PySceneDetect Manual

This manual refers to both the PySceneDetect command-line interface (the scenedetect command) and the PySceneDetect Python API (the scenedetect module). The latest release of PySceneDetect can be installed via pip install scenedetect[opencv], or Windows builds and source releases can be found at Note that PySceneDetect requires ffmpeg or mkvmerge for video splitting support.


If you see any errors in this manual, or have any recommendations, feel free to raise an issue on the PySceneDetect issue tracker.

The latest source code for PySceneDetect can be found on Github at

Table of Contents

scenedetect Command Reference 🖥️

scenedetect Python Module 🐍

Indices and Tables