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Category: Content Production

HPA recognizes AWS Color in the Cloud workflow with Engineering Excellence Award

Among the top honorees of this year’s Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards for Engineering Excellence, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Color in the Cloud workflow has been recognized for its innovation. One of the media and entertainment industry’s top honors, the HPA Engineering Excellence Awards are bestowed upon outstanding technical and creative achievements in media, […]

Creative studio HOPR uses AWS Partner TrackIt to migrate its entire production workflow to Amazon Nimble Studio

Authored by Brad Winett, President and Partner at TrackIt. 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. Telework was essential to helping businesses adapt during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, with around half of all […]

AWS Thinkbox products now available free of charge

Today we are excited to announce that AWS Thinkbox products (Deadline, Draft, Krakatoa, Frost, XMesh, and Stoke) are now available at no cost. Thinkbox tools simplify rendering, VFX, and simulation workflows, and are in use by top studios around the world. AWS Thinkbox tools include: Deadline render farm management software that helps studios optimize and […]

Nimble Studio running Foundry Nuke showing FuzzyPixel short.

Amazon Nimble Studio now supports Amazon EC2 G3 and G5 instances for virtual workstations

Today, Amazon Nimble Studio introduces access to additional on-demand Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G3 and G5 instances, enabling content creators to use GPU virtual workstations for their production needs. Nimble Studio provides virtual workstations, high performant file storage, such as Amazon FSx, and render farm capacity through AWS Thinkbox Deadline, empowering the creation of […]

AWS showcases content production in the cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022

The annual SIGGRAPH conference reconvenes in Vancouver August 8-11 for the first time in two years and we couldn’t be more excited to connect with colleagues and friends from around the world to celebrate the state of the art in computer graphics, animation, virtual production, and visual effects. Join us to learn about the latest […]

Watch now: Pop Family Entertainment adopts Amazon Nimble Studio for content production

Pop Family Entertainment is a multi-genre content production company based in Australia. When it decided to create an original full-length animated feature, it began looking at rendering solutions to provide secure, heavy-duty computing power that would also allow remote talent to work uninterrupted. Watch the video or read this blog post to get an inside […]

Blackmagic Design advances remote DaVinci Resolve workflows with AWS

Creative video technology developer Blackmagic Design develops some of the most ubiquitous hardware and software in post-production. Its innovative approach to engineering and commitment to delivering affordable, high-quality solutions help creativity blossom. Among its latest advancements, Blackmagic Cloud, a new service launched at the 2022 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention, lets creatives work on […]

Integrating the Content Localization on AWS solution into your media creation and distribution workflow

Content creators and distributors seeking to deliver video content to worldwide customers have more options than ever before. However, even as tools and services for simplifying the distribution of video streams have become more readily available, the process of localizing content to make it understandable to a worldwide multi-lingual audience remains a challenge for many […]

AWS at NAB 2022 demos and presentation videos now available on demand

During the NAB Show 2022, Amazon Web Services showcased purpose-built solutions for media and entertainment (M&E) as well as technology-forward topics in its dedicated theater. Now, you can see many of these demonstrations and presentations on demand, which highlight the transformative power of the cloud across five solution areas for M&E: content production; media supply […]

Pixomondo puts AWS at core of multi-stage setup for virtual production studio

Global creative studio Pixomondo (PXO) has a well-earned reputation for producing high-end visual effects (VFX), having collected a trove of prestigious industry awards over the past two decades, including an Academy Award and several Emmy and Visual Effects Society (VES) Award wins. In a state of perpetual reinvention, the company has experimented with different tools […]