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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 12 Jun 2020