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@chapter Filtergraph description
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@c man begin FILTERGRAPH DESCRIPTION
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A filtergraph is a directed graph of connected filters. It can contain
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cycles, and there can be multiple links between a pair of
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filters. Each link has one input pad on one side connecting it to one
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filter from which it takes its input, and one output pad on the other
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side connecting it to the one filter accepting its output.
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Each filter in a filtergraph is an instance of a filter class
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registered in the application, which defines the features and the
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number of input and output pads of the filter.
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A filter with no input pads is called a "source", a filter with no
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output pads is called a "sink".
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@section Filtergraph syntax
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A filtergraph can be represented using a textual representation, which
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is recognized by the @code{-vf} and @code{-af} options of the ff*
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tools, and by the @code{av_parse_graph()} function defined in
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@file{libavfilter/avfiltergraph}.
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A filterchain consists of a sequence of connected filters, each one
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connected to the previous one in the sequence. A filterchain is
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represented by a list of ","-separated filter descriptions.
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A filtergraph consists of a sequence of filterchains. A sequence of
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filterchains is represented by a list of ";"-separated filterchain
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descriptions.
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A filter is represented by a string of the form:
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[@var{in_link_1}]...[@var{in_link_N}]@var{filter_name}=@var{arguments}[@var{out_link_1}]...[@var{out_link_M}]
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@var{filter_name} is the name of the filter class of which the
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described filter is an instance of, and has to be the name of one of
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the filter classes registered in the program.
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The name of the filter class is optionally followed by a string
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"=@var{arguments}".
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@var{arguments} is a string which contains the parameters used to
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initialize the filter instance, and are described in the filter
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descriptions below.
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The list of arguments can be quoted using the character "'" as initial
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and ending mark, and the character '\' for escaping the characters
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within the quoted text; otherwise the argument string is considered
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terminated when the next special character (belonging to the set
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"[]=;,") is encountered.
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The name and arguments of the filter are optionally preceded and
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followed by a list of link labels.
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A link label allows to name a link and associate it to a filter output
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or input pad. The preceding labels @var{in_link_1}
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... @var{in_link_N}, are associated to the filter input pads,
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the following labels @var{out_link_1} ... @var{out_link_M}, are
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associated to the output pads.
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When two link labels with the same name are found in the
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filtergraph, a link between the corresponding input and output pad is
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created.
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If an output pad is not labelled, it is linked by default to the first
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unlabelled input pad of the next filter in the filterchain.
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For example in the filterchain:
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@example
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nullsrc, split[L1], [L2]overlay, nullsink
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the split filter instance has two output pads, and the overlay filter
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instance two input pads. The first output pad of split is labelled
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"L1", the first input pad of overlay is labelled "L2", and the second
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output pad of split is linked to the second input pad of overlay,
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which are both unlabelled.
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pads must be connected. A filtergraph is considered valid if all the
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filter input and output pads of all the filterchains are connected.
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Follows a BNF description for the filtergraph syntax:
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@var{NAME}             ::= sequence of alphanumeric characters and '_'
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@var{LINKLABEL}        ::= "[" @var{NAME} "]"
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@var{LINKLABELS}       ::= @var{LINKLABEL} [@var{LINKLABELS}]
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@var{FILTER_ARGUMENTS} ::= sequence of chars (eventually quoted)
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@var{FILTER}           ::= [@var{LINKNAMES}] @var{NAME} ["=" @var{ARGUMENTS}] [@var{LINKNAMES}]
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@var{FILTERCHAIN}      ::= @var{FILTER} [,@var{FILTERCHAIN}]
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@var{FILTERGRAPH}      ::= @var{FILTERCHAIN} [;@var{FILTERGRAPH}]
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@end example
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@c man end FILTERGRAPH DESCRIPTION
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@chapter Audio Filters
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@c man begin AUDIO FILTERS
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When you configure your Libav build, you can disable any of the
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existing filters using --disable-filters.
