GhostPads are useful when organizing pipelines with GstBin like elements. The idea here is to create hierarchical element graphs. The bin element contains a sub-graph. Now one would like to treat the bin-element like any other GstElement This is where GhostPads come into play. A GhostPad acts as a proxy for another pad. Thus the bin can have sink and source ghost-pads that are associated with sink and source pads of the child elements.