Posted On: Nov 25, 2019

AWS Elemental MediaConvert now offers support for 8K UHD video encoding, which gives video providers the ability to create and monetize premium experiences for viewers and to support the latest consumer display devices. 8K encoding is available in the MediaConvert on-demand, professional tier, in resolutions up to 8192 x 4320 with HEVC encoding, 10-bit, including HDR. This capability also allows for the creation of square video at resolutions up to 4320 x 4320, a format commonly used for VR (Virtual Reality) or AR (Augmented Reality) content. For detailed information on 8K encoding pricing, please visit the MediaConvert pricing page.

With AWS Elemental MediaConvert, video providers can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. MediaConvert 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, transcode, package, and deliver video.

Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Elemental MediaConvert is available. To learn more about MediaConvert, please visit our product page.