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(These FourCC names only reflect that the YCbCr of digital media is often falsely mixed up with analog PAL's YUV color space.)
 
(These FourCC names only reflect that the YCbCr of digital media is often falsely mixed up with analog PAL's YUV color space.)
  
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[[Category:YCbCr Formats]]
 
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[[Category:Pixel Formats]]

Latest revision as of 23:14, 11 December 2008

(These FourCC names only reflect that the YCbCr of digital media is often falsely mixed up with analog PAL's YUV color space.)

YCbCr 4:2:2 is a packed YCbCr format in which a pair of consecutive pixels is represented by 1 Y sample each but share a Cb sample and a Cr sample.

This type of data may be packaged in a container format with a a FourCC of YUY2 which indicates the following byte formatting:

 Y0 Cb Y1 Cr

The first pixel is a a function of (Y0, Cb, Cr) and the second pixel is a function of (Y1, Cb, Cr). Alternately, the FourCC UYVY is used to indicate YCbCr 4:2:2 data with a byteswapped order:

 Cb Y0 Cr Y1

For trivia, the 2 in YUY2 most likely refers to the number of bytes needed to represent a single pixel. Since 4 bytes represent 2 pixels, an average of 2 bytes are required to represent a single pixel in this scheme.