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Category: AWS Elemental MediaConnect

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 […]

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AWS Elemental Link UHD brings viewers closer to Super Bowl Halftime Show in 4K

Football fans from across the country gathered in a packed SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 to see the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals face off in the biggest game of the year. At the same time, more than 112 million people worldwide tuned into a live event broadcast and stream to catch key […]

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Video transmission service using AWS Elemental MediaConnect and Fujitsu IP series encoders and decoders

Fujitsu’s Network Error Correction Protocol available in AWS Elemental MediaConnect

This post is authored by Mr. Yosuke Arimura, Manager, Urban Environmental System Division, Social System Unit, Fujitsu Limited. 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. AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a high-quality transport service for live video […]

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Part 2: SCTE 35 signal conditioning in AWS Elemental Live

This is the second post in a two-part series. Read the first post here. It is quite common for AWS Elemental Live, which lets users encode live video on premises for events and 24/7 streams, to be used to deliver live streams into Amazon Web Services (AWS) for over-the-top (OTT) workflows and to distribute a […]

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Architecture diagram with live and on-demand workflows feeding into Amazon CloudFront

Migrating Microsoft Smooth Streaming to Amazon CloudFront for streaming video

Migrating Microsoft Smooth Streaming to Amazon CloudFront—a content delivery network (CDN) service built for high performance, security, and developer convenience—for video on demand (VOD) and live streaming is a conversation that we have had with many of our customers. During the past few years, several CDN providers have begun to remove support for Smooth Streaming. […]

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A+E Networks UK enhanced distribution using a playout solution built by AWS Partner Amagi

Media network A+E Networks UK (A+E UK) needed to find a new playout solution when its previous service provider suddenly went out of business. Unless it found one within 3 months, A+E wouldn’t be able to broadcast its TV and streaming channels—including HISTORY, Crime+Investigation, Lifetime, and BLAZE—to 60 million homes across 100 countries. Finding a […]

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Introducing the Streaming Media Lens whitepaper for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Today we are delighted to introduce the Streaming Media Lens, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected whitepaper. AWS Well-Architected provides a consistent approach for customers to evaluate architectures and implement scalable designs, and this whitepaper provides prescriptive guidance for customers to assess workloads and identify best practices to deploy video streaming workloads. Using the AWS […]

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PGA TOUR tees up with AWS to reimagine the fan experience

With every major event, professional sports leagues continue to transform the fan experience using a range of technological advancements, from artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning (ML) and analytics. Looking to boost fan engagement and streamline its video production and delivery workflow, the PGA TOUR (TOUR) recently enlisted Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official […]

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AWS Elemental Live introduces JPEG XS for low-latency, visually lossless contribution to the cloud

An introduction to JPEG XS As video consumption increases and content providers move toward higher quality content, bandwidth capacity becomes ever more important. Broadcasters transitioning from traditional serial digital interface (SDI) infrastructure to internet protocol (IP) technology for uncompressed video transport within the broadcast facility follow Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards […]

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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 […]

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