Example AWS Elemental MediaConvert job settings in JSON - MediaConvert
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Example AWS Elemental MediaConvert job settings in JSON

The job settings in these examples represent the simplest valid jobs you can run. They work well for experimenting with the service. When you want to perform more complex transcodes or create different outputs, use the console to set up your job and to generate your JSON job specification. To do so, in the Job pane on the left, under Job settings, choose Show job JSON.

For more information about submitting your job programmatically, see one of the introductory topics of the AWS Elemental MediaConvert API Reference:

Important

We recommend that you use the MediaConvert console to generate your production JSON job specification.

Your job specification must conform to validation by the transcoding engine. The transcoding engine validations represent complex dependencies among groups of settings and dependencies between your transcoding settings and properties of your input files. The MediaConvert console functions as an interactive job builder to make it easy to create valid job JSON specifications. You can use job templates and output presets to get started quickly.

To use these examples, replace the following placeholder values with actual values:

  • ROLE HERE

  • s3://INPUT HERE

  • s3://OUTPUT HERE

Example—mp4 output

{ "UserMetadata": {}, "Role": "ROLE ARN", "Settings": { "OutputGroups": [ { "Name": "File Group", "OutputGroupSettings": { "Type": "FILE_GROUP_SETTINGS", "FileGroupSettings": { "Destination": "s3://bucket/out" } }, "Outputs": [ { "VideoDescription": { "ScalingBehavior": "DEFAULT", "TimecodeInsertion": "DISABLED", "AntiAlias": "ENABLED", "Sharpness": 50, "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "H_264", "H264Settings": { "InterlaceMode": "PROGRESSIVE", "NumberReferenceFrames": 3, "Syntax": "DEFAULT", "Softness": 0, "GopClosedCadence": 1, "GopSize": 48, "Slices": 1, "GopBReference": "DISABLED", "SlowPal": "DISABLED", "SpatialAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "TemporalAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "FlickerAdaptiveQuantization": "DISABLED", "EntropyEncoding": "CABAC", "Bitrate": 4500000, "FramerateControl": "SPECIFIED", "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "HIGH", "Telecine": "NONE", "MinIInterval": 0, "AdaptiveQuantization": "HIGH", "CodecLevel": "LEVEL_4_1", "FieldEncoding": "PAFF", "SceneChangeDetect": "ENABLED", "QualityTuningLevel": "SINGLE_PASS_HQ", "FramerateConversionAlgorithm": "DUPLICATE_DROP", "UnregisteredSeiTimecode": "DISABLED", "GopSizeUnits": "FRAMES", "ParControl": "INITIALIZE_FROM_SOURCE", "NumberBFramesBetweenReferenceFrames": 3, "RepeatPps": "DISABLED", "HrdBufferSize": 9000000, "HrdBufferInitialFillPercentage": 90, "FramerateNumerator": 24000, "FramerateDenominator": 1001 } }, "AfdSignaling": "NONE", "DropFrameTimecode": "ENABLED", "RespondToAfd": "NONE", "ColorMetadata": "INSERT", "Width": 1920, "Height": 1080 }, "AudioDescriptions": [ { "AudioTypeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT", "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "AAC", "AacSettings": { "AudioDescriptionBroadcasterMix": "NORMAL", "Bitrate": 96000, "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "LC", "CodingMode": "CODING_MODE_2_0", "RawFormat": "NONE", "SampleRate": 48000, "Specification": "MPEG4" } }, "LanguageCodeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT" } ], "ContainerSettings": { "Container": "MP4", "Mp4Settings": { "CslgAtom": "INCLUDE", "FreeSpaceBox": "EXCLUDE", "MoovPlacement": "PROGRESSIVE_DOWNLOAD" } } } ] } ], "AdAvailOffset": 0, "Inputs": [ { "AudioSelectors": { "Audio Selector 1": { "Tracks": [ 1 ], "Offset": 0, "DefaultSelection": "DEFAULT", "SelectorType": "TRACK", "ProgramSelection": 1 }, "Audio Selector 2": { "Tracks": [ 2 ], "Offset": 0, "DefaultSelection": "NOT_DEFAULT", "SelectorType": "TRACK", "ProgramSelection": 1 } }, "VideoSelector": { "ColorSpace": "FOLLOW" }, "FilterEnable": "AUTO", "PsiControl": "USE_PSI", "FilterStrength": 0, "DeblockFilter": "DISABLED", "DenoiseFilter": "DISABLED", "TimecodeSource": "EMBEDDED", "FileInput": "s3://input" } ] } }

