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AWS media spotlight labs and workshops at NAB show 2020 [Updated 3/12/2020]

Due to the NAB Show 2020 cancellation, Amazon Web Services will host two online events in the coming weeks to showcase our planned content for the exhibition:

NAB News & Updates Online Event – On April 20, AWS will host an online event to spotlight updates planned for the NAB Show.

AWS M&E Online Conference – On May 28, AWS will deliver a comprehensive online conference that puts planned content for the show in a virtual context with sessions, tracks, and demonstrations to explore.

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Join AWS for two days of complimentary technical training at the 2020 NAB Show. Registered NAB attendees can access eight beginner- and advanced-level labs led by AWS subject matter experts, April 20 and 21 in the Westgate Resort, Las Vegas. Keep reading for the full agenda. Capacity is limited; reserve your spot today by selecting AWS Media Spotlight Labs and Workshops within the NAB Show Registration dashboard.


Please make sure you bring the following items with you:

  • Laptop (Windows or Mac) – Attendees must bring their own laptop. Tablets and phones are not suitable.
  • Laptop power adaptor and power cord
  • Notebook/pen if desired
  • Current version of Chrome or Firefox installed

During these sessions, you will use your own laptop to access AWS training labs and the AWS console. Power and internet access will be provided. You may join any or all of the sessions on either day. Check the full agenda to determine which sessions you would like to attend and their scheduled start time.


Monday, April 20

AWS Hands-on Spotlight Labs for Media (All Levels) – Laptop Required

Westgate, Ballroom A | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

These hands-on labs are designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use AWS Media Services to create professional quality media experiences without the time, effort and expense typically required to run specialized video equipment. Developers and engineers of all levels are encouraged to attend, including those with limited or no experience using media and AI/ML services from AWS.

Live Streaming with AWS Elemental MediaLive, AWS Elemental MediaStore, and Amazon CloudFront
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Learn how to create an MediaStore container, a CloudFront distribution using that container as its origin, and configure a MediaLive channel using the MediaStore container endpoints as its destination.

Use AWS AI Services to Automate Captioning & Subtitling
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

In this lab, walk through prototyping a video workflow with machine learning (ML) services from AWS. The workflow will automatically generate captions, alternate language subtitles, and alternate language audio tracks using Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate, and Amazon Polly.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Video on Demand with AWS Elemental MediaConvert
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Learn how to use MediaConvert to develop a video on demand (VOD) workflow that converts video content stored in Amazon S3 into new formats for storage, reuse, and delivery. Convert an input video into different output formats, and use additional functionality to combine multiple video inputs into one output (input stitching), add captions, and insert images.

Monitoring a Live Channel with Amazon CloudWatch
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn how to monitor the status and health of video workflows. Create notifications based on MediaLive alerts and channel status changes. Create metrics to measure inputs and outputs in MediaLive and MediaPackage. Build a dashboard to view those metrics and manipulate the workflow and observe the results in CloudWatch.

Creating a Serverless Video Conversion Watchfolder Workflow for AWS Elemental MediaConvert
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Practice using AWS Media Services to automatically convert video files uploaded to your watchfolder into a streaming video formats that meet your specifications.

Tuesday, April 21

AWS Build-on Media Workshops (Advanced) – Laptop Required

Westgate, Ballroom D | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

These advanced technical level workshops provide hands-on learning about how to design and build well-architected, serverless media solutions using AWS Elemental and AWS API-driven artificial intelligence and machine learning services. Developers (including Asset Managers, Digital Team Members, DevOps, and Streaming Engineers) are encouraged to attend.

Check-in / Workstation Setup
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

UnicornFlix: Build a Video-on-Demand App with AWS
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn how to manage, process, host, and authorize access to streaming video content by building UnicornFlix. In this workshop, you learn how to use AWS Amplify to build a video streaming application including a content management system backed by AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs, video processing through AWS Elemental MediaConvert, and authorization to videos via Amazon Cognito. Hosted by AWS experts in application development and video streaming, this workshop brings you to the cutting edge of cloud-enabled web video.

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Chalk-Talk: Practical Approaches to Cloud Editing
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

This session educates builders and industry leaders by demonstrating technical architectures, operations, and media services surrounding media production. By focusing on acquisition, editing, and path to distribution, attendees gain a clear understanding of different approaches to cloud editing and production.

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Media Analysis Evolved
3:15 PM – 5:30 PM

This workshop shows how you can use AWS services, such as Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon SageMaker, and machine learning products offered by AWS Marketplace for content analysis. The session will take you from an unlabeled dataset to a trained model that can be used to process videos. A key focus of this workshop will be the video processing pipeline, which can be used to integrate image-based machine learning tools for tasks including classification, object detection, and semantic segmentation, and can help with custom use cases for media analysis.

Interested in attending AWS Media Spotlight Labs and Workshops? Register for NAB Show and secure your spot.