Creating Legacy Ingest Profiles

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Administration
Ingest Profiles

This topic provides an overview of how to create custom ingest profiles for use with Legacy transcoding.

 

The Ingest Profiles administration page can be used to create new legacy ingest profiles. Ingest profiles are defined using JSON. When creating a new legacy profile, it is helpful to review the Standard Ingest Profiles for Legacy Transcoding document and locate a profile similar to what you need. Then, in Studio, you can easily duplicate the profile and then edit it with your changes.

Note: For information on creating ingest profiles that use DRM, see the MPEG-DASH Video developer document.

Note: Each profile can create a maximum of 25 renditions.  Poster and thumbnail images do count towards the maximum of 25. 

To create a new legacy ingest profile:

  1. Click the ADMIN link in the Studio header.
  2. Click the Ingest Profiles link.
  3. Locate a legacy profile to duplicate. Click the profile name to open the profile editor.
  4. Click Duplicate Profile. The profile editor will open with the new profile.
  5. Scroll to the top of the profile. Edit the name element to give the profile a meaningful name. This name will be displayed inside Video Cloud Studio.
  6. Edit the description element to give the profile a meaningful description.
  7. Edit the rendition information as needed. The default size for the poster and thumbnail images is located at the end of the profile.
  8. Click Save.

Adding a watermark to a profile

A watermark can be added to each rendition by adding the watermarks element to each rendition:

       watermarks": [{ "y": -20, "x": -10, "width": "20%", "url": "http://www.mysite.com/companylogo.png" }]
       

The watermarks element has the following parameters.

Parameter Type Description
url string URL for the watermark image
width string width in pixels or percent of frame width; e.g. 20 or 10%
height string height in pixels or percent of frame width; e.g. 20 or 10%
x string distance from left edge to center of image as pixels or percent of frame width; e.g. 20 or 10% (use negative values like -10 to position the watermark relative to the right edge)
y string distance from top edge to center if image as pixels or percent of frame height; e.g. 20 or 10% (use negative values like -10 to position the watermark relative to the bottom edge)
 

A sample profile with a watermark is shown below: