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Digital download: Celebrating M&E customer successes and innovations

Introducing me. Magazine, the first digital magazine from Amazon Web Services (AWS) created to celebrate and highlight the successes of our media and entertainment (M&E) customers. Be inspired by stories of collaboration and innovation from across the M&E industry. Learn how AWS customers, including the LA Clippers and Second Spectrum, NASCAR, PBS, Aldea Mexico, Videofashion, […]

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New – Streamline media analysis tasks with Amazon Rekognition Video

Amazon Rekognition Video is a machine learning (ML) based service that can analyze videos to identify objects, people, faces, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Starting today, you can streamline media analysis tasks by automating the detection of black frames, end credits, shot changes, and color bars using Amazon Rekognition […]

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Nautilus reshapes fitness offerings with Slalom Build and AWS

Nautilus debuted over thirty years ago with a new approach to strength training equipment that transformed the way people exercise. Since, the company has built a diverse family of brands, including Bowflex, Schwinn, and Octane Fitness, designed to meet the fitness needs of consumers around the world. Today, the fitness industry is being redefined by […]

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Case Study: Genflix Transforms OTT Service with CloudCover and AWS

When Genflix, Indonesia’s first over-the-top video service, migrated its video-on-demand workflow to Amazon Web Services, speed, scale, and cost were top priorities. In this case study, learn how CloudCover, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, helped Genflix transform its platform and its user experience with an end-to-end media workflow built on an array of cloud services, […]

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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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Virtual hackathon delivers real-world video workflows on AWS

Hackathons give organizations an opportunity to focus engineering resources on solving sticky challenges or driving bursts of innovation. These exercises can be a valuable part of a tech team’s toolkit, as AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner Metal Toad demonstrated. On May 6, Metal Toad launched a virtual hackathon to develop fully functional video […]

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Sample video frame extracted from Big Buck Bunny. Pixels tend to be surrounded by other pixels of similar color - for example, in the sky, blue pixels are surrounded by other blue pixels, and white pixels are surrounded by other white pixels in the cloud. Encoders exploit this property to compress images using spatial compression.

Back to Basics: GOPs Explained

Sometimes in their daily lives, video engineers forget that not everybody understands the alphabet-soup of three letter acronyms (TLAs) that get used regularly in our industry. In this Back to Basics series of blog posts, I revisit core and fundamental concepts in video compression and delivery and attempt to explain them in accessible, easy to […]

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AWS Insights Highlights APN Partner Launch Announcements

Today, thousands of media professionals are tuning into the AWS Insights Online Conference, a virtual event featuring strategies and solutions for M&E workloads across multiple keynotes and three session tracks. As a part of this in-depth learning event, the AWS Partner Network (APN) team covers 27 recent launches and API/SDK integrations made by APN media partners across […]

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Cloud-optimized Channel Origination with Imagine Communications’ Versio Playout Solution

Authored by Joe Ashba, Senior Solutions Architect, Imagine Communications.  Using AWS building blocks to create a linear playout solution for the cloud As media companies explore new opportunities afforded to them by cloud technologies, they recognize the potential for tapping these resources creatively to strengthen and diversify their broadcast portfolio. Channel origination is the most […]

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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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