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The configure output will show the audio filters included in your
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build.
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Below is a description of the currently available audio filters.
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@section anull
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Pass the audio source unchanged to the output.
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@c man end AUDIO FILTERS
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@chapter Audio Sources
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@c man begin AUDIO SOURCES
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Below is a description of the currently available audio sources.
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@section anullsrc
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Null audio source, never return audio frames. It is mainly useful as a
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template and to be employed in analysis / debugging tools.
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It accepts as optional parameter a string of the form
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@var{sample_rate}:@var{channel_layout}.
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@var{sample_rate} specify the sample rate, and defaults to 44100.
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@var{channel_layout} specify the channel layout, and can be either an
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integer or a string representing a channel layout. The default value
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of @var{channel_layout} is 3, which corresponds to CH_LAYOUT_STEREO.
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Check the channel_layout_map definition in
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@file{libavcodec/audioconvert.c} for the mapping between strings and
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channel layout values.
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#  set the sample rate to 48000 Hz and the channel layout to CH_LAYOUT_MONO.
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anullsrc=48000:4
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anullsrc=48000:mono
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@c man end AUDIO SOURCES
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@chapter Audio Sinks
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@c man begin AUDIO SINKS
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Below is a description of the currently available audio sinks.
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@section anullsink
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Null audio sink, do absolutely nothing with the input audio. It is
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mainly useful as a template and to be employed in analysis / debugging
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tools.
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@c man end AUDIO SINKS
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@chapter Video Filters
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@c man begin VIDEO FILTERS
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When you configure your Libav build, you can disable any of the
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existing filters using --disable-filters.
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The configure output will show the video filters included in your
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build.
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Below is a description of the currently available video filters.
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@section blackframe
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Detect frames that are (almost) completely black. Can be useful to
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detect chapter transitions or commercials. Output lines consist of
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the frame number of the detected frame, the percentage of blackness,
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the position in the file if known or -1 and the timestamp in seconds.
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In order to display the output lines, you need to set the loglevel at
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least to the AV_LOG_INFO value.
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The filter accepts the syntax:
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@example
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blackframe[=@var{amount}:[@var{threshold}]]
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@var{amount} is the percentage of the pixels that have to be below the
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threshold, and defaults to 98.
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@var{threshold} is the threshold below which a pixel value is
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considered black, and defaults to 32.
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@section copy
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Copy the input source unchanged to the output. Mainly useful for
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testing purposes.
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@section crop
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Crop the input video to @var{out_w}:@var{out_h}:@var{x}:@var{y}.
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The parameters are expressions containing the following constants:
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@table @option
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@item E, PI, PHI
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the corresponding mathematical approximated values for e
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(euler number), pi (greek PI), PHI (golden ratio)
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the computed values for @var{x} and @var{y}. They are evaluated for
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each new frame.
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@item in_w, in_h
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the input width and heigth
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@item iw, ih
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same as @var{in_w} and @var{in_h}
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the output (cropped) width and heigth
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@item ow, oh
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same as @var{out_w} and @var{out_h}
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the number of input frame, starting from 0
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the position in the file of the input frame, NAN if unknown
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@end table
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The @var{out_w} and @var{out_h} parameters specify the expressions for
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the width and height of the output (cropped) video. They are
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evaluated just at the configuration of the filter.
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The default value of @var{out_w} is "in_w", and the default value of
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@var{out_h} is "in_h".
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The expression for @var{out_w} may depend on the value of @var{out_h},
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and the expression for @var{out_h} may depend on @var{out_w}, but they
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cannot depend on @var{x} and @var{y}, as @var{x} and @var{y} are
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evaluated after @var{out_w} and @var{out_h}.
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The @var{x} and @var{y} parameters specify the expressions for the
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position of the top-left corner of the output (non-cropped) area. They
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are evaluated for each frame. If the evaluated value is not valid, it
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is approximated to the nearest valid value.
