[mythtv-users] HD reference files?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Mar 6 17:12:58 UTC 2007

On Mar 6, 2007, at 9:55 AM, Tim Musa wrote:

> On 3/6/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> The biggest problem with checking encoders, as I said, is a source of
> "known good" video, even something as simple as an analog color bar
> generator doesn't exist in most homes, and static bars are not of
> much help in setting up encoders. Something that would generate test
> quality component HD video is just not realistic for even well-off
> consumers at this time.
> Though I don't think anyone is talking about encoding HD video from  
> scratch.  The only "encoding" that I ever do is when I burn an HD  
> show to DVD, and that is not time sensitive.  Otherwise, recording  
> HD shows via QAM or OTA take little to no horsepower.  The typical  
> thing that takes power on a real-time basis is decoding (for  
> playback or commercial detection).  A decoding test should be  
> readily scriptable, and very useful.

You're right of course, nobody here is encoding HD video, just  
decoding it, and there are many test recordings available, from short  
clips to "Elephant's Dream".

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