AWS Media Blog

Double Down With New 8K Course During the 4K 4Charity Fun Run at the NAB Show

With mounting anticipation around 8K Ultra High Definition (UHD) production and distribution for one of the world’s biggest sporting events this summer, 4K 4Charity organizers decided that there couldn’t be a better time to upscale NAB Show’s annual running and walking event with its own 8K option. The 4K 4Charity kicks off at 7:00 a.m. […]

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Second Spectrum Chooses AWS for Cloud, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Media Services

Second Spectrum, the Official Optical Tracking and Analytics Provider of sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the English Premier League, has chosen AWS as its preferred cloud, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) provider. Second Spectrum has also selected AWS media services to help deliver new kinds of live game-watching […]

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Optimizing Computing Performance with AWS Thinkbox Deadline – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed how to collect benchmark data and how to decide what hardware and software to run to get the highest performance at the lowest cost. Next, we will look at the AWS Thinkbox Deadline features related to performance optimization. Note: Basic familiarity with AWS Thinkbox Deadline, 3D rendering […]

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2020 Resolution: Add User-Generated Content to Your Applications

Many AWS customers have started to allow user-generated content (UGC) within their applications to enhance users’ ability to connect with each other and express themselves individually. This video content usually takes the form of short “stories” (less than one minute) told in a personal way, and showcasing things like products, clothing, or real estate. Allowing […]

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Register Now – AWS Media Symposium & Workshops – New York

Join AWS customers, partners and thought leaders for the AWS Media Symposium & Workshops in New York on March 11, 2020. With both business and technical tracks, there’s something for everyone. Business leaders will hear from companies of all sizes about how they are using AWS services to increase agility, accelerate innovation, and perfect the […]

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Arsenal Football Club Transforms Live Video Backhaul with AWS

Since its founding in 1886, UK-based Arsenal Football Club has garnered an estimated fanbase of more than 100 million worldwide, and today, social media and digital video play a crucial role in engaging those followers. Video coverage of ‘friendlies’ matches, in particular, has become popular with their fans across the world. To complement its primary […]

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Running MediaInfo as an AWS Lambda Function

Media processing applications often need information about what’s in audio and video files before they can do anything with those files. MediaInfo, a unified display of the most relevant video and audio file data, is a popular tool for doing just that. Video providers use it to get technical metadata about video codecs, frame rates, […]

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In the News: AWS Powers Real-time Statistics for Guinness Six Nations

The Guinness Six Nations Championship is among the oldest surviving rugby traditions and is one of the best-attended sporting events in the world. To offer rugby fans deeper insight into match action than ever before, Six Nations and AWS introduced five new, real-time statistics for the 2020 Championship tournament kicking off on February 1. The […]

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Exploring Video Workflows for the Modern Religious Organization

Video has become an expected commodity in modern consumer culture. Tech-savvy shoppers, sports fans, binge-watchers, and ambitious DIYers alike head online to watch product reviews and companion content, catch up on series programming, or view instructional content. Given the growing prevalence of online video, religious organizations are turning to streaming content as a way to […]

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How to Translate Large Text Documents with Amazon Translate

This post describes how to split large text documents into chunks small enough to be processed by Amazon Translate. I’ll show you how to split documents without splitting words or sentences so source text remains grammatically correct, and I’ll demonstrate this with sample code that uses the Python NLTK library for detecting sentence boundaries. What […]

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