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The default value of @var{x} is "(in_w-out_w)/2", and the default
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value for @var{y} is "(in_h-out_h)/2", which set the cropped area at
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the center of the input image.
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for @var{y} may depend on @var{x}.
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@example
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# crop the central input area with size 100x100
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crop=100:100
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# crop the central input area with size 2/3 of the input video
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"crop=2/3*in_w:2/3*in_h"
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# crop the input video central square
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crop=in_h
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# delimit the rectangle with the top-left corner placed at position
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# 100:100 and the right-bottom corner corresponding to the right-bottom
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# corner of the input image.
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crop=in_w-100:in_h-100:100:100
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# crop 10 pixels from the left and right borders, and 20 pixels from
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# the top and bottom borders
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"crop=in_w-2*10:in_h-2*20"
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# keep only the bottom right quarter of the input image
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"crop=in_w/2:in_h/2:in_w/2:in_h/2"
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"crop=in_w:1/PHI*in_w"
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"crop=in_w/2:in_h/2:(in_w-out_w)/2+((in_w-out_w)/2)*sin(n/10):(in_h-out_h)/2 +((in_h-out_h)/2)*sin(n/7)"
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# erratic camera effect depending on timestamp
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"crop=in_w/2:in_h/2:(in_w-out_w)/2+((in_w-out_w)/2)*sin(t*10):(in_h-out_h)/2 +((in_h-out_h)/2)*sin(t*13)"
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"crop=in_w/2:in_h/2:y:10+10*sin(n/10)"
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@section cropdetect
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Auto-detect crop size.
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Calculate necessary cropping parameters and prints the recommended
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@example
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cropdetect[=@var{limit}[:@var{round}[:@var{reset}]]]
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@end example
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@section drawbox
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@example
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effect has to last. At the end of the fade-in effect the output video
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@section fifo
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@section format
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The filter accepts a list of pixel format names, separated by ":",
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for example "yuv420p:monow:rgb24".
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Some examples follow:
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@example
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# convert the input video to the format "yuv420p"
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@anchor{frei0r}
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@section frei0r
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@var{filter_name}[@{:|=@}@var{param1}:@var{param2}:...:@var{paramN}]
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@end example
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description), a position (specified by the syntax @var{X}/@var{Y},
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This filter is designed for playback only.  Do not use it prior to
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@section hflip
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@section noformat
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Some examples follow:
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@example
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# force libavfilter to use a format different from "yuv420p" for the
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Pass the video source unchanged to the output.
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@section ocv
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Apply video transform using libopencv.
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configure Libav with --enable-libopencv.
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The filter takes the parameters: @var{filter_name}@{:=@}@var{filter_params}.
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@var{filter_name} is the name of the libopencv filter to apply.
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@var{filter_params} specifies the parameters to pass to the libopencv
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filter. If not specified the default values are assumed.
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Refer to the official libopencv documentation for more precise
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informations:
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@url{http://opencv.willowgarage.com/documentation/c/image_filtering.html}
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Follows the list of supported libopencv filters.
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@anchor{dilate}
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@subsection dilate
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Dilate an image by using a specific structuring element.
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This filter corresponds to the libopencv function @code{cvDilate}.
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It accepts the parameters: @var{struct_el}:@var{nb_iterations}.
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@var{struct_el} represents a structuring element, and has the syntax:
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@var{cols}x@var{rows}+@var{anchor_x}x@var{anchor_y}/@var{shape}
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@var{cols} and @var{rows} represent the number of colums and rows of
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the structuring element, @var{anchor_x} and @var{anchor_y} the anchor
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point, and @var{shape} the shape for the structuring element, and
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can be one of the values "rect", "cross", "ellipse", "custom".
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If the value for @var{shape} is "custom", it must be followed by a
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string of the form "=@var{filename}". The file with name
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@var{filename} is assumed to represent a binary image, with each
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printable character corresponding to a bright pixel. When a custom
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@var{shape} is used, @var{cols} and @var{rows} are ignored, the number
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or columns and rows of the read file are assumed instead.
