considering my usual https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39871584/C0020.mxf
can I use ffmpeg to pass from HD (of course 16:9) to SD 16:9 and 4:3 (sd mxf= IMX D10 format of ffmbc)?
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Do you remember this thread?
It's basically the same thing, piping ffmpeg to ffmbc
In ffmpeg, you need to deinterlace (double rate to 1080p50), progressive scale to SD, change to SD color (BT601), re-interlace; then that is piped to ffmbc to encode IMX50
ffmpeg -i input.mxf -vf yadif=1:0,scale=720:576,colormatrix=bt709:bt601,interlace -pix_fmt yuv422p -an -f rawvideo - | ffmbc -f rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv422p -s 720x576 -r 25 -i - -tff -target imx50 -aspect 16:9 output.mxf
There is a new ffmbc out a few days ago synced to a more recent ffmpeg snapshot, but it needs to be compiled for windows. It might have SMPTE metadata timecode (ISMT) handling like current ffmpeg, and might have -vf interlace . If so, then you wouldn't need ffmpeg to pipe . Or newer ffmpeg builds might incorporate IMX preset in the future (then you wouldnt need ffmbc)
Last edited by poisondeathray; 25th Apr 2014 at 18:50.
I think he wanted 4:3 AR, so it will need to be cropped.
Out of curiousity, try this out:One man's opinion is another man's toilet paper.......
The 4:3 crop case is almost the same thing , just crop it to 1440x1080 before the resize , and change the -aspect 4:3 for the IMX50 encode. There are no special rules for horizontal cropping of interlaced material, so you can do it before the deinterlace (fewer pixels to process, thus faster)
please I wonder: during HD-->SD conversion I loss quality? Or for better explain: if something needs to be broadcast in SD, should shoot directly in SD or HDtoSD conversion will produce SD worse results than shooting directly in SD
Almost always, a properly done progressive HD=>SD will yield better results, and gives you more options in post production and delivery. Interlaced HD=>SD conversions can be more tricky, there are other issues like aliasing, twittering . You can get worse results if not done properly
As always, you have to test your workflow and use what you think is better