AWS Media Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

Pac-12: Campus Cloud Touchdown

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 13. Professional sports take top spot in US television viewing, but university level sports has an avid following that –given fierce university loyalties – can eclipse the pros. The Pacific-12 Conference, or Pac-12, is the university sports organization covering the western US, a region that contains some of […]

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Updates for Media2Cloud: Increased control, SageMaker Ground Truth integration, and more partner support

THE PROBLEM WITH VIDEO INGEST Let me start by saying I hate the word “ingest” in the context of video workflow.  The word is much better suited to the common definition of absorbing food and drink.  Candidly, if the process is not well managed for video, the outcome can be very similar.  Ingest is often […]

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Graham Media Group Taps AWS Media Services to Build Powerful Media Solutions for Reporters and Elevate the Live Stream Experience

Reaching modern audiences with compelling, informative content can be challenging in the digital era, but Graham Media Group (GMG), a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, has managed to break through the noise by innovating the way its local stations deliver news coverage. As part of the company’s VIDEO 2020 total video transformation project, which aims […]

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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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