MPEG-1 to MXF using FFmpeg

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  • File used was CLIP07.MPG ("Animal Handling"), taken from
  • Used the following command to convert the file: ffmpeg -i CLIP07.MPG -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 1 -qmin 1 -intra -ar 48000 CLIP07.mxf
  • Note: FITS tools don't recognize the MXF format and only generate a small amount of generic file metadata as a result.

File/video stream properties[edit]

Property Significant property name Original Normalized
FileSize 20,334,596 bytes 41,290,418 bytes
Streamcount imageStreams, audioStreams 2 2
FrameCount length 2706 2706
ImageWidth width 352 352
ImageHeight height 288 288
BitDepth bitDepth
colourSpace yuv420p yuv420p
PAR (pixel aspect ratio)/DAR (display aspect ratio) aspectRatio PAR 178:163 DAR 1958:1467 PAR 178:163 DAR 1958:1467
FrameRate frameRate 25 per second 25 per second
lossless No No
Compression codec mpeg1video mpeg2video

Audio stream properties[edit]

Property Original Normalized
Codec MPEG 1 Audio, Layer 2 (MP2) PCM
Channels 2 2
SampleRate 44100 HZ 48000 HZ
BitDepth 16 16