How to generate video thumbnail from specific time index

c19Grief Member Posts: 4

Hello! I'm trying to generate a video thumbnail jpg from a specific time index as an eager transformation for each video I upload to cloudinary. I searched the docs, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Any help would be much appreciated!




  • Tamara
    Tamara Member, Cloudinary Staff Posts: 106

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out. To generate a video thumbnail from a specific time index, you can use the `start_offset` parameter when requesting the thumbnail. The `start_offset` parameter allows you to specify the time in seconds from where the thumbnail should be extracted. Here's an example:

    Original video:

    Thumbnail from the 10th second (note that I also changed the format to jpg):

    You can get code samples and read more here. Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any questions :)

    Best regards,


  • c19Grief
    c19Grief Member Posts: 4

    Thank you!