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Category: Content Production

Create a conda package and channel for AWS Deadline Cloud

AWS Deadline Cloud is a fully managed service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables you to have a scalable, fully managed visual compute farm up and running in minutes. Executing render jobs for digital content creation (DCC) applications like Blender, Houdini, Maya, and Nuke can be a rapid, turnkey experience with Deadline Cloud Sevice-Managed Fleets […]

Managing media access in a content lake using Shot Locker

Hollywood studios are rapidly adopting cloud-based content production workflows to realize benefits such as scalability, security, and cost savings available with the cloud. However, a major challenge for content producers is allowing secure, controlled access to production media to third-party vendors, such as VFX houses and color grading teams. Shot Locker is an example web […]

Sky accelerates innovation with new software-defined encoding platform built on AWS

Optimizing the audience experience is a central focus for Sky, one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies and part of Comcast Corporation. To make that happen, Sky’s engineering teams are continuously advancing technology workflows from content creation through delivery behind the scenes. With video encoding, packaging, and distribution a crucial piece of that puzzle, […]

A deep dive into IMF and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

What is IMF? How does it differ from traditional files? The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a standardized system for organizing and sharing digital content, which brings significant benefit to the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. It works as a universal framework that simplifies distribution of file-based audio and video across different platforms, devices, and […]

The Getting Started Series: Fundamentals for streamlining your creative pipeline with AWS Deadline Cloud

Traditional on-premises render farms often pose significant operational challenges, including hardware procurement, software licensing management, and scalability constraints. However, in the rapidly evolving world of visual effects (VFX) and animation, efficient rendering pipelines are vital to meeting tight deadlines and delivering high-quality content. This is where AWS Deadline Cloud comes into play, offering a fully […]

Riding the wave of industry disruption in VFX and animation

Any industry that relies on technology inherently deals with disruption, and this includes the media and entertainment. What’s less definitive is how frequently waves of change occur and what impact they may have. Each new technological advancement can present challenges and opportunities, a theme that was readily apparent at a recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Media & Entertainment Symposium panel featuring VFX and animation industry leaders. The group came together to discuss the most pressing industry-wide disruptions, including the rapid emergence of generative artificial intelligence (AI), and predictions for the year ahead.

Enabling publishers to customize content while maintaining editorial oversight with Amazon Bedrock

Reader engagement is key for any publisher and directly correlates to revenue growth. One of the best mechanisms to increase reader engagement is personalization. Prior to the mainstream availability of generative AI foundation models (FMs), personalization was, and still is, achieved by understanding patterns in reader behaviour and surfacing content relevant to them. Amazon Bedrock […]

How the cloud is advancing virtual production

Virtual production has reshaped movie making in many different ways, providing filmmakers with unique capabilities ranging from remote collaboration and pre-visualization to final pixel in-camera visual effects (ICVFX). In the last three years, virtual production has catapulted into the mainstream. While technological advances have made the process more accessible, complex virtual production techniques continue to […]

How to add Open Job Description in your render pipeline

Open Job Description (OpenJD) is a new open specification introduced by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in January, 2024 that makes job submissions portable across any rendering pipeline. OpenJD includes three Python libraries and tools packages that anyone can use to create integrations with their render pipeline. Openjd-cli provides a command-line tool to develop and run […]

AWS celebrates big technology wins at NAB 2024

NAB Show 2024 may have come and gone, but at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re still full of excitement. From the West Hall to South Hall of the LVCC and everywhere in between, the AWS for Media & Entertainment (M&E) team and technology were out in full force. To top it off, three of our […]