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Category: AWS Elemental MediaConvert

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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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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Extracting Intelligence from Corporate Streaming using Machine Learning

With nearly one million minutes of video content forecasted to pass through global IP networks each second by 2021, ensuring that video traffic — especially video produced and consumed by company employees — is valuable, actionable, and personal becomes critical to that company’s success1. Companies today create live and on-demand videos for many purposes, including […]

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The New World of Watching Machine Learning-Enhanced Streaming Sports

Gone are the days when watching sports on television meant turning on the one and only broadcaster which owned the rights to televise an event. Several sports-specific OTT offerings have launched in the last year with broadcasters realizing that sports are the last bastion of streaming video for which viewers are willing to pay a […]

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Washington Post’s Arc Publishing Platform Uses AWS to Transform the Broadcast Landscape

Founded in 1877, The Washington Post is a world-renowned news publisher and recipient of multiple Pulitzer prizes. Known for its commitment to political journalism and international coverage with 24 correspondents in 18 bureaus around the world, The Washington Post’s mission is to serve as the first place readers turn for breaking news and investigative journalism. […]

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What’s New From re:Invent – Relevant M&E Releases and Launches

With over 100 launches and announcements of new services and major features during re:Invent, it can be hard for any media technologist to keep track of the most relevant for media workloads. Of the many announcements, three stood out as game changers for our M&E customers: Amazon Personalize: Leverage Amazon.com’s personalization technology to deliver personalized […]

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