Video Transformation Builder

Thales Member Posts: 2
edited December 2023 in Developer APIs

Hello, how do I change the default video to my own video in the transformation builder?




  • DannyFromCloudinary
    DannyFromCloudinary Member, Cloudinary Staff Posts: 102
    edited November 2023

    Hey @Thales 👋

    We restrict the video in the Transformation Builder to just the sample video in order to save on your account usage. Every time a transformation is applied to a video, it costs 2, 4, or 8 transformations per second, depending if the video is SD, HD, or 4K. You can read more about how we calculate the transformation costs for videos here.

    If for instance you set the video in the Transformation video to a 4k video that was 5 minutes long, each transformation you tested out would cost you 2.4 credits. By limiting the Transformation Builder to the short sample video, it ensures you don't have any surprises in your usage/billing.

    What I would recommend is performing the transformations you would like to your desired video to the sample video instead, and then copy the transformation string from the URL.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    All the best,