View Full Version : Consolidated list of test video clip resources

20th February 2008, 07:09
This thread is meant to hold links and references to test video clip sequences intended to be used for various video tests which may include compatibility, visual quality, decoding, encoding, filtering, and stress testing. Feel free to post updates and/or links to additional resources afterwards; I'll to incorporate them into this first post as I have a chance.

Xiph.org Test Media: "Our collection of test sequences and clips for evaluating compression technology."

Derf: video sequences that are "widely in the video compression research community". These are analog sources in uncompressed YUV4MPEG format.
Clips: akiyo, bowing, carphone, claire, coastguard, container, deadline, flower, football, foreman, garden, grandma, hall_monitor, hall_objects, husky, mad900, miss_am, mobile (aka train and calendar), mother_daughter, mthr_dotr, pamphlet, paris, salesman, sign_irene, silent, stefan, students, suzie, tempete, tennis, trevor, tt

Elephants Dream is available at 1080p and 360p in losslessly compressed PNG files under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license via BitTorrent:

Firebelly: A series of dark, high-contrast clips. These are miniDV originals. Includes the A jester in the forest, Firebelly chain torches, Firebelly by moonlight, Firebelly torch swinging, and Gothism sequences.

HD Greetings's uncompressed 1080p video
Clips: Factory, Life, Dinner
Terms: "These clips are provided for benchmarking, research, and testing only. The video is copyrighted material and HD Greetings retains all rights to it. You may post part or all of the content on another site if it's for one of these purposes. If you link to the videos, please link to this page instead of directly to the videos. Thanks."

Video Quality Experts Group Test Sequences: "All sequences are from interlaced video source except src13 which was converted from 24Hz film by the 3/2 pull down method and src1 which has no motion."

drmpeg/dr1394/ron's MPEG-2 Transport Stream Test Patterns and Tools.
Clips: 'New Mobile and Calendar', 'Park Run' sequences as transport streams (.ts)

Sveriges Television: The SVT High Definition Multi Format Test Set. Stockholm 2006-03-01
Description: ftp://vqeg.its.bldrdoc.gov/HDTV/SVT_MultiFormat/SVT_MultiFormat_v10.pdf
"picked from the demanding, but not unduly so, multi-genre TV-program ‘Fairytale’ (by SVT) mastered in 3840x2160p/50."
Terms: "Individuals and organizations extracting sequences from this archive agree that the sequences
and all intellectual property rights therein remain the property of Sveriges Television AB (SVT), Sweden. These sequences may only be used for the purpose of developing, testing and presenting technology standards. SVT makes no warranties with respect to the materials and expressly disclaim any warranties regarding their fitness for any purpose."
Clips: CrowdRun, ParkJoy, DucksTakeOff, IntoTree, OldTownCross, TestPatterns in 576i25, 720p50, 1080i25, 1080p50, and 2160p50

Clips: NewMobCal, ParkRun, SthlmPan

Clips: Aspen, ControlledBurn, RedKayak, RushFieldCuts, SnowMnt, SpeedBag, TouchdownPass, WestWindEasy

Clips: Bus, City, Crew, Football, Foreman, Harbour, Ice, Mobile, Soccer
Formats: .264, .yuv
Resolutions: 176x144, 352x288, 704x576

Clips: MobCal, ParkRun, Stockholm, Shields, Blue sky, Pedestrian Area, Riverbed, Rush-hour, Station, Sunflower, Tractor
Resolutions: 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

University of Missouri-Columbia Multimedia Communications and Visualization Laboratory. Includes akiyo, coastguard, container, foreman, hall, mobile, mother_daughter, news, silent, and stefan (many are the same sequences as in the Xiph.org Derf collection).

Berkeley MPEG Tools distribution. Includes the flower and tennis sequences.

raw HDV files in m2t format from a Sony FX-1 camera
Clips: mallard, mosquito, swan, rackfocus

Library of broken mpeg2 transport stream .ts samples

Dark Shikari
20th February 2008, 07:55
I know there's a site with Parkrun and others at 720p/1080i/1080p in raw YUV format, but I keep losing the link; someone care to post it?

Reuf Toc
20th February 2008, 08:34
I think you are talking about this one :


Another one with 1080p uncompressed video :


20th February 2008, 08:36
Here are some links:




Dark Shikari
28th February 2008, 08:09
Here's a test clip.

Touhou: PCB [encoder hell test clip] (http://mirror05.x264.nl/Dark/force.php?file=./LosslessTouhou.mkv)

Format: Lossless H.264 640x480 60fps 40 megabit

3rd June 2010, 13:42
There is an online database of high quality video tests clips. It is very well documented about the aquisition and processes applied to sequences.
Access and videos are free for research and development (and personnal use I guess) but you need to register.

5th June 2010, 13:10
I've made this thread sticky, although it might be better to move it to a different forum?

13th October 2013, 22:51
the link for the derf's collection are all down, anyone with the updated download link


19th May 2019, 22:21
I wanted some 10 bit samples and just came across a bunch of various samples from KODI Wiki here:- https://kodi.wiki/view/Samples


1 3D Test Clips
2 HD Audio Test Clips
3 Codecs, Framerates and Subtitles
4 4K (UltraHD)
5 Bitrate Test Clips
6 Resources for Additional Test Clips or Samples
7 Library samples
7.1 Ned's fake movie library
7.2 Music library
7.3 Fake Sports TV Show library
7.4 Homebrew Games and Game ROMs
8 See also

EDIT: And some more,
Where to get video, audio and image samples (CNXSoft – Embedded Systems News) :- https://www.cnx-software.com/2010/03/17/where-to-get-video-audio-and-image-samples/

EDIT: Ultra Video Group (Unit of Computing Sciences at Tampere University, Finland) :- http://ultravideo.cs.tut.fi/#main