Example—ABR output

{ "UserMetadata": {}, "Role": "ROLE ARN", "Settings": { "OutputGroups": [ { "Name": "Apple HLS", "Outputs": [ { "ContainerSettings": { "Container": "M3U8", "M3u8Settings": { "AudioFramesPerPes": 2, "PcrControl": "PCR_EVERY_PES_PACKET", "PmtPid": 480, "PrivateMetadataPid": 503, "ProgramNumber": 1, "PatInterval": 100, "PmtInterval": 100, "VideoPid": 481, "AudioPids": [ 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492 ] } }, "VideoDescription": { "Width": 1920, "Height": 1080, "VideoPreprocessors": { "Deinterlacer": { "Algorithm": "INTERPOLATE", "Mode": "DEINTERLACE" } }, "AntiAlias": "ENABLED", "Sharpness": 100, "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "H_264", "H264Settings": { "InterlaceMode": "PROGRESSIVE", "ParNumerator": 1, "NumberReferenceFrames": 3, "Softness": 0, "FramerateDenominator": 1001, "GopClosedCadence": 1, "GopSize": 90, "Slices": 1, "HrdBufferSize": 12500000, "ParDenominator": 1, "SpatialAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "TemporalAdaptiveQuantization": "DISABLED", "FlickerAdaptiveQuantization": "DISABLED", "EntropyEncoding": "CABAC", "Bitrate": 8500000, "FramerateControl": "SPECIFIED", "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "HIGH", "Telecine": "NONE", "FramerateNumerator": 30000, "MinIInterval": 0, "AdaptiveQuantization": "MEDIUM", "CodecLevel": "LEVEL_4", "SceneChangeDetect": "ENABLED", "QualityTuningLevel": "SINGLE_PASS_HQ", "GopSizeUnits": "FRAMES", "ParControl": "SPECIFIED", "NumberBFramesBetweenReferenceFrames": 3, "HrdBufferInitialFillPercentage": 90, "Syntax": "DEFAULT" } }, "AfdSignaling": "NONE", "DropFrameTimecode": "ENABLED", "RespondToAfd": "NONE", "ColorMetadata": "INSERT" }, "AudioDescriptions": [ { "AudioTypeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT", "AudioSourceName": "Audio Selector 1", "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "AAC", "AacSettings": { "Bitrate": 128000, "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "LC", "CodingMode": "CODING_MODE_2_0", "SampleRate": 48000 } }, "LanguageCodeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT" } ], "NameModifier": "_high" }, { "VideoDescription": { "ScalingBehavior": "DEFAULT", "TimecodeInsertion": "DISABLED", "AntiAlias": "ENABLED", "Sharpness": 50, "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "H_264", "H264Settings": { "InterlaceMode": "PROGRESSIVE", "NumberReferenceFrames": 3, "Syntax": "DEFAULT", "Softness": 0, "GopClosedCadence": 1, "GopSize": 90, "Slices": 1, "GopBReference": "DISABLED", "SlowPal": "DISABLED", "SpatialAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "TemporalAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "FlickerAdaptiveQuantization": "DISABLED", "EntropyEncoding": "CABAC", "Bitrate": 7500000, "FramerateControl": "INITIALIZE_FROM_SOURCE", "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "MAIN", "Telecine": "NONE", "MinIInterval": 0, "AdaptiveQuantization": "HIGH", "CodecLevel": "AUTO", "FieldEncoding": "PAFF", "SceneChangeDetect": "ENABLED", "QualityTuningLevel": "SINGLE_PASS", "FramerateConversionAlgorithm": "DUPLICATE_DROP", "UnregisteredSeiTimecode": "DISABLED", "GopSizeUnits": "FRAMES", "ParControl": "INITIALIZE_FROM_SOURCE", "NumberBFramesBetweenReferenceFrames": 2, "RepeatPps": "DISABLED" } }, "AfdSignaling": "NONE", "DropFrameTimecode": "ENABLED", "RespondToAfd": "NONE", "ColorMetadata": "INSERT", "Width": 1280, "Height": 720 }, "AudioDescriptions": [ { "AudioTypeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT", "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "AAC", "AacSettings": { "AudioDescriptionBroadcasterMix": "NORMAL", "Bitrate": 96000, "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "LC", "CodingMode": "CODING_MODE_2_0", "RawFormat": "NONE", "SampleRate": 48000, "Specification": "MPEG4" } }, "LanguageCodeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT" } ], "OutputSettings": { "HlsSettings": { "AudioGroupId": "program_audio", "AudioRenditionSets": "program_audio", "IFrameOnlyManifest": "EXCLUDE" } }, "ContainerSettings": { "Container": "M3U8", "M3u8Settings": { "AudioFramesPerPes": 