AWS Media Blog

Category: Media & Entertainment

Monitor Performance with AWS Elemental MediaStore HTTP Access Logs

AWS Elemental MediaStore is an AWS storage service optimized for media. It gives you the performance, consistency, and low latency required to deliver live streaming video content. To monitor ingest and egress for MediaStore, pipeline access logs provide detailed records for requests that are made for any object stored in a MediaStore container. This information […]

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AWS Media Tech Demo: Media Services Application Mapping Visualization and Monitoring

Whether you’re managing a live event or a 24/7 channel, you want to figure out which part of your workflow needs attention as fast as possible. A highly-available, resilient live streaming workflow should keep providing viewers a working, high-quality experience, even if some of the elements that make up the workflow are degraded or failing. […]

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EC19 experimental aircraft

Improving mission video system efficiency for government operations

The Enterprise Challenge exercise is an annual joint and coalition intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance interoperability demonstration. You can read our preview of the event here. In May at the annual Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence USD(I)-sponsored Enterprise Challenge exercise, Amazon Web Services (AWS) demonstrated how government organizations can combine AWS and AWS Elemental services with […]

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AWS Media Tech Demo: Live Streaming with Automated Multi-Language Subtitling

Until now, to create captions for a live event, stenographers had to be listening closely to capture the speech to convert it to text. To make it more complex, for live content, this has to be done in as close to real-time as possible. If the captions were needed in additional languages, the text was […]

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In the News: Fox Sports Uses AWS S3 to Enable Remote Production for FIFA Women’s World Cup

FOX Sports was looking to create captivating program elements, such as promos, player profiles, replay clips, and B-roll packages, while matches progressed in Paris for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, without ever having to leave its familiar, well-equipped “Pico” facility home base, in Los Angeles, CA. From Sports Video Group News, read how Fox […]

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AWS Thinkbox Partners Help take Your Studio to the Cloud

Today we’re announcing the new AWS Thinkbox partner site which highlights AWS Thinkbox and APN partners that can help accelerate your journey to a hybrid or even a full content production pipeline in the cloud. The partners on this page are uniquely positioned to help your studio meet the demands of rapid and efficient content production by leveraging the power of AWS. These partners […]

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Vroom! NASCAR Puts Fans in the Race with AWS Media Services

Just about every weekend between February and November, NASCAR thrills U.S. motorsports enthusiasts with some of the highest-horsepower racing action around. The sights, sounds, smells, and experiences of U.S. stock car racing are unlike any other: race cars reaching nearly 200 miles per hour (322 km/h); engines revving past 9,000 rpm; exceeding three G-forces in […]

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Kayo Sports Delivers Rich User Experiences with AWS

Kayo Sports offers Australia’s sports fans a massive selection of more than 50 live sports powered by FOX SPORTS Australia, ESPN, and beIN SPORTS. Watch to learn how Kayo Sports uses AWS services for media, compute, storage, and analysis to deliver 30,000 hours of live content and rich interactive user experiences.

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AWS Elemental Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate Viewer

Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding is a rate control mode that launched in AWS Elemental MediaConvert and AWS Elemental MediaLive in 2018. QVBR is an enhanced version of variable bitrate (VBR) rate control that minimizes wasted bits and adjusts bitrate to maintain consistent video quality. QVBR is also available in the appliance and software products […]

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FAQs About Live Streaming on AWS: How Much Does Live Streaming Cost on AWS?

How Much Does Live Streaming Cost on AWS? Update This blog post has been updated since it was first published on August 8, 2018. Effective May 17th, 2019, AWS Elemental MediaPackage announced a significant reduction in pricing for live channel ingest, and origination and packaging. All of the costs below have been revised based on […]

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