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The default value for @var{struct_el} is "3x3+0x0/rect".
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@var{nb_iterations} specifies the number of times the transform is
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applied to the image, and defaults to 1.
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Follow some example:
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# use the default values
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ocv=dilate
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# dilate using a structuring element with a 5x5 cross, iterate two times
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ocv=dilate=5x5+2x2/cross:2
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# read the shape from the file diamond.shape, iterate two times
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# the file diamond.shape may contain a pattern of characters like this:
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#   *
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#  ***
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# *****
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#  ***
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#   *
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# the specified cols and rows are ignored (but not the anchor point coordinates)
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ocv=0x0+2x2/custom=diamond.shape:2
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@end example
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@subsection erode
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Erode an image by using a specific structuring element.
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This filter corresponds to the libopencv function @code{cvErode}.
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The filter accepts the parameters: @var{struct_el}:@var{nb_iterations},
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with the same meaning and use of those of the dilate filter
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(@pxref{dilate}).
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@subsection smooth
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Smooth the input video.
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The filter takes the following parameters:
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@var{type}:@var{param1}:@var{param2}:@var{param3}:@var{param4}.
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@var{type} is the type of smooth filter to apply, and can be one of
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the following values: "blur", "blur_no_scale", "median", "gaussian",
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"bilateral". The default value is "gaussian".
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@var{param1}, @var{param2}, @var{param3}, and @var{param4} are
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parameters whose meanings depend on smooth type. @var{param1} and
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@var{param2} accept integer positive values or 0, @var{param3} and
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@var{param4} accept float values.
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The default value for @var{param1} is 3, the default value for the
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other parameters is 0.
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These parameters correspond to the parameters assigned to the
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libopencv function @code{cvSmooth}.
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@section overlay
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Overlay one video on top of another.
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It takes two inputs and one output, the first input is the "main"
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video on which the second input is overlayed.
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It accepts the parameters: @var{x}:@var{y}.
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@var{x} is the x coordinate of the overlayed video on the main video,
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@var{y} is the y coordinate. The parameters are expressions containing
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the following parameters:
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@table @option
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@item main_w, main_h
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main input width and height
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@item W, H
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same as @var{main_w} and @var{main_h}
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@item overlay_w, overlay_h
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overlay input width and height
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@item w, h
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same as @var{overlay_w} and @var{overlay_h}
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@end table
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Be aware that frames are taken from each input video in timestamp
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order, hence, if their initial timestamps differ, it is a a good idea
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to pass the two inputs through a @var{setpts=PTS-STARTPTS} filter to
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have them begin in the same zero timestamp, as it does the example for
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the @var{movie} filter.
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Follow some examples:
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@example
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# draw the overlay at 10 pixels from the bottom right
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# corner of the main video.
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overlay=main_w-overlay_w-10:main_h-overlay_h-10
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# insert a transparent PNG logo in the bottom left corner of the input
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movie=logo.png [logo];
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[in][logo] overlay=10:main_h-overlay_h-10 [out]
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# insert 2 different transparent PNG logos (second logo on bottom
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# right corner):
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movie=logo1.png [logo1];
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movie=logo2.png [logo2];
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[in][logo1]       overlay=10:H-h-10 [in+logo1];
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[in+logo1][logo2] overlay=W-w-10:H-h-10 [out]
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# add a transparent color layer on top of the main video,
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# WxH specifies the size of the main input to the overlay filter
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color=red@.3:WxH [over]; [in][over] overlay [out]
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@end example
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You can chain togheter more overlays but the efficiency of such
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approach is yet to be tested.
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@section pad
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Add paddings to the input image, and places the original input at the
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given coordinates @var{x}, @var{y}.
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It accepts the following parameters:
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@var{width}:@var{height}:@var{x}:@var{y}:@var{color}.
