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This feature is specific to AviSynthPlus.

It is not supported in other AviSynth versions.


These conversion filters are to allow filters that use 16-bit video in a pseudo-8-bit colorspace aka stacked (or lsb) and interleaved format to interact with AviSyth+ high bit depth formats aka HBD. They are intended to serve as a stopgap until more plugins appear supporting true high bit depth.


  • In Stack16 (Stacked 16bit) aka Double Height, the picture is made of two parts: one containing the highest 8 bits (MSB) for each pixel, stacked on top of another containing the lowest 8 bits (LSB), hence the name "Double Height". It's used in Dither tools and many others. (Sometimes in filters is referred as "lsb" only).
  • The Interleaved 16bit aka Double Width is similar to Stack16, but the MSBs and LSBs are horizontally interleaved which is like Native HBD, and it's faster than lsb. It's used in [HDRCore] and it was also used in flash3kyuu_deband, LSMASHSource and other filters before they were updated to support 16bit planar (native HBD).
  • both can be between 9-16 bits not only 16bit

Syntax and Parameters

ConvertToStacked(clip clip ] ) Accepts a 16-bit (HBD) clip and returns 16bit stacked (MSB and LSB stacked one on top of the other in a fake double height "8bit" stream).
ConvertToDoubleWidth(clip clip ] ) Accepts a 16-bit (HBD) clip and returns 16bit interleaved (MSB and LSB interleaved together in a fake double width "8-bit" stream).

clip  clip =
Source clip. Must be native 16 bit: YUV420P16, YUV422P16, YUV444P16, Y16.

ConvertFromStacked(clip clip, int bits ] ) Accepts a stacked clip and returns a HBD clip.
ConvertFromDoubleWidth(clip clip, int bits ] ) Accepts a Double-Width clip and returns a HBD clip.

clip  clip =
Source clip. Must be YV12, YV16, YV24 or Y8.
int  bits = 16
Bit depth of returned clip. Must match the original bit depth. see the 1st examples of both Stacked and DoubleWidth below.


Stacked / lsb

1st example,
## Decoding 10bit, YUV 4:2:0 source
## this is not needed nowadays since LSMASHSource added HBD support
## so nowadays only LWLibavVideoSource(<path>) will did the job
## but just for example, keep in mind that lsb is the slowest 
LWLibavVideoSource(<path>, stacked=true, format="YUV420P10")
## the line below is only if you need to down to 8bit
ConvertBits(8, dither=0) # '0' means on, '-1' means off

2nd example,
## some 16bit HBD clip here
Dfttest(lsb_in=true, lsb=true)
## Continue filtering with 16bit HBD

Double-Width / interleaved format

1st example (F3KDB can work with lsb but Double-Width is faster than lsb),
## this not needed since neo_f3kdb support HBD, but just for example
## 10bit clip here
ConvertBits(16, truerange=false) #convey 10bit clip on 16bit clip with truerange=false
f3kdb(Input_Mode=2, Input_Depth=10, Output_Mode=2, Output_Depth=10)

2nd example,
## 16bit clip here


20170310 r2440 first added
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