AWS Media Blog

Category: Content Production

AWS Thinkbox open sources Krakatoa MY and XMesh MY

Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces that AWS Thinkbox plugins Krakatoa and XMesh for Autodesk Maya are now available under the Apache 2.0 open source license. You can access the source code from GitHub for Krakatoa and XMesh for Autodesk Maya. Krakatoa and XMesh are part of a suite of AWS Thinkbox artist tools that […]

Render sequence from Stranger Things season 4. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix supports VFX companies onboard to the cloud, with AWS as key provider

The imaginative characters and settings from Netflix-original content like “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton,” “Slumberland,” “The Adam Project,” and beyond couldn’t be brought to life for audiences worldwide without visual effects (VFX) and animation behind the scenes. Creating standout imagery for these projects and others requires substantial artistic talent, for which the streamer has acquired established VFX […]

AWS for M&E at re:Invent 2022

Each year, professionals from the global cloud community converge at the annual AWS re:Invent conference to attend inspirational keynotes and panels, in-depth learning sessions, and network with industry colleagues and leaders. This year proves no exception as re:Invent returns to Las Vegas, NV November 28 – December 2 in full force. With the transformative technology […]

Uncompressed Media over IP on AWS: Read the whitepaper

Today, AWS is pleased to introduce the Uncompressed Media over IP on AWS whitepaper. As customers transition from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure for media workflows, they are taking advantage of new standards for transporting broadcast signals such as SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS. This shift to IP is not simple, […]

See how FOX uses AWS solutions at scale to pioneer live and on-demand content delivery

FOX Corporation (FOX) produces and distributes news, sports, and entertainment content. Millions of viewers engage with content from FOX through its broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. FOX pioneers live and on-demand media content delivery and production using cloud-based solutions including: storage, compute, machine learning (ML), media solutions, and databases from Amazon Web Services (AWS). After […]

AWS IBC 2022 Showcase Theater explores real-world solutions to Media & Entertainment industry challenges

Full-day event highlights how AWS customers are using the cloud to turn possibilities into realities Heading into this year’s International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is unveiling the speaker line-up for its all-day takeover of the IBC Showcase Theater. The event takes place in the RAI, Hall 12 on Saturday, September […]

AWS Partners at IBC 2022

This year at IBC 2022, see demonstrations of AWS-enabled solutions for content production, media supply chain, broadcast, direct-to-consumer and data science & analytics featuring AWS Partners. Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS) on stand 5.C80 to experience the integrated story of how media and entertainment companies are moving their key workloads to the cloud. Content Production […]

Create broadcast-quality CTV advertising with the Imagine Communications SureFire video ad server on AWS

This blog was co-authored by Dan Murray, Product Marketing Manager, Imagine Communications, and Raul Vecchione, Senior Partner Solutions Architect, AWS. With shifting market dynamics, streaming connected TV (CTV) services are becoming increasingly ad supported. To optimize the monetization of ad-supported streaming, media companies are looking to effectively deploy and use addressable advertising solutions that facilitate […]

Building a strong identity foundation: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP)

In the previous blog in the series, Aligning AWS security services to MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP), we discussed MovieLabs, the Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP), and how customers can begin to implement CSAP using Amazon Web Services (AWS). We focused on the three foundational concepts of CSAP: Zero Trust, Intrinsic vs […]

Transformation journeys: Creating and delivering amazing content experiences in the cloud at IBC 2022

As the worldwide demand for content continues to grow, leading broadcasters and content creators are redefining their workflows with the power of the cloud. Visit Amazon Web Services (AWS) on stand 5.C80 at IBC 2022 and join AWS special sessions at the IBC Showcase Theater on Saturday, September 10, where we’ll cover everything from broadcast to […]