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Category: Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Transcribe and email integration

Amazon Transcribe makes it easy for developers to add speech to text capabilities (also known as ASR) to their applications. Audio data is virtually impossible for computers to search and analyze. Therefore, recorded speech needs to be converted to text before it can be used by business intelligence applications. This post shows how an audio […]

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[Updated 1/4] re:Invent Week 1: Watch Media & Entertainment sessions on-demand

The following is a small sample of the sessions that happened during week 1 of re:Invent 2020 we think M&E Attendees will appreciate; we also have recaps of week 2 and week 3. Click the links provided under the session details to watch on-demand. To see what’s coming in the next weeks and get more […]

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Successful innovation for ESSENCE as Starchive and AWS help deliver the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture

This post is co-authored by Jack Wenzinger, AWS M&E Partner SA, Ken Shek, Sr. ML Specialist SA, and Richard Averitt, CEO of Starchive. 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. ESSENCE Communications is a media, technology, […]

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Inserting ad breaks into video content using Amazon Rekognition, AWS Elemental MediaConvert and AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Customers are often overwhelmed with the amount of undifferentiated heavy-lifting involved in preparing their media for monetization and streaming. The traditional ad insertion process is repetitive, error-prone, and time-consuming, and ads are inserted in a non-intrusive way so that the attention of the audience is not disturbed when presented with ad content. A cloud-based monetization […]

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Introducing the AWS Content Analysis Solution

The AWS Content Analysis solution is a fully automated content-based video search engine. It quantifies video content using AI services from AWS for computer vision and speech analysis, then catalogs videos so users can browse video collections according to specified search criteria. This solution provides automation that can dramatically reduce the human involvement needed to catalog video archives for search.

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Workflow Diagram: Video file in S3 is processed by Amazon Rekognition. The output of segments, labels and faces is consumed by a Lambda function that creates the clip. This writes to Amazon Elasticsearch Service. AWS Elemental MediaConvert creates proxies. The user searches for clips in ES and views proxies.

Find video clips faster with Amazon Rekognition and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

News, entertainment, and daytime productions make frequent use of clips to create stories, to introduce guests, and for previews or highlights. Often there is a short time window for finding and selecting clips while a story or person is in the spotlight. This blog shows you how to find your video clips quickly from your […]

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How to use Amazon Rekognition video for product placement in video

How to use Amazon Rekognition Video for product placement in video

Product placement in video is not a new concept. In fact, the first occurrence is in 1927 when the first movie to win a Best Picture Oscar (Wings) has a scene where a chocolate bar is eaten, followed by a long close-up of the chocolate’s logo. Imagine if viewers in 1927 could right there and […]

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New – Streamline media analysis tasks with Amazon Rekognition Video

Amazon Rekognition Video is a machine learning (ML) based service that can analyze videos to identify objects, people, faces, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Starting today, you can streamline media analysis tasks by automating the detection of black frames, end credits, shot changes, and color bars using Amazon Rekognition […]

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Virtual hackathon delivers real-world video workflows on AWS

Hackathons give organizations an opportunity to focus engineering resources on solving sticky challenges or driving bursts of innovation. These exercises can be a valuable part of a tech team’s toolkit, as AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner Metal Toad demonstrated. On May 6, Metal Toad launched a virtual hackathon to develop fully functional video […]

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AWS Insights highlights APN partner launch announcements

Today, thousands of media professionals are tuning into the AWS Insights Online Conference, a virtual event featuring strategies and solutions for M&E workloads across multiple keynotes and three session tracks. As a part of this in-depth learning event, the AWS Partner Network (APN) team covers 27 recent launches and API/SDK integrations made by APN media partners across […]

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