4, "PcrControl": "PCR_EVERY_PES_PACKET", "PmtPid": 480, "PrivateMetadataPid": 503, "ProgramNumber": 1, "PatInterval": 0, "PmtInterval": 0, "Scte35Source": "NONE", "Scte35Pid": 500, "TimedMetadata": "NONE", "TimedMetadataPid": 502, "VideoPid": 481, "AudioPids": [ 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492 ] } }, "NameModifier": "_med" }, { "VideoDescription": { "ScalingBehavior": "DEFAULT", "TimecodeInsertion": "DISABLED", "AntiAlias": "ENABLED", "Sharpness": 100, "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "H_264", "H264Settings": { "InterlaceMode": "PROGRESSIVE", "NumberReferenceFrames": 3, "Syntax": "DEFAULT", "Softness": 0, "GopClosedCadence": 1, "GopSize": 90, "Slices": 1, "GopBReference": "DISABLED", "SlowPal": "DISABLED", "SpatialAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "TemporalAdaptiveQuantization": "ENABLED", "FlickerAdaptiveQuantization": "DISABLED", "EntropyEncoding": "CABAC", "Bitrate": 3500000, "FramerateControl": "INITIALIZE_FROM_SOURCE", "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "MAIN", "Telecine": "NONE", "MinIInterval": 0, "AdaptiveQuantization": "HIGH", "CodecLevel": "LEVEL_3_1", "FieldEncoding": "PAFF", "SceneChangeDetect": "ENABLED", "QualityTuningLevel": "SINGLE_PASS_HQ", "FramerateConversionAlgorithm": "DUPLICATE_DROP", "UnregisteredSeiTimecode": "DISABLED", "GopSizeUnits": "FRAMES", "ParControl": "INITIALIZE_FROM_SOURCE", "NumberBFramesBetweenReferenceFrames": 2, "RepeatPps": "DISABLED" } }, "AfdSignaling": "NONE", "DropFrameTimecode": "ENABLED", "RespondToAfd": "NONE", "ColorMetadata": "INSERT", "Width": 960, "Height": 540 }, "AudioDescriptions": [ { "AudioTypeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT", "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "AAC", "AacSettings": { "AudioDescriptionBroadcasterMix": "NORMAL", "Bitrate": 96000, "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "LC", "CodingMode": "CODING_MODE_2_0", "RawFormat": "NONE", "SampleRate": 48000, "Specification": "MPEG4" } }, "LanguageCodeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT" } ], "OutputSettings": { "HlsSettings": { "AudioGroupId": "program_audio", "AudioRenditionSets": "program_audio", "IFrameOnlyManifest": "EXCLUDE" } }, "ContainerSettings": { "Container": "M3U8", "M3u8Settings": { "AudioFramesPerPes": 4, "PcrControl": "PCR_EVERY_PES_PACKET", "PmtPid": 480, "PrivateMetadataPid": 503, "ProgramNumber": 1, "PatInterval": 0, "PmtInterval": 0, "Scte35Source": "NONE", "Scte35Pid": 500, "TimedMetadata": "NONE", "TimedMetadataPid": 502, "VideoPid": 481, "AudioPids": [ 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492 ] } }, "NameModifier": "_low" } ], "OutputGroupSettings": { "Type": "HLS_GROUP_SETTINGS", "HlsGroupSettings": { "ManifestDurationFormat": "INTEGER", "SegmentLength": 10, "TimedMetadataId3Period": 10, "CaptionLanguageSetting": "OMIT", "Destination": "s3://bucket/hls1/master", "TimedMetadataId3Frame": "PRIV", "CodecSpecification": "RFC_4281", "OutputSelection": "MANIFESTS_AND_SEGMENTS", "ProgramDateTimePeriod": 600, "MinSegmentLength": 0, "DirectoryStructure": "SINGLE_DIRECTORY", "ProgramDateTime": "EXCLUDE", "SegmentControl": "SEGMENTED_FILES", "ManifestCompression": "NONE", "ClientCache": "ENABLED", "StreamInfResolution": "INCLUDE" } } } ], "AdAvailOffset": 0, "Inputs": [ { "AudioSelectors": { "Audio Selector 1": { "Tracks": [ 1 ], "Offset": 0, "DefaultSelection": "DEFAULT", "SelectorType": "TRACK", "ProgramSelection": 1 }, "Audio Selector 2": { "Tracks": [ 2 ], "Offset": 0, "DefaultSelection": "NOT_DEFAULT", "SelectorType": "TRACK", "ProgramSelection": 1 } }, "VideoSelector": { "ColorSpace": "FOLLOW" }, "FilterEnable": "AUTO", "PsiControl": "USE_PSI", "FilterStrength": 0, "DeblockFilter": "DISABLED", "DenoiseFilter": "DISABLED", "TimecodeSource": "EMBEDDED", "FileInput": "s3://INPUT" } ] } }

