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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Creating dashboards and alarms for AWS Elemental MediaConvert using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction If you are developing an automated video-on-demand workflow, you may at times need to monitor specific parts of the workflow pipeline. When it comes to the transcoding piece of the workflow, AWS Elemental MediaConvert is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch to provide metrics and events from the MediaConvert service. You can create simple CloudWatch dashboards […]

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Monitoring AWS Media Services using Amazon CloudWatch Events

The Media Services Application Mapper (MSAM) tool was created to help video streaming operators monitor their live channels. The tool provides a web interface that visualizes the components of live video workflows, including logical connections between AWS Media Services and other services from AWS. MSAM can be configured to show error messages, alerts, and alarms […]

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Services and tools for monitoring video workflows on AWS

Congratulations, you’re hosting your video workflows in the cloud. You can now benefit from the redundancy, durability, and integration provided by many AWS cloud services and tools for video workflows. Before you begin basking in the glory, let me ask you: Do you know the end-to-end health of those workflows right now? Are you monitoring […]

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Cloud-optimized Channel Origination with Imagine Communications’ Versio Playout Solution

Authored by Joe Ashba, Senior Solutions Architect, Imagine Communications.  Using AWS building blocks to create a linear playout solution for the cloud As media companies explore new opportunities afforded to them by cloud technologies, they recognize the potential for tapping these resources creatively to strengthen and diversify their broadcast portfolio. Channel origination is the most […]

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Delivering rugged video and spatial streaming capability in a flexible, cost-effective solution

The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Emergency Services Agency (ESA) leverages the security and reliability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for live video streaming, archive, and complex spatial data processing. ESA is the ACT Government organisation charged with providing emergency management services to the Canberra community and works closely with its counterparts across […]

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Monitoring AWS Elemental MediaStore with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

Many customers have built live streaming workflows using AWS Elemental MediaStore as a high performant live video origin in the cloud. For example, FOX recently used MediaStore as a low latency origin for its AWS-enabled production workflow for Super Bowl LIV. In a previous blog post, I explained how to use MediaStore access logs to […]

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Providing Remote Learning for Millions of Israel Students Through Live Stream

With students around the world now learning from home due to COVID-19, governments and educators are using technology to provide remote learning experiences. In Israel, the Ministry of Education collaborated with education technology (EdTech) companies and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide continuity of learning for 1.8 million students. Together, AWS, the Israel Center for […]

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Create a Live Streaming CloudWatch Dashboard using AWS Elemental MediaStore Access Logs

Customers build live streaming video workflows using AWS Elemental MediaStore as a high performant live video origin in the cloud. But when it comes to monitoring live video streams, customers can find it a little challenging to create an Amazon CloudWatch dashboard using AWS Elemental MediaStore access logs. By default, AWS Elemental MediaStore does not […]

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Managing Hybrid Video Processing Workflows with Apache Airflow

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. Authored by Riccardo Vescovi, Head of Solution Engineering – Fincons; Donato Fraccalvieri, Solution Architect – Fincons; Gianluca De Giuseppe, Solution Architecture – Fincons; and Zavisa Bjelogrlic, Partner Solution Architect – AWS.  Fincons Group is a […]

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Detect Silent Audio Tracks in VOD Content with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction In file-based video processing workflows, content providers often standardize on the mezzanine file format used to share content with their customers and partners. When sharing video-on-demand (VOD) content, produced mezzanine files often have same number of audio tracks regardless of how many are in the actual content. For example, MXF media assets may be […]

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