Creating Dolby Vision outputs with AWS Elemental MediaConvert - MediaConvert
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Creating Dolby Vision outputs with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Dolby Vision video uses an extended color palette and contrast range with dynamic, per-frame metadata. With AWS Elemental MediaConvert, you can create Profile 5 or Profile 8.1 Dolby Vision outputs from supported sources.

Set up a Dolby Vision job

Use the following steps to set up a Dolby Vision job. For more information about jobs, see Setting up a job in AWS Elemental MediaConvert.

  1. For your input file or files, choose from the following:

    1. MXF file with frame-interleaved Dolby Vision metadata or an XML file.

    2. IMF package (IMP) with frame-interleaved Dolby Vision metadata or an XML file. Also, specify a composition playlist (CPL) file for your input. If your CPL is from an incomplete IMP, choose Supplemental IMPs to specify the location of your supplemental IMPs.

    3. Apple ProRes QuickTime MOV with a Dolby Vision studio metadata XML file.

    4. Any input with an HDR10 YUV color space.

  2. For each output that you want to process with Dolby Vision, do the following:

    • Make sure that your output settings conform to the limitations listed in Dolby Vision input format support and job setting requirements.

    • Enable the Dolby Vision preprocessor.

    • Specify a Dolby Vision Profile from one of the following choices:

      • Profile 5: Includes frame-interleaved Dolby Vision metadata in your output.

      • Profile 8.1: Includes both frame-interleaved Dolby Vision metadata and HDR10 metadata in your output.

  3. Choose an on-demand queue. Your default queue is on-demand.

Dolby Vision input format support and job setting requirements

The tables in this section describe Dolby Vision input format support and job setting requirements for implementation with AWS Elemental MediaConvert.

The following table describes input format requirements for Dolby Vision Profile 5 or Profile 8.1 outputs.

Dolby Vision Profile Supported inputs with Dolby Vision metadata Supported inputs without Dolby Vision metadata
Profile 5

IMF, MXF

  • Video codec: JPEG 2000

  • Input Dolby Vision metadata: Frame-interleaved or XML file

QuickTime (.mov)

  • Video codec: Apple ProRes

  • Input Dolby Vision metadata: XML file

HDR10

  • Video codec: Any capable of carrying HDR10

  • Color space: YUV

Profile 8.1

IMF, MXF

  • Video codec: JPEG 2000

  • Dolby Vision metadata: Frame-interleaved or XML file

QuickTime (.mov)

  • Video codec: Apple ProRes

  • Input Dolby Vision metadata: XML file

None

The following table describes feature limitations and job requirements for Dolby Vision outputs.

Feature Job setting requirement
Dolby Vision Profile 8.1 output Maximum one input video

Maximum one input clip

Queue type

On-demand queue

Input Frame rate All inputs must have the same frame rate. Frame rate conversion is not supported.
Output Frame rate Follow source (default setting)
Image inserter Disabled (default setting)
Motion image inserter Disabled (default setting)
Output Video codec HEVC (H.265)
Output Color metadata Insert (default setting)
Respond to AFD None (default setting)
Output video Resolution (w x h) Maximum width: 4096

Maximum height: 4096

Output video codec Profile Main10/Main or Main10/High
Color corrector preprocessor Disabled (default setting)
Timecode burn-in preprocessor Disabled (default setting)
Noise reducer preprocessor Disabled (default setting)
Output captions Destination type Burn-in captions are not supported.