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Hector Leano

Author: Hector Leano

Transferring Asset Files, Caching, and Storage-to-Render on AWS

Post by Conrad Wiebe, Software Development Manager, AWS Thinkbox INTRODUCTION One of the many goals of Deadline 10 is to ensure that customers can render on AWS as easily as possible. An essential part of moving to a hybrid or fully AWS-based rendering workflow is dealing with transferring asset files to AWS, and downloading resulting renders […]

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VidMob combines computer vision and language AI services for data-driven creative asset production

Learn how VidMob is taking machine learning to ad viewing and engagement data in order to improve content creation: VidMob is a social video creation platform that marketers of all sizes can use to develop personalized advertising communications at scale. VidMob uses machine learning (ML) to power its SaaS application. This application uses metadata extraction […]

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Rendering with AWS Portal in Thinkbox Deadline

Post by Bryson Ding, AWS INTRODUCTION The new AWS Portal feature in Deadline 10 supports many content creation applications, including Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Arnold. This feature allows you to use the distributed computing power of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to optimize your Maya/Arnold workflow, and in this post, we will outline the necessary steps […]

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AWS Speaks at HITS Spring on How M&E Companies Can Benefit From Machine Learning

Usman Shakeel, AWS Media & Entertainment Global Tech Lead, recently spoke at MESA HITS Spring on the topic of how media and entertainment companies stand to benefit from the use of machine learning. Click the link below link to learn more about the session. LINK: HITS Spring: M&E Companies Can Significantly Benefit from Machine Learning […]

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Presentations from the AWS NYC Media & Entertainment Symposium

If you were unable to join our M&E Symposium on May 15, 2018 in NYC, fear not! Recordings from the presentations and slide decks are now available for viewing: Welcome: State of Media Today and What’s New From AWS Ben Masek – AWS M&E Worldwide BD Lead Usman Shakeel – AWS M&E Worldwide Tech Lead Click […]

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Utilizing Dynamic Licensing in Thinkbox Deadline (Version Deadline 10 or later)

Guest post by Ryan Russell, Manager, Software Development, AWS Thinkbox  INTRODUCTION Prior to Thinkbox Deadline 10, a render node could be configured to use either Usage Based Licensing (UBL) or traditional floating licenses. While this gave you full control over how your render nodes were licensed, it wasn’t exactly the most flexible system when you […]

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Choosing the Right Amazon EC2 Instance Types for Rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 2)

Guest post by Cody Edwards, Software Development Engineer, AWS Thinkbox Previously, I published a post detailing the differences between the Amazon EC2 instance types available on AWS. This time, I’m not going to focus on the differences between the instance types. Instead, I focus on how to pick the right instance type for you. One […]

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Choosing the right Amazon EC2 instance types for rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 1)

Guest post by Cody Edwards, Software Development Engineer, AWS Thinkbox Thinkbox Deadline 10 introduced the AWS Portal Panel, which helps you scale up your render farm with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. You can get started with AWS Portal by following the instructions at AWS Portal Setup. After you’ve launched your infrastructure, you’re ready to start […]

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APN Blog: Using the New G3 Instance to Playout an IP-Based Ultra High Definition Channel on AWS

AWS Partner Cinegy has long been an advocate of IP-based video workflows and understands that maintaining visual quality whilst reducing bandwidth consumption is an ongoing challenge with the increasing data requirements of formats such as Ultra High Definition (UHD). In this post, Cinegy demonstrates how to deploy a fully-functional playout engine using Amazon EC2 resources […]

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