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Follows the description of the accepted parameters.
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@table @option
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@item width, height
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Specify the size of the output image with the paddings added. If the
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value for @var{width} or @var{height} is 0, the corresponding input size
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is used for the output.
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The default value of @var{width} and @var{height} is 0.
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@item x, y
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Specify the offsets where to place the input image in the padded area
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with respect to the top/left border of the output image.
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The default value of @var{x} and @var{y} is 0.
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@item color
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Specify the color of the padded area, it can be the name of a color
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(case insensitive match) or a 0xRRGGBB[AA] sequence.
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The default value of @var{color} is "black".
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@end table
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For example:
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@example
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# Add paddings with color "violet" to the input video. Output video
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# size is 640x480, the top-left corner of the input video is placed at
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# column 0, row 40.
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pad=640:480:0:40:violet
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@end example
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@section pixdesctest
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Pixel format descriptor test filter, mainly useful for internal
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testing. The output video should be equal to the input video.
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For example:
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@example
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format=monow, pixdesctest
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@end example
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can be used to test the monowhite pixel format descriptor definition.
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@section scale
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Scale the input video to @var{width}:@var{height} and/or convert the image format.
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For example the command:
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@example
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./ffmpeg -i in.avi -vf "scale=200:100" out.avi
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@end example
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will scale the input video to a size of 200x100.
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If the input image format is different from the format requested by
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the next filter, the scale filter will convert the input to the
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requested format.
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If the value for @var{width} or @var{height} is 0, the respective input
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size is used for the output.
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If the value for @var{width} or @var{height} is -1, the scale filter will
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use, for the respective output size, a value that maintains the aspect
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ratio of the input image.
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The default value of @var{width} and @var{height} is 0.
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@anchor{setdar}
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@section setdar
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Set the Display Aspect Ratio for the filter output video.
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This is done by changing the specified Sample (aka Pixel) Aspect
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Ratio, according to the following equation:
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@math{DAR = HORIZONTAL_RESOLUTION / VERTICAL_RESOLUTION * SAR}
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Keep in mind that this filter does not modify the pixel dimensions of
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the video frame. Also the display aspect ratio set by this filter may
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be changed by later filters in the filterchain, e.g. in case of
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scaling or if another "setdar" or a "setsar" filter is applied.
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The filter accepts a parameter string which represents the wanted
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display aspect ratio.
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The parameter can be a floating point number string, or an expression
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of the form @var{num}:@var{den}, where @var{num} and @var{den} are the
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numerator and denominator of the aspect ratio.
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If the parameter is not specified, it is assumed the value "0:1".
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For example to change the display aspect ratio to 16:9, specify:
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@example
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setdar=16:9
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# the above is equivalent to
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setdar=1.77777
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@end example
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See also the "setsar" filter documentation (@pxref{setsar}).
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@section setpts
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Change the PTS (presentation timestamp) of the input video frames.
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Accept in input an expression evaluated through the eval API, which
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can contain the following constants:
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@table @option
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@item PTS
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the presentation timestamp in input
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@item PI
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Greek PI
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@item PHI
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golden ratio
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@item E
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Euler number
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@item N
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the count of the input frame, starting from 0.
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@item STARTPTS
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the PTS of the first video frame
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@item INTERLACED
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tell if the current frame is interlaced
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@item POS
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original position in the file of the frame, or undefined if undefined
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for the current frame
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@item PREV_INPTS
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previous input PTS
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@item PREV_OUTPTS
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previous output PTS
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@end table
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Some examples follow:
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@example
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# start counting PTS from zero
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setpts=PTS-STARTPTS
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# fast motion
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setpts=0.5*PTS
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# slow motion
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setpts=2.0*PTS
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# fixed rate 25 fps
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setpts=N/(25*TB)
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# fixed rate 25 fps with some jitter
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setpts='1/(25*TB) * (N + 0.05 * sin(N*2*PI/25))'
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@end example
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@anchor{setsar}
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@section setsar
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Set the Sample (aka Pixel) Aspect Ratio for the filter output video.
