Posted On: Apr 29, 2020

Amazon Kinesis Video Streams adds a new GetClip API that makes it easy for developers to retrieve media stored in their Kinesis video streams. Developers can use the API to synchronously generate MP4 clips for offline playback, sharing playable clips, long term archival of interesting events, file based processing via Machine Learning applications, and other use cases.

Developers can use the GetClip API by providing the video stream name or its Amazon Resource Name (ARN) where the data is stored, and a time range of media to be included in the clip. The API will then synchronously package the selected media in MP4 format and return it through the API. The API supports video data in H.264 or H.265 encoding formats, and audio data in AAC or G.711 encoding formats. The GetClip API is available via the AWS SDKs for all supported languages. 

With Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, you pay only for what you use. See Amazon Kinesis Video Streams pricing for details.

To learn more about Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and the GetClip API, refer to the developer documentation.

Refer to the AWS global region table for Amazon Kinesis Video Streams availability.