Data format for hyperspectral images

Carlos Rafael Giani dv at
Fri Jun 26 08:47:29 PDT 2015

On 06/24/2015 01:33 PM, Dimitrios Katsaros wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Lately, I have been working with two hyperspectral cameras, one 
> detecting 25 wavelengths and one with over 1000. I have been using 
> GStreamer to develop some components for image processing.
> One of the issues I have is that video/x-raw is not enough for 
> handling hyperspectral frames. What would be preferable is the 
> definition of a video/hyperspectral format, that would allow for 
> passing additional data and allowing for better frame manipulation 
> e.g. pass the wavelength values downstream and perform operations on 
> specific wavelengths.
> For this reason I have developed a simple version of a 
> video/hyperspectral-cube format for my components. What I wish to ask 
> is a) has anyone worked on a similar subject? I have asked on irc but 
> no one seemed to have relative experience, b) what would it take to 
> get such an extension approved, since I intend to push the format and 
> components developed with it upstream.
> Regards,
> Dimitrios
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There is no "registry" or anything similar for media types, so you are 
free to define your own. There is no approval process.
That said, an up-to-date list of commonly used media types would be nice 
to have..
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