AWS Elemental MediaConvert
User Guide

Transcoding Only a Portion of Your Input (Input Clipping)

You can select portions of your input file (clips) to be transcoded to your outputs, excluding the rest of the input file.

To set up input clipping:

  1. Open the advanced settings pane on your input settings.

  2. Select Add input clipping .

  3. Enter the starting and ending timecodes for each clip that you want included.

    Make sure that you provide the timecodes in the format that you have selected for the timecode source. For example, if you set the timecode source to be "system clock", you would not define the start timecode for a clip thirty seconds in as "00:00:30".

    For more information on timecode source, see Setting Up the Timecode.

  4. If you specify more than one clip, they will all appear in the output, one after the other, in the order that you have specified them.

Note that you specify input clips on the input of the job, so every output of the job will include the same portions of the input file. If you want two outputs with different sections of the same input file, you accomplish this by creating two jobs with different input clips defined.


If you want to join more than one input file into a single output (input stitching), you can do so by specifying more than one input. Inputs are joined together in the order that they are specified.