Updated on 2022-10-24 GMT+08:00

Snapshot Capturing

Function Overview

You can take snapshots from an uploaded video at certain intervals or fixed time and set one of the snapshots as the thumbnail. This function is billed based on the number of snapshots.
  • Taking snapshots by time interval: The system takes snapshots at regular intervals from the first frame to the last frame. The interval cannot exceed 12 seconds.
  • Taking snapshots at fixed time: The system takes snapshots at fixed time points. A maximum of 10 time points can be configured for a video.


  • You can take snapshots from a video in FLV, MP4, TS, MOV, MXF, MPG, WMV, AVI, M4V, F4V, and MPEG formats.
  • Snapshots are saved as JPG files.


  1. Log in to the VOD console.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Video Processing > Snapshots.
  3. Locate the target video file and click Create Snapshot Task in the Operation column or select video files and click Create Snapshot Task above the video list.
  4. Configure snapshot parameters. Snapshots can be captured by interval or at fixed time.

    • By interval
      Figure 1 Snapshot setting by interval
    • At fixed time
      Figure 2 Snapshot setting by time point

  5. Click OK.

    If video status changes to Captured, snapshots have been captured.

  6. Click Details in the Operation column to view snapshot details.

    If you select a snapshot as the video thumbnail, the configuration takes 3 to 5 minutes to complete.