AWS Media Blog

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Running MediaInfo as an AWS Lambda Function

Media processing applications often need information about what’s in audio and video files before they can do anything with those files. MediaInfo, a unified display of the most relevant video and audio file data, is a popular tool for doing just that. Video providers use it to get technical metadata about video codecs, frame rates, […]

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Screenshot of video broadcast from Harvest Ministry depicting a large audience enjoying a religious service.

Exploring video workflows for the modern religious organization

Video has become an expected commodity in modern consumer culture. Tech-savvy shoppers, sports fans, binge-watchers, and ambitious DIYers alike head online to watch product reviews and companion content, catch up on series programming, or view instructional content. Given the growing prevalence of online video, religious organizations are turning to streaming content as a way to […]

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Serverless fixity for digital preservation compliance

When The Digital Dilemma was published in 2007, Amazon had just started Amazon Web Services with the release of its AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) in the cloud. The industry was struggling with the short lifespan of digital tape formats, affordable disaster recovery, and technology refresh standards. Since that time, AWS has established itself as […]

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Managing hybrid video processing workflows with Apache Airflow

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. Authored by Riccardo Vescovi, Head of Solution Engineering – Fincons; Donato Fraccalvieri, Solution Architect – Fincons; Gianluca De Giuseppe, Solution Architecture – Fincons; and Zavisa Bjelogrlic, Partner Solution Architect – AWS.  Fincons Group is a […]

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Disney makes its archive accessible using deep learning built on AWS

Courtesy of Disney From over a century of drawings and concept work to live action and animated video content, Disney wants to not only preserve its archive, but also make it easily searchable for its writers and illustrators who may need it for reference or inspiration. The key to surfacing the right content at the […]

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Securing studio IP in AWS: Cloud-based VFX project management with Autodesk Shotgun

In this blog post, we walk you through the architecture of Autodesk Shotgun Private Cloud, a cloud-based VFX Project Management application running on AWS. Autodesk Shotgun simplifies creative project management and unifies visual effects (VFX), animation, and games teams of all sizes. Shotgun is a scalable on-demand platform that can support just a few users […]

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How the Golden Globes ensures 100% site uptime for its biggest days thanks to APN Partner Metal Toad

For high-profile events like award shows, sports, or breaking news, broadcasters and rights holders cannot afford any downtime when all eyes are watching. Around the world, these companies trust AWS when it matters most because of our experience with some of the most high-profile events, including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the World Cup, the IPL […]

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Elastic workflows and studio in the cloud at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

Rendering, whereby a scene file of data is processed to become an image, is integral to visual effects and animation. It’s the compute-intensive process that allows an artist to see the final result of their efforts, instead of a low-resolution approximation. As a company founded by visual effects (VFX) practitioners, AWS Thinkbox has long focused […]

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Kayo Sports builds real-time view of the customer on AWS

Kayo Sports is Australia’s dedicated multi-sports streaming service offering more than 50 live and on-demand sports streamed instantly. Kayo Sports was looking to create a unified database integrating internal and external sources of data, including customer behavior, preferences, profile information, and other interactions to provide a better experience across customer touchpoints. The company decided to […]

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Network 10 selects AWS Media Services for richer content

AWS Media Services provides Network 10 with faster and more reliable streaming video capabilities Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that Network 10, one of Australia’s largest television networks, has selected AWS Media Services to support its video transport structure for remote production in South Africa for its upcoming season of […]

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