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Note that as a consequence of the application of this filter, the
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output display aspect ratio will change according to the following
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equation:
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@math{DAR = HORIZONTAL_RESOLUTION / VERTICAL_RESOLUTION * SAR}
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Keep in mind that the sample aspect ratio set by this filter may be
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changed by later filters in the filterchain, e.g. if another "setsar"
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or a "setdar" filter is applied.
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The filter accepts a parameter string which represents the wanted
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sample aspect ratio.
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The parameter can be a floating point number string, or an expression
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of the form @var{num}:@var{den}, where @var{num} and @var{den} are the
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numerator and denominator of the aspect ratio.
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If the parameter is not specified, it is assumed the value "0:1".
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For example to change the sample aspect ratio to 10:11, specify:
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@example
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setsar=10:11
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@end example
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@section settb
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Set the timebase to use for the output frames timestamps.
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It is mainly useful for testing timebase configuration.
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It accepts in input an arithmetic expression representing a rational.
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The expression can contain the constants "PI", "E", "PHI", "AVTB" (the
919
default timebase), and "intb" (the input timebase).
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The default value for the input is "intb".
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Follow some examples.
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@example
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# set the timebase to 1/25
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settb=1/25
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# set the timebase to 1/10
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settb=0.1
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#set the timebase to 1001/1000
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settb=1+0.001
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#set the timebase to 2*intb
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settb=2*intb
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#set the default timebase value
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settb=AVTB
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@end example
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@section slicify
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Pass the images of input video on to next video filter as multiple
945
slices.
946
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@example
948
./ffmpeg -i in.avi -vf "slicify=32" out.avi
949
@end example
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The filter accepts the slice height as parameter. If the parameter is
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not specified it will use the default value of 16.
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Adding this in the beginning of filter chains should make filtering
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faster due to better use of the memory cache.
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@section transpose
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Transpose rows with columns in the input video and optionally flip it.
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It accepts a parameter representing an integer, which can assume the
962
values:
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@table @samp
965
@item 0
966
Rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise and vertically flip (default), that is:
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@example
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L.R     L.l
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. . ->  . .
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l.r     R.r
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@end example
972
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@item 1
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Rotate by 90 degrees clockwise, that is:
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@example
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L.R     l.L
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. . ->  . .
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l.r     r.R
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@end example
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@item 2
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Rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise, that is:
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@example
984
L.R     R.r
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. . ->  . .
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l.r     L.l
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@end example
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@item 3
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Rotate by 90 degrees clockwise and vertically flip, that is:
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@example
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L.R     r.R
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. . ->  . .
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l.r     l.L
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@end example
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@end table
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@section unsharp
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Sharpen or blur the input video.
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It accepts the following parameters:
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@var{luma_msize_x}:@var{luma_msize_y}:@var{luma_amount}:@var{chroma_msize_x}:@var{chroma_msize_y}:@var{chroma_amount}
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Negative values for the amount will blur the input video, while positive
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values will sharpen. All parameters are optional and default to the
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equivalent of the string '5:5:1.0:0:0:0.0'.
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@table @option
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@item luma_msize_x
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Set the luma matrix horizontal size. It can be an integer between 3
1013
and 13, default value is 5.
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@item luma_msize_y
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Set the luma matrix vertical size. It can be an integer between 3
1017
and 13, default value is 5.
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@item luma_amount
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Set the luma effect strength. It can be a float number between -2.0
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and 5.0, default value is 1.0.
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@item chroma_msize_x
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Set the chroma matrix horizontal size. It can be an integer between 3
1025
and 13, default value is 0.
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@item chroma_msize_y
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Set the chroma matrix vertical size. It can be an integer between 3
1029
and 13, default value is 0.
