AWS Media Blog

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Jordan develops e-learning platform for 2 million students with AWS

Earlier this year, as schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Jordan wanted to quickly help students across the country reconnect with their teachers and classmates and resume their education. Through a multi-faceted collaboration led by Mawdoo3.com, the largest Arabic-language platform in the world, the Darsak.gov.jo e-learning platform was built in just […]

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The evolution of the television live event ecosystem and how AWS and TAGVS are shaping the future – Part 2

This blog was co-authored by Kevin Joyce (TAG Video Systems), Peter Wharton (Happy Robots), Michael Proulx (Retired CTO), and Mark Stephens (Amazon Web Services). In the first of this two-part series, we walked through the linear television live event ecosystem and how it is evolving through the use of cloud. This second part is focused on […]

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Case study: Joyn builds groundbreaking streaming video platform on AWS

As Germany’s first free streaming video service to combine live TV with on-demand content and exclusive programming, Joyn requires a flexible, scalable media infrastructure to support growing viewership and ongoing advancements in its offering. A new case study explains how Joyn built its pioneering service on an innovative serverless architecture with cloud-based tools, including AWS Elemental […]

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Interface view of the AWS Portal, a feature of AWS Thinkbox Deadline

Optimizing computing performance with AWS Thinkbox deadline – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, we discuss how to collect benchmark data, how to decide what hardware and software to run, and what AWS Thinkbox Deadline features can be used to get the highest performance at the lowest cost. In part 3, we look at the AWS Portal-specific considerations related […]

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Second spectrum chooses AWS for cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and media services

Second Spectrum, the Official Optical Tracking and Analytics Provider of sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the English Premier League, has chosen AWS as its preferred cloud, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) provider. Second Spectrum has also selected AWS media services to help deliver new kinds of live game-watching […]

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Optimizing computing performance with AWS Thinkbox deadline – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed how to collect benchmark data and how to decide what hardware and software to run to get the highest performance at the lowest cost. Next, we will look at the AWS Thinkbox Deadline features related to performance optimization. Note: Basic familiarity with AWS Thinkbox Deadline, 3D rendering […]

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Overview of the UGC upload process you will build in this tutorial

2020 Resolution: Add user-generated content to your applications

Many AWS customers have started to allow user-generated content (UGC) within their applications to enhance users’ ability to connect with each other and express themselves individually. This video content usually takes the form of short “stories” (less than one minute) told in a personal way, and showcasing things like products, clothing, or real estate. Allowing […]

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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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