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​ ​Video Transcoding

Video Transcoding

Updated 12 days ago ​by Blitline Support


Video transcoding is much more intensive than regular image processing. As such we charge

    Duration of output video in minutes * $0.0389

Each video duration is rounded UP to the nearest minute. 

Currently we only support pre-set transcoding options

This means that you can tell us the "src" of the video, and choose one of the pre-set trancoding options, and an s3_destination and we will perform the transcoding and upload it to your destination.

To transcode a video, you must submit a job with a "pre_process" and a "trancode" node with various options. The results will be similar to a regular job result, with a "video" result, instead of an "image" result. Meta data will be included with all results.

For example, submiting a job:

  "application_id": "YOUR_APP_ID",
  "src": "",
  "src_type": "pre_process_only",
  "v" : 1.22,
  "postback_url" : "YOUR_POSTBACK_URL",
  "pre_process": [
      "transcode": {
        "preset_id" : "System preset generic 720p",
        "video_identifier" : "toms_video",
        "s3_destination" : {
            "bucket" : "YOUR_BUCKET",
            "key" : "grumpy_squirrel/transcoded_out.mp4"

The "transcode" node must contain a "preset_id" from the list of  Trancoding Video Presets

You can enter the "Description" or the "ID" from the list as the "preset_id"
Currently, only "s3_destination" is supported for output.

Example Output:

    "results": {
        "video": {
            "meta": {
                "FileSize": "11 MB",
                "FileModifyDate": "2017-09-20 19:03:34 +0000",
                "FileAccessDate": "2017-09-20 19:03:31 +0000",
                "FileInodeChangeDate": "2017-09-20 19:03:34 +0000",
                "FileType": "MP4",
                "FileTypeExtension": "mp4",
                "MIMEType": "video/mp4",
                "MajorBrand": "MP4  Base Media v1 [IS0 14496-12:2003]",
                "MinorVersion": "0.2.0",
                "CompatibleBrands": ["isom", "iso2", "avc1", "mp41"],
                "MovieHeaderVersion": 0,
                "CreateDate": false,
                "ModifyDate": false,
                "TimeScale": 1000,
                "Duration": "0:00:35",
                "PreferredRate": 1,
                "PreferredVolume": "100.00%",
                "PreviewTime": "0 s",
                "PreviewDuration": "0 s",
                "PosterTime": "0 s",
                "SelectionTime": "0 s",
                "SelectionDuration": "0 s",
                "CurrentTime": "0 s",
                "NextTrackID": 3,
                "TrackHeaderVersion": 0,
                "TrackCreateDate": false,
                "TrackModifyDate": false,
                "TrackID": 1,
                "TrackDuration": "0:00:35",
                "TrackLayer": 0,
                "TrackVolume": "100.00%",
                "Balance": 0,
                "AudioFormat": "mp4a",
                "AudioChannels": 2,
                "AudioBitsPerSample": 16,
                "AudioSampleRate": 44100,
                "MatrixStructure": "1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1",
                "ImageWidth": 1280,
                "ImageHeight": 720,
                "MediaHeaderVersion": 0,
                "MediaCreateDate": false,
                "MediaModifyDate": false,
                "MediaTimeScale": 30000,
                "MediaDuration": "0:00:35",
                "MediaLanguageCode": "und",
                "HandlerDescription": "VideoHandler",
                "GraphicsMode": "srcCopy",
                "OpColor": "0 0 0",
                "CompressorID": "avc1",
                "SourceImageWidth": 1280,
                "SourceImageHeight": 720,
                "XResolution": 72,
                "YResolution": 72,
                "BitDepth": 24,
                "VideoFrameRate": 29.97,
                "HandlerType": "Metadata",
                "HandlerVendorID": "Apple",
                "Encoder": "Lavf57.25.100",
                "MovieDataSize": 11055135,
                "MovieDataOffset": 31086,
                "AvgBitrate": "2.51 Mbps",
                "ImageSize": "1280x720",
                "Megapixels": 0.922,
                "Rotation": 0
            "s3_url": "",
            "video_identifier": "toms_video"

If you need video transcoding presets that aren't available currently, please contact us at and we can try to add a configuration to fit your needs.

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