DriveWorks SDK Reference
4.0.0 Release
For Test and Development only

Video Exporter

This tool is not available on QNX.

The NVIDIA® DriveWorks Video Exporter tool exports demosaiced and tonemapped H.264 video in a MP4 container from the various video formats. For more information, see the NVIDIA DriveWorks Release Notes.


Run this tool by executing:

./video_exporter --input-file=<input raw or encoded video> --output-file=<output h264, h265 or mp4>

Optional Arguments

The following arguments are optional:

  • --timestamp-file: Output file containing timestamps in case raw or lraw video, or input timestamp file for h264 input.
  • --useSoftISP: if 1 uses deprecated SoftISP for raw to h264/mp4 conversion, otherwise it uses TegraISP.
  • --denoise: Denoising method to use with SoftISP. Options are 'none' or 'bilateral'. The second is by default.
  • --demosaic: Demosaicing method to use with SoftISP. Options are 'interpolate' or 'downsample'. Default is 'downsample'.
  • --start : Start frame of output video. 0 by default.
  • --duration : Number of frames in output video.
  • --interval : Number of frames to skip per output frame [0-300].
  • --quality : quality factor for rate control [0-50], 0 - best quality, 50 - worse quality.
  • --camera-name : camera name override to be used when searching in the SIPL database.
  • --camera-timeout : Timeout (in microseconds) to read frames from the camera sensor.
  • --verbose : if 1 enables verbose logging from DW
When using h264 to mp4 conversion input video is re-encoded with specified input parameters. If the goal is to wrap the stream with mp4 container as is without changes use muxer_mp4.