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Returns an image for the asset at or near a specified time.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
AVAsset 5.2 Yes No Yes, macOS only No Yes

MBS( "AVAsset.Image"; Asset; Time { ; ImageType; Filename; Width; Height } )


Parameter Description Example value
Asset The reference number of the asset. Please use AVAsset.OpenContainer, AVAsset.OpenFile or AVAsset.OpenURL function to get asset reference. $asset
Time The position in the video in seconds. 5
ImageType Optional
The type of image to return. Either JPEG, PNG, GIF or BMP. Default is JPEG.
Filename Optional
The filename to use for the picture. Default is "image" with the extension matching the image type.
Width Optional
The maximum width to use.
Height Optional
The maximum height to use.


Returns container value with image or error.


Returns an image for the asset at or near a specified time.
The time may not exactly be possible, so a nearby frame may be picked.
You can call AVAsset.RequestImageTimePrecision before to request exact timings for images. Query AVAsset.ImageActualTime function to see which time the image was created from.


Queries image at 5 seconds:

MBS( "AVAsset.Image"; $asset; 5; "jpeg"; "preview.jpg")

See also

Example Databases

AVAsset.HasProtectedContent   -   AVAsset.ImageActualTime

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