Example—automated ABR

This example JSON job specification specifies an automated ABR stack in Apple HLS. In addition to specifying the automated ABR settings, it explicitly sets these values:

  • Accelerated transcoding Mode to PREFERRED

  • rateControlMode to QVBR

  • qualityTuningLevel to MULTI_PASS_HQ

For information about the automated ABR settings, see Using automated ABR.

{ "UserMetadata": {}, "Role": "ROLE ARN", "Settings": { "TimecodeConfig": { "Source": "ZEROBASED" }, "OutputGroups": [ { "Name": "Apple HLS", "Outputs": [ { "ContainerSettings": { "Container": "M3U8", "M3u8Settings": { "AudioFramesPerPes": 4, "PcrControl": "PCR_EVERY_PES_PACKET", "PmtPid": 480, "PrivateMetadataPid": 503, "ProgramNumber": 1, "PatInterval": 0, "PmtInterval": 0, "Scte35Source": "NONE", "NielsenId3": "NONE", "TimedMetadata": "NONE", "VideoPid": 481, "AudioPids": [ 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492 ] } }, "VideoDescription": { "ScalingBehavior": "DEFAULT", "TimecodeInsertion": "DISABLED", "AntiAlias": "ENABLED", "Sharpness": 50, "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "H_264", "H264Settings": { "InterlaceMode": "PROGRESSIVE", "NumberReferenceFrames": 3, "Syntax": "DEFAULT", "Softness": 0, "FramerateDenominator": 1, "GopClosedCadence": 1, "GopSize": 60, "Slices": 2, "GopBReference": "DISABLED", "EntropyEncoding": "CABAC", "FramerateControl": "SPECIFIED", "RateControlMode": "QVBR", "CodecProfile": "MAIN", "Telecine": "NONE", "FramerateNumerator": 30, "MinIInterval": 0, "AdaptiveQuantization": "AUTO", "CodecLevel": "AUTO", "FieldEncoding": "PAFF", "SceneChangeDetect": "ENABLED", "QualityTuningLevel": "MULTI_PASS_HQ", "FramerateConversionAlgorithm": "DUPLICATE_DROP", "UnregisteredSeiTimecode": "DISABLED", "GopSizeUnits": "FRAMES", "ParControl": "INITIALIZE_FROM_SOURCE", "NumberBFramesBetweenReferenceFrames": 2, "RepeatPps": "DISABLED", "DynamicSubGop": "STATIC" } }, "AfdSignaling": "NONE", "DropFrameTimecode": "ENABLED", "RespondToAfd": "NONE", "ColorMetadata": "INSERT" }, "OutputSettings": { "HlsSettings": { "AudioGroupId": "program_audio", "AudioRenditionSets": "program_audio", "AudioOnlyContainer": "AUTOMATIC", "IFrameOnlyManifest": "EXCLUDE" } }, "NameModifier": "video" }, { "ContainerSettings": { "Container": "M3U8", "M3u8Settings": { "AudioFramesPerPes": 4, "PcrControl": "PCR_EVERY_PES_PACKET", "PmtPid": 