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Category: AWS Cloud Digital Interface

Flexible client preview with AWS Cloud Digital Interface

As high-performance, real-time post production workflows such as color grading and finishing migrate to the cloud, the ability to view reference quality video on appropriate local display devices is critical. In addition, as teams become more and more comfortable working at a distance, creative decision makers still expect to have a real-time, high-quality view to […]

Distribute low-latency broadcast content in AWS using JPEG XS and AWS CDI

Introduction Live production workflows are one of the most demanding workloads for broadcasters. Broadcasters require low latency, agility, scalability, and reliability to deliver live content like news and sporting events to consumers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) developed the AWS Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) SDK as an open-source project to help the media and entertainment industry with […]

AWS Partners demonstrate the transformative power of the cloud at 2022 NAB Show

The 2022 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas featured a variety of new technologies for media and entertainment built on Amazon Web Services (AWS). For example, AWS Partners demonstrated the transformative power of the cloud for content production, media supply chain and archive, broadcast, direct-to-consumer and streaming, and data science and analytics […]

Color in the Cloud: Motion picture and television color grading and finishing on AWS with Baselight

Motion picture and television workloads that require high-fidelity color monitoring such as color grading, VFX compositing, digital intermediate, finishing, and master quality control have typically been precluded from running in the cloud due to the traditional 8-bit 4:2:0 sRGB color space limitations of pixel streaming clients such as Teradici’s CAS and AWS NICE DCV (NICE […]

AWS holds second CDI interoperability workshop for highest-quality live video production

AWS Media & Entertainment (M&E) customers continue to seek ways to re-invent their businesses to be more flexible and efficient in a rapidly changing media environment. Cloud processing and distribution of file-based media are now mature workloads; however, the cloud-based production of the highest value live content is a relatively new concept. Many large broadcast […]

Part 3: Live and VOD-to-Live HDR workflows on AWS

Part 1: Expanding the color gamut with HDR and AWS Elemental Part 2: HDR VOD workflows using AWS Elemental Server and AWS Elemental MediaConvert Part 3: Live and VOD-to-Live HDR workflows on AWS (this post) Introduction In this post, we focus on live content generated in real time, as well as file playout or VOD-to-live […]

AWS Partners use AWS CDI to interoperate with the highest-quality live video

Momentum for live production in the cloud has grown, accelerated by an unprecedented demand for remote workflows in 2020 and 2021. For the live production community to fully realize the benefits and scalability of the cloud, however, there are challenges to overcome. One such barrier today is that a large majority of standard tasks – […]

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 […]

LTN and Grabyo offer a sneak peek at AWS CDI in live sports production

Authored by Rick Young, SVP and Head of Global Products at LTN, and Gareth Capon, CEO at Grabyo. 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.   While cloud-based production has steadily gained favor among broadcasters, live […]

What AWS CDI means for the future of content production and delivery

Each new technological evolution in media and entertainment (M&E) has pushed the industry to reimagine content creation and consumption. Innovations like the SDI (Serial Digital Interface) family of digital video interfaces, and transporting video over Internet Protocol (IP), for instance, have dramatically impacted how television broadcasting and content production operate. The growing role of the […]