Posted On: Aug 13, 2018

AWS Elemental MediaConvert now supports a new video rate control mode, Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding. QVBR is designed to deliver consistently high-quality video viewing experiences while keeping your bit budget under control, saving up to 50% on storage and delivery costs. QVBR can be used in both 1-pass and 2-pass modes with all quality settings and resolutions. It is supported with both the AVC and HEVC codecs, and is available at no additional charge. To learn more, please visit the QVBR documentation page.

AWS Elemental MediaConvert allows video providers with any size content library to easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. The service functions independently or as part of AWS Elemental Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based workflows and offer you the capabilities you need to create, package, and deliver video.

AWS Elemental MediaConvert is available in the US East (Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and South America (São Paulo) regions. To learn more, please visit