summaryrefslogtreecommitdiffstats
path: root/Documentation/video4linux/4CCs.txt
diff options
context:
space:
mode:
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/video4linux/4CCs.txt')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/video4linux/4CCs.txt32
1 files changed, 32 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/4CCs.txt b/Documentation/video4linux/4CCs.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..41241af
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/4CCs.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,32 @@
+Guidelines for Linux4Linux pixel format 4CCs
+============================================
+
+Guidelines for Video4Linux 4CC codes defined using v4l2_fourcc() are
+specified in this document. First of the characters defines the nature of
+the pixel format, compression and colour space. The interpretation of the
+other three characters depends on the first one.
+
+Existing 4CCs may not obey these guidelines.
+
+Formats
+=======
+
+Raw bayer
+---------
+
+The following first characters are used by raw bayer formats:
+
+ B: raw bayer, uncompressed
+ b: raw bayer, DPCM compressed
+ a: A-law compressed
+ u: u-law compressed
+
+2nd character: pixel order
+ B: BGGR
+ G: GBRG
+ g: GRBG
+ R: RGGB
+
+3rd character: uncompressed bits-per-pixel 0--9, A--
+
+4th character: compressed bits-per-pixel 0--9, A--