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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. The images are displayed in the IMAGES section in Studio. You will use these upload images for use in Brightcove Beacon, but must a change to the default ingest profile for proper functionality. The steps shown in the following alert box show you how to make the change. If you do not make the change, the portrait image you are uploading will keep getting sized for a thumbnail and look very poor in your Brightcove Beacon app.

    Use the Studio interface to upload two images. You will decide on an images that represent your video and take the appropriate screenshots that meet the requirements shown above. You will then upload the two images into Video Cloud.

    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: 1500px
    Maximum Width: 2000px Height: 3000px

    The image on the left in the screenshot is an example use of the portrait image. If you see a very pixelated image there you will know the default ingest profile needs to be updated.

    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 three groups, those being:

    • Series/Seasons
    • Live Events
    • Channel Logos

    Details for images of the groups follow.

    Series/Seasons

    For series/seasons a page will appear similar to the following (without the red OPTIONAL text over the Thumbnail, for which you do not need to supply an image):

    studio images UI

    When you encounter this screen, supply a JPEG image for the Portrait Poster, Landscape Poster and Wide banner matching the requirements below. You DO NOT need to supply an image for Thumbnail. If not provided, the Thumbnail image will be generated from the Portrait Poster.

    Image Requirements
    Portrait Poster Poster image (2:3)
    Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 1500px
    Maximum Width: 2000px Height: 3000px
    Landscape Poster Landscape image (16:9):
    Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 563px
    Maximum Width: 4000px Height: 2250px
    Wide Banner Landscape image (21:9):
    Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 428px
    Maximum Width: 4000px Height: 1714px

    Live Events

    For live events a page will appear similar to the following (without the red OPTIONAL text over the Thumbnail and Wide Banner, for which you do not need to supply images):

    studio images UI

    When you encounter this screen, supply a JPEG image for the Portrait Poster and Landscape Poster matching the requirements below. You DO NOT need to supply images for Thumbnail and Wide banner. If not provided, the Thumbnail image will be generated from the Portrait Poster and the Wide banner from the Landscape Poster.

    Image Requirements
    Portrait Poster Poster image (2:3)
    Minimum Width: 1000px Height: 1500px
    Maximum Width: 2000px Height: 3000px
    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 15 Oct 2020