480, "PrivateMetadataPid": 503, "ProgramNumber": 1, "PatInterval": 0, "PmtInterval": 0, "Scte35Source": "NONE", "NielsenId3": "NONE", "TimedMetadata": "NONE", "TimedMetadataPid": 502, "VideoPid": 481, "AudioPids": [ 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492 ] } }, "AudioDescriptions": [ { "AudioTypeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT", "AudioSourceName": "Audio Selector 1", "CodecSettings": { "Codec": "AAC", "AacSettings": { "AudioDescriptionBroadcasterMix": "NORMAL", "Bitrate": 96000, "RateControlMode": "CBR", "CodecProfile": "LC", "CodingMode": "CODING_MODE_2_0", "RawFormat": "NONE", "SampleRate": 48000, "Specification": "MPEG4" } }, "LanguageCodeControl": "FOLLOW_INPUT" } ], "OutputSettings": { "HlsSettings": { "AudioGroupId": "program_audio", "AudioTrackType": "ALTERNATE_AUDIO_AUTO_SELECT_DEFAULT", "AudioOnlyContainer": "AUTOMATIC", "IFrameOnlyManifest": "EXCLUDE" } }, "NameModifier": "audio" } ], "OutputGroupSettings": { "Type": "HLS_GROUP_SETTINGS", "HlsGroupSettings": { "ManifestDurationFormat": "FLOATING_POINT", "SegmentLength": 10, "TimedMetadataId3Period": 10, "CaptionLanguageSetting": "OMIT", "Destination": "s3://DOC-EXAMPLE-BUCKET1/main", "TimedMetadataId3Frame": "PRIV", "CodecSpecification": "RFC_4281", "OutputSelection": "MANIFESTS_AND_SEGMENTS", "ProgramDateTimePeriod": 600, "MinSegmentLength": 0, "MinFinalSegmentLength": 0, "DirectoryStructure": "SINGLE_DIRECTORY", "ProgramDateTime": "EXCLUDE", "SegmentControl": "SEGMENTED_FILES", "ManifestCompression": "NONE", "ClientCache": "ENABLED", "AudioOnlyHeader": "INCLUDE", "StreamInfResolution": "INCLUDE" } }, "AutomatedEncodingSettings": { "AbrSettings": { "MaxRenditions": 6, "MaxAbrBitrate": 5000000, "MinAbrBitrate": 300000 } } } ], "AdAvailOffset": 0, "Inputs": [ { "AudioSelectors": { "Audio Selector 1": { "Offset": 0, "DefaultSelection": "DEFAULT", "ProgramSelection": 1 } }, "VideoSelector": { "ColorSpace": "FOLLOW", "Rotate": "DEGREE_0", "AlphaBehavior": "DISCARD" }, "FilterEnable": "AUTO", "PsiControl": "USE_PSI", "FilterStrength": 0, "DeblockFilter": "DISABLED", "DenoiseFilter": "DISABLED", "InputScanType": "AUTO", "TimecodeSource": "ZEROBASED", "FileInput": "s3://DOC-EXAMPLE-BUCKET/test.mov" } ] }, "AccelerationSettings": { "Mode": "PREFERRED" }, "StatusUpdateInterval": "SECONDS_60", "Priority": 0 }