Float video media type

Michał Rudowicz michal.rudowicz at fl9.eu
Fri Jun 26 13:40:50 UTC 2020


I'm developing an application that makes use of a thermal camera, where one of
the possible operating modes is giving me frames that are essentially made out
of floating point values. I've looked through the available raw video media
types [0], but didn't find any that would be appropriate, I've also checked
Media Types and Properties [1]. I've also found a bug 621553 in Bugzilla [2],
but looks like the floating point raw video media type was not added in the

The data received from the camera is not compressed, therefore my understanding
is that the media type should be video/x-raw, and new format would have to be
introduced - but I am a beginner in the GStreamer topics, so I may be wrong.

What would be the preferred way to approach this? Thanks in advance for help.

[0]: https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/documentation/additional/design \
[1]: https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/documentation/plugin-development \
[2]: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=621553

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