These are the roles that are needed:

  • Admin
  • Can delete transcoders
  • Can read transcoders
  • Can write transcoders


Edit Proxies

Edit Proxies are separate video files designed for proxy workflows. You can change some of the different parameters to be able to control the quality/file size trade off and also set a minimum source resolution - files that have a resolution under that threshold will be ignored.

Edit Proxies will be created to match the resolution of the source video upto a maximum resolution, with the same audio track layout to make switching between the proxy and the original source file easier when editing.

You can also set include and exclude patterns to define which video files will be transcoded to have Edit Proxies and which won't.

Compared to web proxies

Web proxies are the proxies we create to be able to view your files in a web browser. Because they need to support viewing in a web browser they have several restrictions that can make them unsuitable for use as a video for proxy editing with an NLE

Feature Edit Proxy Web Proxy
Audio Channels No audio channels to Multiple supported Zero or two audio channels supported
Audio Tracks No audio tracks to Multiple supported Zero or one audio tracks supported
Bitrate Higher bitrates allowed Low bitrate to be able to preview over normal internet connection
File size Larger filesize Smaller filesize
Format h.264 I-Frame only in a MOV wrapper h.264 in a MP4 wrapper
Maximum resolution setting Supported Not-supported
Minimum resolution setting Supported Not-supported
Resolution Higher resolutions supported Maintains a smaller resolution to keep filesize down


  • Will more format types be added? - We are looking to support more format types in the future.
  • Do I still need the web proxy? - You need the web proxy to view your files in a web browser.
  • How are they stored in iconik? - They are an additional format for an asset.
  • Will it take longer to transcode? - Yes, transcoding time will be impacted


These are the parameters that are used when adding or editing an Edit Proxy transcoder.

  • Data - Additional data and options to be sent to the transcoder for advanced usage.
  • Maximum Resolution - the maximum resolution that the edit proxy will be created with.
  • Bit Rate - Option to control the target bitrate
  • Destination Storage - The storage that the files created will end up on
  • Directory for Edit Proxies - This is the directory relative to the root of the storage this transcoder is used on for storing Edit Proxies that are made using the iconik Transcoder.
  • Minimum Source Resolution - The minimum size of the source video that will cause an Edit Proxy to be generated
  • Include Patterns - The transcoder will only transcode files which contain the pattern from this field. Examples:
    • *exclude* (match file/folder with substring exclude)
    • *.mov (match file/folder that ends on .mov)
    • You can also use regular expressions: re:/^.*\.mov$/ (match file/folder with .mov ending)
  • Exclude Patterns - The transcoder will ignore files which contain the pattern from this field.

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