[FFmpeg-user] scaling up without losing definition

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 20:52:48 EEST 2017

On 07/18/2017 12:10 AM, Cley Faye wrote:
> Le 18 juil. 2017 05:06, "JD" <jd1008 at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Can ffmpeg do that?
> Like from say 854x356 and transcode it to 1920x1080
> without losing high definition (i.e. no blurring as a
> result of transcoding to a larger display).
> Ffmpeg can do scaling using various algorithm, including the "simple"
> nearest neighbor that will upscale pixels nicely.
> There are two caveats on that however: first 1920x1080 is not a multiple of
> 854x356, meaning that you'll either have black bars, cropped parts, or
> imperfect scaling. Second, the actual video codec might mangle pixels
> because of compression, and cause blurriness and other artifacts.
OK, so if I want to up-scale it to a larger size and resolution,
yet keep the same ratio, by specifying the larger size that keeps
the same exact ratio; will tat work?

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