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@item luma_amount
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Set the chroma effect strength. It can be a float number between -2.0
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and 5.0, default value is 0.0.
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@end table
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@example
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# Strong luma sharpen effect parameters
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unsharp=7:7:2.5
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# Strong blur of both luma and chroma parameters
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unsharp=7:7:-2:7:7:-2
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# Use the default values with @command{ffmpeg}
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./ffmpeg -i in.avi -vf "unsharp" out.mp4
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@end example
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@section vflip
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Flip the input video vertically.
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@example
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./ffmpeg -i in.avi -vf "vflip" out.avi
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@end example
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@section yadif
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Deinterlace the input video ("yadif" means "yet another deinterlacing
1059
filter").
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It accepts the optional parameters: @var{mode}:@var{parity}.
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@var{mode} specifies the interlacing mode to adopt, accepts one of the
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following values:
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@table @option
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@item 0
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output 1 frame for each frame
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@item 1
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output 1 frame for each field
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@item 2
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like 0 but skips spatial interlacing check
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@item 3
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like 1 but skips spatial interlacing check
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@end table
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Default value is 0.
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@var{parity} specifies the picture field parity assumed for the input
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interlaced video, accepts one of the following values:
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@table @option
1083
@item 0
1084
assume bottom field first
1085
@item 1
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assume top field first
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@item -1
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enable automatic detection
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@end table
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Default value is -1.
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If interlacing is unknown or decoder does not export this information,
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top field first will be assumed.
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@c man end VIDEO FILTERS
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@chapter Video Sources
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@c man begin VIDEO SOURCES
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Below is a description of the currently available video sources.
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@section buffer
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Buffer video frames, and make them available to the filter chain.
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This source is mainly intended for a programmatic use, in particular
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through the interface defined in @file{libavfilter/vsrc_buffer.h}.
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It accepts the following parameters:
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@var{width}:@var{height}:@var{pix_fmt_string}:@var{timebase_num}:@var{timebase_den}
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All the parameters need to be explicitely defined.
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1114
Follows the list of the accepted parameters.
1115
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@table @option
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1118
@item width, height
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Specify the width and height of the buffered video frames.
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@item pix_fmt_string
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A string representing the pixel format of the buffered video frames.
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It may be a number corresponding to a pixel format, or a pixel format
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name.
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@item timebase_num, timebase_den
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Specify numerator and denomitor of the timebase assumed by the
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timestamps of the buffered frames.
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@end table
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For example:
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@example
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buffer=320:240:yuv410p:1:24
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@end example
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will instruct the source to accept video frames with size 320x240 and
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with format "yuv410p" and assuming 1/24 as the timestamps timebase.
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Since the pixel format with name "yuv410p" corresponds to the number 6
1139
(check the enum PixelFormat definition in @file{libavutil/pixfmt.h}),
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this example corresponds to:
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@example
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buffer=320:240:6:1:24
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@end example
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@section color
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Provide an uniformly colored input.
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It accepts the following parameters:
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@var{color}:@var{frame_size}:@var{frame_rate}
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Follows the description of the accepted parameters.
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@table @option
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@item color
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Specify the color of the source. It can be the name of a color (case
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insensitive match) or a 0xRRGGBB[AA] sequence, possibly followed by an
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alpha specifier. The default value is "black".
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@item frame_size
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Specify the size of the sourced video, it may be a string of the form
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@var{width}x@var{heigth}, or the name of a size abbreviation. The
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default value is "320x240".
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@item frame_rate
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Specify the frame rate of the sourced video, as the number of frames
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generated per second. It has to be a string in the format
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@var{frame_rate_num}/@var{frame_rate_den}, an integer number, a float
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number or a valid video frame rate abbreviation. The default value is
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"25".
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@end table
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For example the following graph description will generate a red source
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with an opacity of 0.2, with size "qcif" and a frame rate of 10
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frames per second, which will be overlayed over the source connected
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to the pad with identifier "in".
