Ingest Profiles Fields Reference

This is a reference to fields for ingest profiles for Dynamic Delivery (DD) and Context Aware Encoding (CAE).

Profile fields

Top-Level Profile Options
Property Type Description DD CAE Default
id string The profile id (read-only) none
version integer The profile version (read-only) none
account_id integer The Video Cloud account id none
name string The profile name - must be unique within the account none
description string The profile description none
date_created integer (epoch timestamp (milliseconds) Date profile was created (read-only) none
date_last_modified integer (epoch timestamp in milliseconds) Date profile was last modified (read-only) none
brightcove_standard boolean Read-only - false for all custom profiles false
digital_master object Defines if and how to archive a digital master {}
dynamic_origin object Defines renditions and images {}
renditions array Array of rendition objects; not used for DD or CAE, so will be an empty array for these profiles []

Digital master fields

The digital_master object defines if and how to store a digital master that you can use for retranscoding later. See Archiving Masters for details.

Digital Master Fields
Property Type Description DD CAE Default
rendition string The rendition to archive - either passthrough or none are the only options for DD and CAE profiles passthrough
distribute boolean Whether the digital_master should be pushed to the CDN to available for playback; this option does not currently work for DD or CAE profiles and will revert to false if you set it to true false

Dynamic Origin Fields

Dynamic Origin Fields
Property Type Description DD CAE Default
renditions array Array of renditions to be produced; for CAE, only include any audio-only renditions you want. See the available renditions you can select from []
images array Array of image objects for the poster and thumbnail []
dynamic_profile_options object Defines rendition options for CAE profiles {}

Image fields

Image Fields
Property Type Description DD CAE Default
label string The image type: either poster or thumbnail none
height number Height of the image in pixels none
width number Width of the image in pixels none

Dynamic Profile Options Fields

The dynamic profile options fields provide guidelines for rendition creation when you are using Context Aware Encoding.

Dynamic Profile Options
Property Type Description DD CAE Default
deinterlace String Determines whether or not to apply a deinterlacing filter. Default is detect – if the input file is detected as interlaced, it will be deinterlaced. Set this to on to force deinterlacing (which will reduce quality if the input is not interlaced), or off to avoid deinterlacing. detect
deinterlace_mode String If not included or set to frame-to-frame, Video Cloud outputs will match the framerate of the input file. If set to field-to-frame, Video Cloud will double the framerate of the input file for the output. If you manually set framerate to double the framerate of the input file, Video Cloud will automatically set deinterlace_mode to field-to-frame and double the framerate for the output. frame-to-frame
video_codecs Array For mixed-codec outputs, an array of the codecs to create renditions for. Currently, the allowed item values are h264 and hevc [2-1] none
video_codec_options Array For mixed-codec outputs, an object specifying the options for each codec. Each property is an object with the name h264 or hevc, its properties are the set the constraints for renditions for that codec. The allowed properties for these objects are:
  • min_renditions required
  • min_bitrate
  • max_bitrate
  • max_first_rendition_bitrate
  • min_resolution
  • max_resolution
  • max_first_rendition_resolution
[2-2] none
min_renditions Number The minimum number of renditions that should be created (required) none
max_renditions Number The maximum number of renditions that should be created (required) none
min_resolution object The minimum resolution for renditions none
min_resolution.width number The minimum width for renditions in pixels none
min_resolution.height number The minimum height for renditions in pixels none
max_resolution object The maximum resolution for renditions defaults to source resolution
max_resolution.width number The maximum width for renditions in pixels source width
max_resolution.height number The maximum height for renditions in pixels source height
max_bitrate number The maximum bitrate for renditions in kbps source bitrate
max_first_rendition_bitrate number The maximum bitrate for the lowest bitrate rendition in kbps source bitrate
max_frame_rate number The maximum frame rate for renditions in fps 30
keyframe_rate number The number of keyframes per second for renditions (So a value of 0.5 would result in one keyframe every two seconds; a value of 3 would result in three keyframes per second) 0.5
select_baseline_profile_configuration boolean At least one rendition used in the profile will be baseline profile false
select_distinct_configurations boolean If true, CAE will ensure that no two renditions use the same combination of: resolution, frame rate, and codec profile false
watermarks array Array of watermark objects specifying one or more watermarks to be added to renditions false

Notes

  • [2-1] Required if video_codec_options is present. See HEVC Video for more information.
  • [2-2] Required if video_codecs is present. See HEVC Video for more information.
  • Watermark Fields

    Watermark images are burned into each video frame in the lower right corner.

    Watermark Sample
    Property Type Description Default
    url string url for the image none
    width string[3-2] width of the watermark as pixels or a percentage of the frame width - e.g. 20%[3-1] none
    height string[3-2] height of the watermark as pixels or a percentage of the frame height - e.g. 10%[3-1] none
    x string[3-2] distance from the left edge of the video frame to the center of the watermark as pixels or a percentage of the frame width none
    y string[3-2] distance from the top edge of the video frame to the center of the watermark as pixels or a percentage of the frame width none

    Notes

    • [3-1] If you specify the width only, the image aspect ratio will be maintained automatically
    • [3-2] Although the width, height, x, and y fields are string values; they contain numbers (pixels or percentage)