Transcode Video Zibot Settings

    Summary: This Zibot will automatically transcode video files uploaded within your Google Drive or Dropbox folder into selected output format. The Transcode Video Zibot can be used in a single flow or as part of a multi-step flow.

    If you don't know what Zibots or Flows are, please visit our glossary page.

    Where is the feature setup? TheTranscode Video Zibot can be applied inside the Zibot step when creating or amending a Flow. Ziflow is able to automatically transcode uploaded video files based on your cloud storage events. 

     

    Transcode Video Event configuration

    Before you create your first automation, you'll need to connect your Google Drive/Dropbox personal/Dropbox Businesses. Start by entering the Connect tab and pressing a Create flow button located in the right upper corner of a dashboard. Name your flow (eg. Transcode every uploaded video to Full HD 1080p) and select previously added cloud storage connection. Alternatively, you can add a new cloud connection from this page as well.

    Next, select type of the event that is going to trigger the automation:

    There are 3 types of events who can choose from (4th one which is New folder is created is dedicated for other Zibots)

    1. File is added to a folder - select this event if you want to convert files that are being added to the storage
    2. File is modified - select this event if you want to convert files that are being modified (eg. name is changed)
    3. File is deleted - select this event if you want to convert files that are removed from the storage to a PDF format

    Next, we are going to “Set up details” for your event.  Please see "Understanding event settings" for more information.

    The above settings let you narrow down files that will trigger the automation later on. You can decide which files, uploaded where and by whom will trigger later actions. Once you're done with adjusting the trigger settings, click the "Next" button and proceed with Zibot configuration.

     

    Transcode Video Zibot Configuration

    You'll be presented with a list of available Zibots, select the Transcode Video option.

    When you select the Transcode Video action as part of your flow, you will see the following window.

       

    1. Source file - Ziflow is asking what the input file will be ie. the file you want to be converted into a different video format. You have two options.
      File that triggered this flow - this means a file that is moved/changed or created in a certain location is the source file.
      File that is the result of the previous action - this option will become available if you have set up a multi-stage flow. It is basically asking if the input file will be coming from a previous action in the flow.
    2. Output format - What format do you want the Video Zibot to output? Choose from: Mobile, Standard Web, Mid Web, HD720p or Full HD 1080p
    3. Target folder - The Image Zibot is asking you where to put the video/s that it creates. You can browse to the area on your cloud storage where you want the video/s to be delivered.
      If you are using a multi-step flow the “Output folder from previous Zibot” will display and if selected the Video Zibot will use the same output folder as the previous Zibot in the flow. 

     

    Transcode Settings

    We are sometimes asked for a breakdown of the different settings so that the user is confident in picking the correct option. We will break out all the settings below.

    The options we present in our interface are the most commonly requested formats. If you require a different video output then please do contact our support department and we will do our best to help.

    Mobile:

    Width = 480

    Height = 320

    Audio-bitrate = 128

    Audio-sample-rate = 44100

    Max-video-bitrate = 1500

    Max-frame-rate = 30

    Standard Web:

    Standard_Web

    Width = 640

    Height = 360

    Audio-bitrate = 96

    Max-video-bitrate = 1200

    H264-Profile = MAIN

    H264-video-codec = H264

    Key-frame-rate = 2

    Audio-codec = AAC

    Max-frame-rate = 30

    Mid Web:

    Width = 960

    Height = 540

    Max-video-bitrate = 1500

    H264-Profile = MAIN

    H264-video-codec = H264

    Key-frame-rate = 2

    Audio-codec = AAC

    Max-frame-rate = 30

    HD 720p:

    Width = 1280

    Height = 720

    Audio-bitrate = 128

    Max-video-bitrate = 4000

    H264-Profile = MAIN

    H264-video-codec = H264

    Key-frame-rate = 2

    Audio-codec = AAC

    Max-frame-rate = 30

     Full HD 1080p:

    Width = 1920

    Height = 1080

    Audio-bitrate = 192

    Max-video-bitrate = 8000

    H264-Profile = HIGH

    H264-video-codec = H264

    Key-frame-rate = 2

    Audio-codec = AAC

    Audio-channel = STEREO

    Max-frame-rate = 30

     

    Additional Information:

    • The Video Zibot cannot be the first Zibot in a flow if your trigger event is “a new folder is created in a folder” (because the Zibot cannot make a Video of a folder).

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