[FFmpeg-user] Help pix_fmt yuv422 doesnt work

Kieran O Leary kieran.o.leary at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 18:57:37 CET 2015

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 5:28 PM, Rio Kierkels <riokierkels at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can't, DPX is not a YCbCr style format. It will always set it to some
> form of 444 RGB/BGR format.
> Why would you need a 422 DPX format?

I've only ever worked with RGB DPX files in ffmpeg, but it's
interesting that the Library of Congress lists YCbCr as one of the
potential components.
"Each DPX file represents a single image with a single component,
e.g., luma, or multiple components, e.g., red, green, blue; or Cb, Y,
Cr (chrominance-luminance data)."

Imagemagick also appears to support YCbCr in DPX?

There is a list of YCbCr formats listed in the header info, but this
could just be provenance info rather than actual information about the

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