[FFmpeg-user] Seeking Efficient Video Redaction Using FFMPEG with Limited Memory Usage

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 19:40:23 EET 2023

On Tue, Nov 7, 2023 at 6:31 PM Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com> wrote:

> On 11/6/2023 9:13 AM, sreekar manchukonda wrote:
> > I'm seeking help on how to utilize ffmpeg to apply an extensive number of
> > filters—specifically over 2000, each filter including a crop, boxblur,
> and
> > overlay—to a video over an hour long.
> This is a single video, being processed once, with 2000 filters being
> applied? That in itself sounds like a recipe for disaster, and that a more
> purpose-built editing system would do a better job (e.g. openshot or
> shotcut, both are open-source). You may be able to create an EDL (Edit
> Decision List) from your filters to drive the editor software.

Do you have actual proof for such claims?

> If you have storage space, you could also use uncompressed intermediate
> files and successively run smaller groups of filters on them.
> Later,
> z!
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