[FFmpeg-user] Pixel format: default and filter?

Michael Koch astroelectronic at t-online.de
Sun Sep 13 18:35:02 EEST 2020

Am 13.09.2020 um 17:27 schrieb amindfv at mailbox.org:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 07:06:56AM -0400, Edward Park wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> ffprobe now reports out.mov being yuv420p. Is this an implicit conversion to a lower bit depth?
>> It's just the default output format for overlay. It's commonly used for stuff across colorspaces (like yuv420p video and argb png logos overlaid) especially with alpha.
>> You can set format option in the filter itself to force output format. I assume it doesn't do any conversions when you overlay two sources with same format with no alpha internally.
> Thanks both, that's helpful. How can I determine the pixel formats that ffmpeg has chosen for the filters' input and output pads?

Add -v verbose to the command line, then you get a longer console 
listing, look for the green lines.


More information about the ffmpeg-user mailing list