About Dynamic Media Image Profiles and Video Profiles

An Image Profile or Video Profile is a recipe for what options to apply to assets that you upload to a folder. For example, you can specify what video encoding to apply to Dynamic Media video assets that you upload. Or, what Image Profile to apply to Dynamic Media image assets to have them properly cropped.

In Dynamic Media, you can create two types of profiles, which are covered in detail at the following links:

See also Metadata profiles.

You must have Administrator rights to create, edit, and delete Dynamic Media Image Profiles or Dynamic Media Video Profiles.

After you create your Image Profile or Video Profile, you assign it to one or more folders that you use for newly uploaded Dynamic Media assets.

See also Best Practices for Organizing your Digital Assets for using Processing Profiles.


Assets that you move from one folder to another do not get reprocessed. For example, suppose you have Folder 1 that has profile A assigned to it and Folder 2 that has profile B assigned to it. If you move assets from Folder 1 to Folder 2, the moved assets retain their original processing from Folder 1.

The same is true even when you move assets between two folders that have the same profile assigned to it.

Reprocess Dynamic Media assets in a folder

You can reprocess assets in a folder that already has an existing Dynamic Media Image Profile or a Dynamic Media Video Profile that you later changed.

For example, suppose you created a Dynamic Media Image Profile and assigned it to a folder. Any image assets you uploaded to the folder automatically had the Image Profile applied to the assets. However, later you decide to add a new smart crop ratio to the Image Profile. Now, instead of having select and reupload the assets to the folder all over again, you simply run the Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow.

You can run the reprocess workflow on an asset for which processing failed the first time. Even if you have not edited an Image Profile or Video profile, or you have already applied an Image Profile or Video Profile, you can still run the reprocess workflow on a folder of assets anytime.

You can optionally adjust the batch size of the reprocess workflow from a default of 50 assets up to 1000 assets. When you run the Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow on a folder, assets are grouped in batches, then sent to the Dynamic Media server for processing. Following processing, the metadata of each asset in the entire batch set is updated on Adobe Experience Manager. If the batch size is large, you can experience a delay in processing. Or, if the batch size is too small, it can cause too many roundtrips to the Dynamic Media server.

See Adjust the batch size of the reprocess workflow.


If you are performing a bulk migration of assets from Dynamic Media Classic to Experience Manager, enable the Migration replication agent on the Dynamic Media server. When the migration is complete, make sure you disable the agent.

The Migration publish agent must be disabled on the Dynamic Media server so the Reprocess workflow works as expected.

To reprocess Dynamic Media assets in a folder:

  1. In Experience Manager, from the Assets page, navigate to an assets folder that has an Image Profile or a Video Profile assigned to it and for which you want to apply the Scene7: Reprocess Asset workflow.

    Folders that have an Image Profile or Video Profile assigned to it have the profile’s name appear directly below the folder name in Card View.

  2. Select a folder.

    • The workflow considers all files in the selected folder, recursively.
    • If there are one or more subfolders with assets in the main selected folder, the workflow reprocesses every asset in the folder hierarchy.
    • As a best practice, avoid running this workflow on a folder hierarchy that has more than 1000 assets.
  3. Near the upper-left corner of the page, from the drop-down list, select Timeline.

  4. Near the lower-left corner of the page, to the right of the Comment field, select the carat icon ( ^ ) .

    Reprocess assets workflow 1

  5. Select Start Workflow.

  6. From the Start Workflow drop-down list, choose Scene7: Reprocess Assets.

  7. (Optional) In the Enter title of workflow text field, enter a name for the workflow. You can use the name to reference the workflow instance, if necessary.

    Reprocess assets 2

  8. Select Start, then select Confirm.

    To monitor the workflow or check its progress, from the Experience Manager main console page, select Tools > Workflow. On the Workflow Instances page, select a workflow. On the menu bar, select Open History. You can also terminate, suspend, or rename a selected workflow from the same Workflow Instances page.

Adjust the batch size of the reprocess workflow (optional)

(Optional) The default batch size in the reprocessing workflow is 50 assets per job. This optimal batch size is governed by the average asset size and the MIME types of assets on which the reprocess is run. A higher value means you have many files in a single reprocessing job. So, the processing banner stays on Experience Manager assets for a longer time. However, if the average file size is small–1 MB or less–Adobe recommends that you increase the value to several 100, but never more than a 1000. If the average file size is hundreds of megabytes, Adobe recommends that you lower the batch size up to 10.

To optionally adjust the batch size of the reprocess workflow:

  1. In Experience Manager, select Adobe Experience Manager to access the global navigation console, then select the Tools (hammer) icon > Workflow > Models.

  2. On the Workflow Models page, in Card View or List View, select Scene7: Reprocess Assets.

    Workflow Models page with Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow selected in Card View

  3. In the toolbar, select Edit. A new browser tab opens the Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow model page.

  4. On the Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow page, near the upper-right corner, select Edit to “unlock” the workflow.

  5. In the workflow, select the Scene7 Batch Upload component to open the toolbar, then select Configure in the toolbar.

    Scene7 Batch Upload component

  6. On the Batch Upload to Scene7—Step Properties dialog box, set the following:

    • In the Title and Description text fields, enter a new title and description for the job, if desired.
    • Select Handler Advance if your handler will advance to the next step.
    • In the Timeout field, enter the external process timeout (seconds).
    • In the Period field, enter a polling interval (seconds) to test for the completion of the external process.
    • In the Batch field, enter the maximum number of assets (50-1000) to process in a Dynamic Media server batch processing upload job.
    • Select Advance on timeout if you want to advance when the timeout is reached. Deselect if you want to proceed to the inbox when the timeout is reached.

    Properties dialog box

  7. In the upper-right corner of the Batch Upload to Scene7 – Step Properties dialog box, select Done.

  8. In the upper-right corner of the Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow model page, select Sync. When you see Synced, the workflow runtime model is successfully synchronized and ready to reprocess assets in a folder.

    Synchronize the workflow model

  9. Close the browser tab that shows the Scene7: Reprocess Assets workflow model.

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