Post-production activities for videos

After Amazon Elemental processes your video, you can perform two post-production activities: select a thumbnail, and configure an advertising stream.

Editing and selecting thumbnails for videos

Depending on your Brightspot configuration, AWS Elemental provides thumbnails you can select as a promo for your video. If there are multiple thumbnails, Brightspot uses the first one for the promo.

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Thumbnails generated from a video

To edit or select a thumbnail:

  1. Create a new video as described in Submitting a video to AWS Elemental, or open an existing video provided by AWS Elemental.
  2. Under Main, click Thumbnails. A list of available thumbnails appears (see the illustration Thumbnails generated from a video).
  3. If you want to add alt text to a thumbnail, do the following:
    1. Select List View.
    2. In the Alt Text field, enter the alt text.
  4. If you want to manually add a thumbnail, do the following:
    1. Under Thumbnails, click add_circle_outline.
    2. To add a one-off thumbnail, select One-Off Image.
    3. To add a shared thumbnail, select Shared.
    4. Complete the form.
  5. If you want to delete a thumbnail, click remove.
  6. To change the thumbnail that Brightspot uses for the video, drag it to the first position in the list of thumbnails.
  7. Complete your site’s workflow and publish the video.

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Configuring MediaConvert

Configuring ads for delivery during video playback

If you are registered with an ad service such as Google’s Doubleclick For Publishers (DFP), you can push ads to your visitors during video playbacks. You can rely on the ad service’s default ad-selection logic, or you can provide custom selection criteria.

To deliver ads during video playback:

  1. Create a new video as described in Submitting a video to AWS Elemental, or open an existing video provided by AWS Elemental.

  2. Under Main, under Advanced, expand MediaTailor.

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  3. From the MediaTailor Configuration list, select Select.

  4. In the selection field, select one of the available MediaTailor configurations.

  5. Complete your site’s workflow and publish the video.

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