Posted On: May 4, 2020

AWS Elemental MediaLive now offers an Enhanced VQ AVC mode for live channel outputs. Selecting this option for an AVC output lets you improve video quality for a live channel or reduce bitrate while maintaining the same level of quality. By reducing output bitrate for your live video, you can reduce the costs of distributing and storing content.

The new Enhanced VQ AVC mode can be used in combination with Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) rate control to achieve better results for high-motion and highly complex scenes, with additional filters designed to reduce noisy artifacts and lower overall bitrate.

A new HDR to SDR color space conversion feature is also available when Enhanced VQ AVC mode is selected. If your content is recorded with high dynamic range (HDR) and you need to deliver outputs in standard dynamic range (SDR), simply select the desired SDR color space you want. (For standard definition resolutions, select Rec. 601; for high definition resolutions, select Rec. 709.) 

To learn more about using the Enhanced VQ mode for AVC outputs and HDR to SDR color space conversion, please visit the MediaLive documentation pages.

AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade live video processing service. It lets you create high-quality live video streams for delivery to broadcast televisions and internet-connected multiscreen devices, like connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, and set-top boxes.

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 transport, create, package, monetize, and deliver video.

Visit the AWS region table for a full list of AWS Regions where AWS Elemental MediaLive is available.