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Images and Their Specifications

In this topic, you will learn of the images required for your Brightcove Beacon Experience. Also detailed are the required image sizes, aspect ratios, etc. Some images are needed for videos ingested into Video Cloud, while others are used in Brightcove Beacon.

Video Cloud images

Whenever a video is ingested into Video Cloud two images are automatically created and shown in the video's properties. The two images created are a Poster and a Thumbnail. This is the IMAGES section in Studio in edit mode.

studio images UI

The Poster and a Thumbnail are placeholders for the images used in Brightcove Beacon. DO NOT follow the recommendations for the images as shown in Video Cloud Studio! Instead, use these guidelines:

Poster Thumbnail
Landscape image (16:9):
Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 563px
Maximum Width: 4000px Height: 2250px
Poster image (2:3)
Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 563px
Maximum Width: 4000px Height: 2250px

You will need to supply your corporate logo for use in the Brightcove Beacon Experience. Follow these guidelines for the image:

Specification Value
Format .png
Aspect Ratio 1:1
Size 1500px x 1500px

Working in Brightcove Beacon

When entering information in Brightcove Beacon, you will be asked for Non-Textual Data. This means images for the assets you are currently creating. These images can be broken down into two groups, those being:

  • Series/Seasons/Live Events
  • Channel Logos

Details for images of the groups are detailed next.

Series/Seasons/Live Events

For series/seasons/live events a page will appear similar to the following (without the big red Xs over the Thumbnail and Wide banner, for which you do not need to supply images):

studio images UI

When you encounter this screen, supply an image for the Portrait Poster and Landscape Poster matching the requirements below. You DO NOT need to supply images for Thumbnail and Wide banner.

Image Requirements
Portrait Poster Poster image (2:3)
Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 563px
Maximum Width: 4000px Height: 2250px
Landscape Poster Landscape image (16:9):
Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 563px
Maximum Width: 4000px Height: 2250px

Channel logos

Channel logo images are composed of a thumbnail background and an image (with or without transparency), both with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The following diagram shows how channel logos are created:

channel logo creation

This is the Non-Textual Data form you will see for when creating a new channel:

channel logo creation

The size requirements are detailed in the table.

Image Requirements
Channel logo images Landscape image (16:9):
Required Size Width: 1000px Height: 563px

Page last updated on 04 Apr 2020