Posted On: Jan 15, 2019

AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature, IMF (Interoperable Master Format) package ingest, and enhanced an existing feature, caption burn-in, with the addition of several languages. Using MediaConvert, you can now ingest packages with JPEG-2000 video, up to 10 bit UHD format, with IMSC1 text captions. You can pass through HDR (High Dynamic Range) metadata from a CPL (Composition Playlist) to outputs. By taking advantage of IMF, you can reduce asset storage and management costs, and simplify business-to-business distribution workflows for your file-based content. This release of MediaConvert also includes a new high-quality dithering engine, which accepts RGB source files up to 16 bits and is optimized for premium content workflows.

In addition, support for Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Burmese burn-in captions is now available.

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 the capabilities needed to transport, 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), South America (São Paulo), and GovCloud (US-West) regions. To learn more, please visit