To properly test video compression techniques a variety of uncompressed source material is needed.
There is a
scarcity of such material freely and easily available, mostly due to the large bandwidth requirements and copyright
issues. The video clips below are intended for such purposes and the original source resolution is 1080p, or
There is some interest in this resolution because it matches one of the HDTV standards, and is
currently the highest quality possible for televisions and high definition optical discs. There does exist higher
resolution video than 1080p, but it is almost exclusively used for film production and not often seen outside of a theatre.
These clips are provided for benchmarking, research, and testing only. The video is copyrighted material and
HDgreetings 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.
(Use 7-Zip to unpack files)
HDgreetings 1080p Test Video
|Factory (44 seconds, 1080p)
||Fictional assembly line that manufactures hearts.
|Life (27 seconds, 1080p)
||Depicts stages of life inside of a transparent snow globe that is shaken from time to time.
|Dinner (31 seconds, 1080p)
||Photo realistic scene of a restaurant dinner table in front of the fire.
To view or send eCards please visit our home page instead of downloading these massive files.
These files are not intended to be eCards.
Elephant's Dream 1080p
Original lossless video
Elephant's Dream. is part of the Blender
'open movie' project and more information about it can be found here.
Please Contribute Uncompressed HD Source Material
If you are a content owner and would like to contribute source material for research purposes please let us know,
we might be able to host it for you if your concern is bandwidth or storage related.