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Category: AWS Elemental MediaConvert

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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Frankly, Cloud is the Future

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 09. Before being acquired by Frankly, WorldNow had been in the digital solutions business for broadcasters since 1999. The company provided a digital publishing platform, which included CMS and multimedia functions with a front end that delivered to a variety of platforms including iOS, Android, Apple TV, […]

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New eBook | Accelerate your media workflows using AWS solutions

Today’s media and entertainment (M&E) audiences want to access content anywhere at any time. They want choice regarding the format and on what device they consume media. And they expect personalization—to see only the content and advertisements that are most relevant to them. This eBook examines the one-click deployment solutions available from Amazon Web Services […]

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Using and Extending the Open Source SPEKE Reference Server

Introducing the SPEKE Reference Server Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) defines the standard for communication between encryptors and packagers or encoders of media content and digital rights management (DRM) key providers. The specification accommodates encryptors running on-premises and in the AWS Cloud. The SPEKE Reference Server is an implementation of the SPEKE API […]

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AWS Media Solutions at NAB Show 2019

With more than 90,000 attendees from 160 countries, the 2019 NAB Show again attracted media and entertainment professionals from across the world to interact with the people and tools that will propel the industry forward. AWS was there to share insights, strategies, and technologies to help content providers create innovation and opportunity from their broadcast and […]

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Guest Post from castLabs: AWS Customers Can Use SPEKE and DRMtoday for Video Security

Guest post Bryce Pedersen, VP of Marketing, castLabs 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. The Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) specification defines the standard for authentication and communication between encryptors and digital rights […]

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AWS Elemental MediaConvert Reserved Pricing Part 1

Reserved Pricing in AWS Elemental MediaConvert: Part 1, Introduction and How to Use It

Introduction When the file-based video transcoding service AWS Elemental MediaConvert launched, only a single pricing model was available: on-demand. On-demand pricing is simple and pay-as-you-go, with no long term commitment. It’s based on the number of minutes of video generated and the features used. This pricing is attractive for transcoding applications with short-term, spiky, or […]

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Introducing Media2Cloud: A Serverless Framework for Media Archive Ingest to the Cloud

The launch of our new Media2Cloud solution is an example of how serverless can reinvent ingest workflows and simplify the process of placing video content under management in AWS, and more importantly, back in the control of the content owner. The following document outlines the issues with managing large scale video content on-premise and how […]

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Arqiva: TV Steps Up to the Cloud

This article originally appeared in FEED Magazine, Issue 07. For years, Arqiva has been the network underpinning a notable portion of UK broadcast delivery. But last month the company launched a new, cloud-based service – a suite of virtualized media management tools aiming to expand Arqiva’s already far-reaching broadcast services to include cloud-based playout, OTT […]

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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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