Section: MJPEG tools manual (1)
Updated: 6 March 2002
lav2yuv - Convert a MJPEG file to raw yuv
converts an MJPEG video sequence described by a sequence
of MJPEG video files and/or edit lists pointing to such files into the
simple uncompressed planar 4:2:0 Y'CbCr format, as used by mpeg2enc
MPEG encoder and image processing filters like
(1) or yuv2dfilter
(1) or yuvdenoise
Output is to stdout so that by piping the output of lav2yuv into a
suitable pipeline it is possible to process and then encode or play
back video recorded in any of the mjpegtools MJPEG container formats:
AVI, quicktime or edit lists describing editted versions of
video held in such files.
Mixing different files with different video formats is currently not possible.
The -S -T -D options are used for scene detection
which is used by linux video studio.
accepts the following options:
Conceal frames containing corrupt MJPEG data by repeating the
preceeding good frame.
- -S list.el
Output a scene list with scene detection
- -T num
Set scene detection threshold to num (default: 4)
- -D num
Width decimation to use for scene detection (default: 2)
- -o num
Frame offset - skip num frames at the beginning. if num is negative
all but the last num frames are skipped
- -f num
Only num frames are written to stdout. 0 means that all frames are processed.
- -A width:height
Set/override the sample aspect ratio (SAR) emitted in the output stream
header. Currently, the SAR is only auto-detected for DV files, and
- -P width:height
Set the intended/approximate display aspect ratio (DAR) for the stream.
This value is only used to guess the SAR when it cannot be detected
from the input stream. The default DAR is '4:3' (corresponding to a
standard TV screen); another useful value is '16:9' (corresponding to
- -C chroma
Set output chroma (default: '420jpeg').
Currently, '420jpeg', '420mpeg2', '420paldv', '422' are available.
Exchange fields. Useful if the field order was reversed during editing.
This man page was originally written by Bernhard Praschinger.
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