How MediaConvert uses timelines to assemble jobs - MediaConvert

How MediaConvert uses timelines to assemble jobs

MediaConvert assembles inputs and input clips according to input timelines and the output timeline. The service constructs these timelines based on your settings, and then assembles your inputs into outputs based on them. The following illustration shows three independent input timelines and an output timeline.


                Three separate input files are represented with three rectangles. Each is
                    marked with a number line that represents an input timeline. One timeline starts
                    at zero. One timeline shows embedded timecodes. One timeline reflects a
                    specified start setting that starts at one hour. Two of these rectangles have
                    clips inside them, represented with color fill in only parts of the rectangle.
                    One of the rectangles is filled entirely, representing that the entire input
                    file is used in the output. Below the input rectangles is a wider rectangle that
                    represents all the clips and inputs assembled together. This rectangle is marked
                    with a number line that represents the output timeline, which starts at
                    00:00:00:00.