Getting Started with AWS Elemental MediaConvert Using the AWS SDKs or the AWS CLI - AWS Elemental MediaConvert API Reference

Getting Started with AWS Elemental MediaConvert Using the AWS SDKs or the AWS CLI

To get started with AWS Elemental MediaConvert using one of the AWS SDKS or the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), follow this general procedure. For specific instructions and examples, choose a language in the final step of this procedure.

  1. Set up AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions for both yourself and for the MediaConvert service to access your resources on your behalf:

  2. In your client configuration, specify your authentication credentials and your AWS Region. For instructions that are specific to the programming language that you use, choose from this list of links to open the relevant topics in the AWS CLI or SDK guides:

  3. Get your Region-specific endpoint and send your MediaConvert requests to it.

    1. To prevent duplicate jobs from being created, use client request tokens. For more information see Ensuring idempotency.


    When you send requests, use camelCase or PascalCase as appropriate for the language you are using. All examples in this guide use PascalCase, which is the correct casing for the AWS CLI and AWS SDK for Python (Boto3). The MediaConvert console JSON export function also generates JSON job specifications in PascalCase.

    When you use a language that specifies camelCase, such as JavaScript, you must convert the casing of your properties before you submit your requests. For example, if you use the properties "Settings" and "TimecodeConfig" in your call through the AWS CLI, you must change those to "settings" and "timecodeConfig" for your call through the AWS SDK for JavaScript.

    With most AWS services, you send your service request to a public endpoint. But with MediaConvert, you request an endpoint that is specific to your Region, and then you send your service requests to that. For information about MediaConvert FIPS endpoints, see FIPS Endpoints.


    This endpoint is specific to your AWS Region and won't change. Request this endpoint once, and then hardcode or cache it.

    For specific instructions and code samples, choose one of the following topics.