Image Processing – Scaling Content - AWS Elemental Live

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Image Processing – Scaling Content


Scaling content is typically applied to adjust source content to better match the intended output device screen size or to optimize the resolution of a video output for a particular bitrate. Typically, the lower the bitrate, the smaller the resolution. These settings relate to scaling.

  • Resolution (width, height): Controls the number of pixels encoded (e.g. 1280x720, 640x480)

  • Stretch to Output: Controls the aspect ratio of video content itself. For example, if Stretch to Output is enabled and source content with a resolution of 1280x720 (16:9) is transcoded to 640x480 (4:3), the resulting output video appears skewed as the aspect ratio of the video content is modified.

  • Anti-alias: Choose Bilinear Interpolation or the variable-tap Lanczos filter. In almost all cases, the Lanczos filter provides much better quality when scaling video content, with a small impact on performance.


Enable Anti-alias unless speed is of utmost importance and video quality is not.

Location of Fields

Stream – Video > Resolution stream_assembly/video_description/resolution
Stream – Video > Stretch to output stream_assembly/video_description/stretch_to_output
Stream – Video > Anti-alias stream_assembly/video_description/anti_alias