Create processing tasks This functionality requires additional permissions.

A processing task is a step within a processing flow. You can configure the output of a processing task to be an entity rendition. To do this, enable the Store output feature for a task and create rendition links.

Create a processing task

To create a processing task:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage .

  2. On the Manage page, click Media processing.

  3. On the Media processing page, select a processing set, then click the flow where you want to add a task.

  4. On the visual canvas, on the node of the flow you want to add the task to, click

  5. In the the right-hand pane, select a task type.

  6. On the Parameters tab, fill out the task parameters.

    NameName of the task.No
    Content typeContentType/MimeType for the output file.No
    Content dispositionDefines whether the file is an attachment or provided inline.Yes
  7. Click Save task.

You can enable the store output feature to create rendition links for a task. In order for the rendition to appear in the Entity renditions component, you must configure that component for the corresponding entity definition (such as M.Asset).

To create rendition links:

  1. With the task selected on the visual canvas, click the Outputs tab.

  2. Turn on the Store output switch. This enables the download and display of assets through a rendition link.

  3. In the Output section, fill out the parameters.

    Output typeFormat of the output. Only available for processing tasks of type Run external web task.Yes
    Output nameName of the output.No
    PropertyExtract clipping path tasks only have this parameter.Yes
    Alternative filesMakes the renditions sticky, meaning they are neither regenerated regenerated upon refresh, nor created upon upload of an alternative file or thumbnail.No

    For Extract video indexer data tasks, you need to configure two outputs. One for the metadata and one for the storyboard.

  4. Click New link to create a rendition link, then fill out the new link parameters.

    NameName of the new link.Yes
    LabelLabel of the new link, shown in the user interface.Yes
    IntentIntended use for the rendition link.Yes
    Link expirationPeriod of time before the link expires.Yes
    Required permissionsPermissions required to see and access the link.No
    Gateway enable watermarkTurns on gateway link watermarking.No
    Enable watermarkTurns on delivery link watermarking.No
    WatermarksA list of any watermarks to be applied to the rendition link.No
    Omit watermark permissionOmits watermarking on the linkNo
    Intended area of useThe areas in which the link can be used.No
    Required gateway permissionsPermissions a user needs to access the rendition through a gateway link.No
    DescriptionLink description.No
    Processing configurationUsed to store the conversion settings of a custom download. Do not manually update this field.No
    FilenameName of the rendition file. You can write a combination of plain text and metadata variables. Each variable, which is written inside curly braces, must reference the name of either a single-line string property or an option list property that does not have multiple values, such as the original filename or the asset title. For example, {filename}-{title} results in a file called image.jpg-palagio. However, because an asset's Description is a multi-line value, using {filename}-{description} causes the second variable to be treated as literal text, resulting in a file called image.jpg-{description}.No
    Asset mediaAsset media type of the new rendition link.No
  5. Click Save.


By default, automatic reprocessing of renditions is disabled. To apply a new processing flow to the renditions of existing assets, you must first refresh those renditions.

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