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Add live chat to your video streams with Amazon Interactive Video Service

Today, Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) introduced Amazon IVS Chat, a new feature that enables developers to build interactive experiences designed to scale alongside Amazon IVS live streams. The team at Amazon IVS understands the importance of live chat as a core part of social video. Alongside Timed Metadata, Amazon IVS Chat is a foundational technology […]

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Virtual production reference architecture with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine

Today, we introduce the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Reference Architecture for Virtual Production with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. AWS customers, when challenged with building the right architecture for virtual production, can follow the best practices outlined in this post. This reference architecture is built with security, agility, and operational excellence in mind. AWS Reference Architecture […]

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Live IP video closed captioning moves into the cloud with EEG and AWS CDI

For modern audiences, it’s hard to remember a time when closed captioning wasn’t a standard menu option. Across the US and much of the world, accessibility to the essential service became a government mandate via legislation set in the 1990s. Since then, encoding and decoding technology for closed captioning has advanced, but its evolution has […]

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The evolution of broadcast cloud playout

This post is co-authored by Martin Whittaker – Technical Product Director, Evertz, Aekta Joshi – Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Architect – AWS ProServe M&E, and Mark Stephens, Partner Solutions Architect – AWS. 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 […]

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Part 2 – anatomy of a live streaming AWS CloudFormation template

In an earlier blog, we shared an AWS CloudFormation template that automated the deployment of a simple live streaming workflow using AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaStore. We took apart the template and analyzed the various sections of the template including the defined MediaLive and MediaStore resources. Since the blog’s publication, AWS Elemental MediaPackage […]

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Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 2

Amazon CloudFront alongside media services and serverless technologies from AWS make it easy to protect your video stream from unauthorized viewing. In part one of this blog post, you learned how to set up Amazon Cognito, create an API to generate cookies and protect your stream from unauthorized access. In this post, we will provide […]

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[Updated 1/4/2021]: Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 1

Amazon CloudFront alongside media services and serverless technologies from AWS make it easy to protect your video stream from unauthorized viewing. Whether it’s to ensure audiences have the right subscription to view the content, or that sensitive information can only be seen by permissioned viewers, there are many reasons content providers need to secure their […]

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Live video production using vMix on Amazon EC2

Live video is a popular and effective mechanism for businesses to stay in contact with their customers and stakeholders. As business constraints continue to evolve and content producers are challenged to produce live content outside the studio, including from their own home, live video production solutions from AWS can help businesses across industries adapt quickly. […]

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Creating a secure video-on-demand (VOD) platform using AWS

Video has become the primary means of Information sharing and learning. Customers are investing in innovative solutions to tap into the e-learning and video space. Video content is their IP and needs to be protected and securely delivered. Online video is a powerful technology that every industry, from businesses to educational institutions to government agencies, is […]

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Monetize media content with AWS Elemental MediaTailor and Computer Vision

In a previous post, we explained how to build a Media Analysis Solution that extracts key details from media files without machine learning expertise. However, for media content in the cloud, there are many additional applications and business opportunities to explore. In this blog post, we show how to increase the monetization potential of media content by […]

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