AWS for M&E Blog

Category: Content Production

AWS to showcase live broadcast workflows, generative AI, and more at NAB 2024

As the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show returns to Las Vegas, Nevada April 13-17, 2024, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is fully embodying the Show’s motto, ‘Where Content Comes to Life,’ with a live cloud-powered newsroom production demonstration in collaboration with NVIDIA. AWS for media and entertainment (M&E) solutions that enable customers to create, deliver, […]

Running scalable, cost-effective Edit in the Cloud workloads on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

As the creative landscape has evolved over the last few years, content businesses have needed to adapt to support globally dispersed workforces, to prioritize creativity over technology, and to embrace a shift towards sustainability. Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps businesses meet these challenges by offering services that allow customers to Edit in the Cloud. By […]

Getting started with Open Job Description from “Hello World” to FFmpeg

Go from “Hello World” to a chained and configurable set of FFmpeg instructions using the Open Job Description specification and newly released tools and libraries to create and configure compute jobs. Introduction In January and February of 2024, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Thinkbox Deadline team released specification, tooling, and sample templates for the open-source […]

How to integrate Audible Magic with Amazon IVS to identify copyrighted content

This blog was co-authored by Dan Curry, Sr. Product Manager, Content Identification at Audible Magic, and Andrew DeWitt, Director, Product Management at Audible Magic. Introduction Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) from Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a managed live streaming service that enables businesses to build interactive experiences and applications to delight their customers […]

RED Camera Cloud Upload to AWS

Overview In early 2023, RED Digital Cinema introduced Cloud Upload, the ability to upload directly to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) from its cinematic cameras (RED Raptor and RED Komodo series). This integration allows filmmakers on-set to record clips and immediately upload that content to Amazon Web Services (AWS) without the need to remove […]

How Wonder Dynamics is accelerating creativity with AWS

Technological advancements are unlocking new, more accessible and cost-efficient ways to create stunning visual effects (VFX) usually reserved for blockbuster film budgets. Among the tools changing the game is an artificial intelligence (AI) content creation platform from Wonder Dynamics called Wonder Studio, which allows creators to quickly and easily composite a stylized computer generated (CG) […]

AWS introduces Open Job Description for render pipelines

New open standard aims to make render jobs portable across any rendering pipeline Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduces Open Job Description (OpenJD), a new, flexible, open specification for defining render jobs to be portable between studios and render solutions. Render pipelines can vary widely depending upon project, technology, and administrative decisions. OpenJD is designed […]

Figure 1: Autodesk VRED main interface showing a ray traced car presented in a realistic fashion.

Enhanced Autodesk VRED render scheduling with AWS Thinkbox Deadline

This blog was co-authored by Mike Jupp, Manager of Design Realisation & Technology, Nissan Design Europe and Rusil Patel, Sr. Manager of Cloud Infrastructure, Rivian. Figure 1: Autodesk VRED provides high-quality rendering and streaming of complex digital assets. Introduction With the release of AWS Thinkbox Deadline 10.3, AWS partnered with Nissan Design Europe and Rivian […]

Bardel Entertainment commits to expansion with AWS

Fans of popular animated series and features have likely seen the handiwork of Bardel Entertainment. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, the 2D, 3D, and hybrid animation studio has worked with industry leaders, including Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, and Warner Brothers to create imaginative primetime programming for all ages as well as content for […]

Creative collaboration and innovation on the schedule at The VIEW Conference 2023

Since the year 2000, Turin, Italy has been the home of the VIEW Conference, one of Europe’s most prominent computer graphics (CG) industry events. With a diverse lineup of professionals from creative fields including CG, animation, visual effects, and more, The VIEW Conference is a hub for innovation, collaboration, and inspiration. This year Amazon Web […]