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Category: Foundational (100)

NGA introduces Microburst cloud pilot during Enterprise Challenge 2019

Concluding our updates from the 2019 Enterprise Challenge series of demonstrations, sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, or USD(I) and led by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), we can report that NGA’s Microburst cloud concept was successfully demonstrated to many government organizations. Supported by AWS Elemental and several Amazon Web Services technology partners, […]

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AWS Joins the Academy Software Foundation

Filmmaking is evolving at an incredible pace. The content created for features, episodics, and beyond is becoming increasingly complex. Sophisticated visual effects and animation tools have been used to realize the director’s vision at a level never been seen before, from replacing entire greenscreen backlots with stunning vistas or CG cityscapes, to waging epic superhero […]

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FANtastic. Engaging. AWSome.

AWS Media & Entertainment Symposium 2019, Kings Place, London, 27th June At twice the scale of previous years, and with a superb new venue and hands-on AWS technology tracks, the 2019 edition of the AWS UK Media & Entertainment Symposium brought together a wide array of industry tech pioneers. Attendees and presenters explored the thinking, […]

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Demystifying Apple Low-Latency HTTP Live Streaming Feature Image

Demystifying Apple Low-Latency HTTP Live Streaming

The latest entrant to the world of low latency over-the-top (OTT) streaming is Apple’s draft specification: Low-Latency HLS. This blog post will explore some of the features and nuances surrounding the new HTTP live streaming format and as such, and is purely informational in nature. Background OTT streaming, that is video streams delivered over the […]

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AWS for Visual Effects Explained

Visual effects (VFX) help drive storytelling, whether through eye-catching intergalactic showdowns or subtle CGI that transports modern viewers to bygone eras and locations. VFX artists pour countless hours into crafting and perfecting shots, often iterating on data-heavy files up until the last minute before final export. Cloud-based technology removes many of the traditional physical and […]

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Textron Systems Displays New Geospatial Analytic Tool with AWS at the 2019 GEOINT Symposium

Video is often thought of in terms of entertainment, but it also informs decisions across a range of industries, from defense to oil and gas, agriculture, and beyond. Intelligence agencies, for instance, analyze live footage from aircraft to gather and act on timely intel, or in agriculture, footage from an unmanned aerial system (UAS) can be used to evaluate crop yield or fight fires. To support quick […]

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Glo Brings High-Quality Yoga Instruction to the Masses with AWS

Glo challenges people to pause amidst life’s daily distractions to find a quiet place for personal progress. The subscription-based yoga studio hosts community classes free-of-charge at its Santa Monica-based facility, but what makes Glo unique is its extensive library of on-demand yoga, meditation, and Pilates courses taught by renowned instructors from around the world. The […]

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In the News: Hotstar Sets New Global Record for Live Viewership

Indian streaming giant Hotstar broke the global record for simultaneous streaming viewers this past weekend with 18.6 million users watching the finals of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Read TechCrunch’s coverage here. To learn more about AWS services used for Hotstar’s streaming architecture, check out: Saving Millions : Leveraging EC2 Spots at Scale by Gaurav […]

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Using speech-to-text for media captioning and metadata generation

Guest post by Mark Stephens (Partner Solutions Architect, AWS Partner Program), James Varndell (Product Manager, IPV), and Rebecca Lindley (Product Marketing Associate, IPV). In our last guest post, we discussed how IPV Curator works with AWS to transform workflows and boost productivity by solving common problems in the content production industry. This time we’ll be focussing on […]

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Extracting Value From Video Archives Using AI: Videofashion Case Study

For M&E companies with large content archives, the principal challenge is surfacing the most relevant content for use by producers or licensors. Taking it further, some customers such as sports leagues (that have access to decades’ worth of content) want to make their content archives available to their fanbase via an API so that the […]

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