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@example
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"color=red@@0.2:qcif:10 [color]; [in][color] overlay [out]"
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@end example
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@section movie
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Read a video stream from a movie container.
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It accepts the syntax: @var{movie_name}[:@var{options}] where
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@var{movie_name} is the name of the resource to read (not necessarily
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a file but also a device or a stream accessed through some protocol),
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and @var{options} is an optional sequence of @var{key}=@var{value}
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pairs, separated by ":".
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The description of the accepted options follows.
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@table @option
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@item format_name, f
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Specifies the format assumed for the movie to read, and can be either
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the name of a container or an input device. If not specified the
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format is guessed from @var{movie_name} or by probing.
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@item seek_point, sp
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Specifies the seek point in seconds, the frames will be output
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starting from this seek point, the parameter is evaluated with
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@code{av_strtod} so the numerical value may be suffixed by an IS
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postfix. Default value is "0".
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@item stream_index, si
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Specifies the index of the video stream to read. If the value is -1,
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the best suited video stream will be automatically selected. Default
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value is "-1".
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@end table
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This filter allows to overlay a second video on top of main input of
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a filtergraph as shown in this graph:
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@example
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input -----------> deltapts0 --> overlay --> output
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                                    ^
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                                    |
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movie --> scale--> deltapts1 -------+
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@end example
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Some examples follow:
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@example
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# skip 3.2 seconds from the start of the avi file in.avi, and overlay it
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# on top of the input labelled as "in".
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movie=in.avi:seek_point=3.2, scale=180:-1, setpts=PTS-STARTPTS [movie];
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[in] setpts=PTS-STARTPTS, [movie] overlay=16:16 [out]
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# read from a video4linux2 device, and overlay it on top of the input
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# labelled as "in"
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movie=/dev/video0:f=video4linux2, scale=180:-1, setpts=PTS-STARTPTS [movie];
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[in] setpts=PTS-STARTPTS, [movie] overlay=16:16 [out]
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@end example
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@section nullsrc
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Null video source, never return images. It is mainly useful as a
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template and to be employed in analysis / debugging tools.
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It accepts as optional parameter a string of the form
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@var{width}:@var{height}:@var{timebase}.
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@var{width} and @var{height} specify the size of the configured
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source. The default values of @var{width} and @var{height} are
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respectively 352 and 288 (corresponding to the CIF size format).
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@var{timebase} specifies an arithmetic expression representing a
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timebase. The expression can contain the constants "PI", "E", "PHI",
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"AVTB" (the default timebase), and defaults to the value "AVTB".
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@section frei0r_src
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Provide a frei0r source.
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To enable compilation of this filter you need to install the frei0r
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header and configure Libav with --enable-frei0r.
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The source supports the syntax:
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@example
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@var{size}:@var{rate}:@var{src_name}[@{=|:@}@var{param1}:@var{param2}:...:@var{paramN}]
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@end example
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@var{size} is the size of the video to generate, may be a string of the
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form @var{width}x@var{height} or a frame size abbreviation.
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@var{rate} is the rate of the video to generate, may be a string of
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the form @var{num}/@var{den} or a frame rate abbreviation.
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@var{src_name} is the name to the frei0r source to load. For more
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information regarding frei0r and how to set the parameters read the
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section "frei0r" (@pxref{frei0r}) in the description of the video
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filters.
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Some examples follow:
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@example
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# generate a frei0r partik0l source with size 200x200 and framerate 10
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# which is overlayed on the overlay filter main input
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frei0r_src=200x200:10:partik0l=1234 [overlay]; [in][overlay] overlay
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@end example
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@c man end VIDEO SOURCES
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@chapter Video Sinks
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@c man begin VIDEO SINKS
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Below is a description of the currently available video sinks.
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@section nullsink
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Null video sink, do absolutely nothing with the input video. It is
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mainly useful as a template and to be employed in analysis / debugging
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tools.
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@c man end VIDEO SINKS