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Guest Post from Videon: Low Latency Live Streaming with Videon and AWS Elemental

Guest post by Videon 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. Low latency live video has typically been synonymous with traditional broadcasting. Being able to achieve 4-8 seconds of system latency has been hard to match with […]

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How-to: Use QVBR for Streaming Live Events Like the 2018 AWS re:Invent Keynotes

Introduction AWS re:Invent is the largest event of the year for Amazon Web Services and the keynote addresses are the centerpieces of the week-long event. Live streams from re:Invent command a large viewership from around the world and are the highlight of the year for the AWS Event Technology Team. In 2018, AWS Elemental introduced […]

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Spuul Chooses Tools in The Cloud

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 06. OTT video is becoming an increasingly viable mode of content delivery, allowing niche players from regional broadcasters to businesses to deliver content in a more targeted way. Singapore-based OTT service Spuul serves Indian content to viewers both in India and abroad across a range of platforms. […]

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Creating a Custom AWS Elemental MediaTailor Metric and Amazon CloudWatch Alarm

In a previous blog, we demonstrated how to programmatically access default logs and metrics provided by AWS Elemental MediaTailor. In this post, we will walk through creating our own metric using the MediaTailor log groups that have been made available in Amazon CloudWatch. At a glance, this is what we will do: Create an IAM […]

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How to Set Up a Resilient End-to-End Live Workflow Using AWS Elemental Products and Services: Part 1

Part 1: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: The Fundamentals (This Post) Part 2: Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows Part 3: Multi-regions reference architecture deployment walkthrough: Advanced Workflows Single-region reference architecture deployment walkthrough: The Fundamentals In a recent blog post, Kiran Patel described the resiliency challenges generated by high-profile live streaming events, and how […]

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How Disney built their streaming analytics pipeline on AWS

Video streaming is providing content creators direct data on consumer behavior like never before. However, without the proper pipeline from viewer to database, deriving insights about customer preferences and engagement can take days or weeks. In this session from the Strata Data Conference in San Jose in May 2018, Adam Ahringer, manager of software data […]

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VOD Automation Part 1: Create a Serverless Watchfolder Workflow Using AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction File-based video processing workflows on AWS can be built using AWS Elemental MediaConvert to transcode source media into output formats. Using MediaConvert, video providers with any size content library can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for multiscreen delivery. Once you start using MediaConvert to transcode videos, the next step is usually to build an […]

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What Was New from AWS Elemental in 2018

2017 was a big year for AWS Elemental, with the release five new services to the AWS Management Console. 2018 had one more new service, but that in no way means that it was a quiet year in the AWS Elemental Media Services world. In case you missed all the excitement across the year, here […]

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Optimizing Computing Performance With AWS Thinkbox Deadline – Part 1

AWS Thinkbox Deadline is a compute management solution often employed in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. It is used to control render farms with physical and virtual machines running both on-premises and on AWS. Once Deadline is up and running, it is natural to look into how to […]

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