AWS Media Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

AWS for Visual Effects Explained

Visual effects (VFX) help drive storytelling, whether through eye-catching intergalactic showdowns or subtle CGI that transports modern viewers to bygone eras and locations. VFX artists pour countless hours into crafting and perfecting shots, often iterating on data-heavy files up until the last minute before final export. Cloud-based technology removes many of the traditional physical and […]

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Search inside videos using AWS Media and AI/ML Services

In today’s content-driven world, it’s difficult to search for relevant content without losing productivity. Content always requires metadata to give it context and make it searchable. Tagging is a means to classify content to make it structured, indexed, and—ultimately—useful. Much time is spent on managing content and tagging it. Manually assigning content tags is possible […]

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AWS Media Tech Demo: Live Streaming with Automated Multi-Language Subtitling

Until now, to create captions for a live event, stenographers had to be listening closely to capture the speech to convert it to text. To make it more complex, for live content, this has to be done in as close to real-time as possible. If the captions were needed in additional languages, the text was […]

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Vroom! NASCAR Puts Fans in the Race with AWS Media Services

Just about every weekend between February and November, NASCAR thrills U.S. motorsports enthusiasts with some of the highest-horsepower racing action around. The sights, sounds, smells, and experiences of U.S. stock car racing are unlike any other: race cars reaching nearly 200 miles per hour (322 km/h); engines revving past 9,000 rpm; exceeding three G-forces in […]

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Sky: Something New at the Royal Wedding

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 07. Audiences love a love story, especially one that ends in a wedding. A year ago, in May 2018, one young couple’s nuptials became the UK’s biggest media event. The excitement around the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle extended well beyond the UK – almost […]

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Using speech-to-text for media captioning and metadata generation

Guest post by Mark Stephens (Partner Solutions Architect, AWS Partner Program), James Varndell (Product Manager, IPV), and Rebecca Lindley (Product Marketing Associate, IPV). In our last guest post, we discussed how IPV Curator works with AWS to transform workflows and boost productivity by solving common problems in the content production industry. This time we’ll be focussing on […]

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Guest Post: Machine Learning and Corporate Videos in Today’s Business Video World

Guest post by Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research covering the enterprise video industry. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Effect seems to be in full force in today’s […]

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Extracting Value From Video Archives Using AI: Videofashion Case Study

For M&E companies with large content archives, the principal challenge is surfacing the most relevant content for use by producers or licensors. Taking it further, some customers such as sports leagues (that have access to decades’ worth of content) want to make their content archives available to their fanbase via an API so that the […]

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[Updated April 11] Introducing Live Streaming with Automated Multi-Language Subtitling

For a step-by-step guide on how to get started with this solution, check out this post from the Machine Learning blog. Originally published on the Whats New blog on March 21. Live Streaming with Automated Multi-Language Subtitling is a solution that automatically generates multi-language subtitles for live streaming video content in real time. The solution is […]

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Building a Virtual Assistant using AWS – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, you learned how to build the required service to support an Amazon Sumerian scene. You used key AWS services such as Amazon Lex and Amazon Cognito. In part 2, you will learn how to create an Amazon Sumerian virtual assistant and integrate Google Maps into your scene, as […]

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