame H.264 MKV to a JPEG image.
>> Unfortunately the output is always clipped at 235.
>> The source video is full-range
> FFmpeg does not detect full-range video (video_signal_type_present_flag
> is 0, the default is limited-range), both FFmpeg and the reference
> decoder report a broken h264 frame (different warnings are shown).
> Which encoder created the frame and which decoder shows
> full-range?
> Carl Eugen
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