1. Automated Video Transcoding for Machine Learning DataSets


    Automated video transcoding is a process where video files are converted from one format to another, often to ensure compatibility across different playback devices and to optimize for various bandwidths. In a machine learning context, transcoding can be part of a data preparation step, ensuring that video datasets are in a consistent format for training machine learning models.

    To build a system for automated video transcoding, we can use cloud services that provide transcoding capabilities. For this purpose, Google Cloud has a Video Transcoder API which is part of Google Cloud's Media Services. This service allows you to transcode video files into various formats suitable for consumption on different devices.

    Below is a Pulumi Python program that creates a Google Cloud Transcoder Job that will transcode an input video file. This job takes an input video file from a Google Cloud Storage bucket, transcodes it to a specified format, and outputs the transcoded video to another Cloud Storage bucket.

    In the provided code:

    • google_native.transcoder.v1.Job: This resource is used to create a Google Cloud Transcoder Job which defines the transcoding task, including input and output configurations.
    • The config attribute within the google_native.transcoder.v1.Job resource specifies the details of the transcoding job, like the input video's URI and the output format and location.
    • pulumi.export: This is used at the end to export the name of the transcoding job, which can be useful for monitoring its progress or for integration with other systems.
    import pulumi import pulumi_google_native as google_native # Create a Google Cloud Video Transcoder Job transcoder_job = google_native.transcoder.v1.Job("transcoderJob", parent="projects/[PROJECT]/locations/[LOCATION]", job_id="my-transcoder-job", config=google_native.transcoder.v1.JobConfigArgs( inputs=[google_native.transcoder.v1.JobConfigInputsArgs( key="inputVideo", uri="gs://my-input-bucket/input-video.mp4", )], output=google_native.transcoder.v1.JobConfigOutputArgs( uri="gs://my-output-bucket/output-video/", ), # You can specify additional configuration here, such as the output format # or any particular video codec settings necessary for your use case. ) ) # Export the Transcoder job name for reference pulumi.export("transcoderJobName", transcoder_job.job_id)

    You will replace [PROJECT] and [LOCATION] with your specific Google Cloud Project ID and the location in which you want to process the transcoding job. Also, replace gs://my-input-bucket/input-video.mp4 with the path to your source video in a Google Cloud Storage bucket, and gs://my-output-bucket/output-video/ with the desired output location path in a Google Cloud Storage bucket.

    Please ensure you have the necessary permissions and Google Cloud SDK configurations set up to use Google Cloud Resources with Pulumi.

    To learn more about the Google Cloud Video Transcoder API, you can visit the Transcoder Job documentation.

    Remember, this Pulumi program should be part of a larger Pulumi project that includes your cloud provider setup and necessary authentication details. Make sure to provide those details in the Pulumi configuration before running this program.