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The mkstill command is used to generate still images from a picture. The static image is displayed when the decoder is not receiving a video stream.

The supported source formats for the static image are JPEG and PNG.


The maximum size of the source image is 2048x2048 pixels.

The resulting still image files are stored on the Makito X Series file system under /usr/share/haivision/still_images.


mkstill <infile> resolution [-f]


The name of the image file to convert into a still image.



Specifies the desired resolution of the still image.
Supported values include:

  • 1080 for 1920x1080
  • 720 for 1280x720
  • 480, NTSC for 720x480
  • 576, PAL for 720x576
  • VGA for 640x480
  • SVGA for 800x600
  • XGA for 1024x768
  • XGA+ for 1152x864
  • WXGA for 1280x768
  • WXGA2 for 1280x800
  • SXGA for 1280x1024
  • WXGA3 for 1360x768
  • WXGA4 for 1366x768
  • WXGA+ for 1440x900
  • SXGA+ for 1400x1050
  • HD+ for 1600x900
  • UXGA for 1600x1200
  • WSXGA+ for 1680x1050
  • WUXGA for 1920x1200


Forces overwrite of the still image at the destination. 


# mkstill myimage.jpg resolution=1080

Converts the image file myimage.jpg into a 1920x1080 still image.

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