AWS Media Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Search inside videos using AWS media and AI/ML services

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. 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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Building a Virtual Assistant using AWS – Part 1

In this two-part series, you will learn how to build a 3D scene using Amazon Sumerian. In part 1, you will learn to set up key AWS services like Amazon Lex and Amazon Cognito Pool ID, and how to set up an Amazon Sumerian Host. In part 2, you will focus on creating a custom […]

Read More