Video test sequences

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Video test sequences

Postby ^rooker » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:24 pm

This thread is used to provide a link-collection to different video material which can be used for testing equipment/codecs/whatever.

1) Xiph.org:
Xiph also hosts lossless versions of the Blender OpenMovie project's files.
(Thanks Xiph! Thanks Blender!)
NOTE: Tears of Steel is the rare chance to get hands on the raw EXR image sequences of a movie (stored in ILM's OpenEXR format) :)

2) Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG)

3) Swedish Television (SVT)

4) Austrian Mediathek

5) European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
NOTE: The EBU sequences can not be used for official, publicly reproducible tests, due to their licensing restrictions.
Excellent idea, to restrict test-videos to a small, exclusive group of members, so video experts, codec-developers and researchers are unable to share their results :?
UPDATE: The "Public Test Set" may be shared under Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.

I will only list them here for the sake of completeness.
If you can, please avoid using the EBU testvideos, and rather use material which is available to others, too.
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Re: Video test sequences

Postby peter_b » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:05 am

I always keep forgetting where to find FFmpeg's sample video collection.
So here's the link:
http://samples.ffmpeg.org/

For some FFV1-tests, I've specifically used "matrixbench_mpeg.mpg":
http://samples.ffmpeg.org/benchmark/testsuite1/matrixbench_mpeg2.mpg

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