MPEG-4 to MXF using FFmpeg

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  • File used was from an unprocessed archival fonds
  • Used the following command to convert the file: ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 1 -qmin 1 -intra -ar 48000 file.mxf
  • Note: FITS tools don't recognize the MXF format and only generate a small amount of generic file metadata as a result.


[edit] File/video stream properties

Property Significant property name Original Normalized
FileSize 5,413,573 bytes 50,691,653 bytes
Streamcount imageStreams, audioStreams 1 1
FrameCount length 281 281
ImageWidth width 1920 1920
ImageHeight height 1080 1080
BitDepth bitDepth
colourModel
colourSpace yuv420p yuv420p
PAR (pixel aspect ratio)/DAR (display aspect ratio) aspectRatio PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9 PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9
FrameRate frameRate 29.97 per second 29.97 per second
lossless No No
compressionRatio
Compression codec mpeg4 mpeg2video
interlace N/A N/A
metadata

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