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Category: AWS Elemental MediaLive

Discover, visualize, and monitor your live video workflows on AWS

Introduction If you broadcast, stream, or distribute live video in the cloud, chances are you’ve spent time building, testing, and securing your workflows. Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes these tasks easy, so you can deliver high-quality experiences to your viewers. But how much time have you spent with the ongoing monitoring of your workflows? If […]

Next-generation AWS Elemental Live hardware unlocks new possibilities for video workflows

Introduction Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Elemental have long-committed to providing the most versatile and feature-complete line of physical encoding appliances for our customers to use in their own data centers and technical operations centers (TOCs). We are pleased to announce that this commitment continues with the release of the next generation of AWS […]

Using program rules with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

With the release of program rules, it is now possible to define alternate media for audience cohorts using AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly. This provides customers with an easy and cost effective way to create up to 50 unique audiences on a channel, for use cases such as market-based localization according to content rights or segments of […]

Highlighting modern innovations in cloud-based broadcast production at Inter BEE 2023

This blog was co-authored by Daniel Kamhaji, Associate Product Manager & Product Application Engineer, Waves Audio Ltd. Introduction In this blog post, we delve into innovations in cloud-based broadcast production as showcased by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Japan at Inter BEE, held at Makuhari Messe November 15—17, 2023. We explore the technologies and collaborations shaping […]

How to configure a low-latency HLS workflow using AWS Media Services

The HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol allows delivery of live streams to global-scale audiences. Historically, HLS has favored stream reliability over latency. Low-Latency HLS (LL-HLS) is an extension of the protocol that appeared in 2020 in the 2nd edition of the specification, enabling low-latency video streaming while maintaining scalability. It allows reduction of live streaming […]

Source monitoring for AWS Elemental MediaLive via Amazon Rekognition

Introduction AWS Elemental MediaLive is a broadcast-grade video encoder with a comprehensive suite of metrics that can be monitored for stream quality and health, along with a full set of alerts that can be acted upon to ensure the best viewer experience. There are scenarios where a source is present on a MediaLive input but the […]

New Zealand Cricket taps Imagen and AWS to score big with fans and partners

Cricket’s fanbase is burgeoning worldwide, especially with the sport returning to the Summer Games in 2028 for the first time since 1900. While the bat-and-ball game is popular in the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, New Zealanders have also developed a passion for it, thanks to efforts by New Zealand Cricket (NZC). This governing […]

Analyze content using AWS Elemental MediaLive thumbnails with Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently launched a Thumbnail Image Preview feature as part of the AWS Elemental MediaLive service. This new feature not only provides a mechanism for quality control of live content, but also enables integration with media analysis services, like Amazon Rekognition, to automate content review and validate workflows. MediaLive automatically generates thumbnails […]

Cloud DVR levels up with video expertise and operational agility from Ateme and AWS

This blog is co-authored by Francois Guilleautot, Director of cloud solutions, Ateme. Growing expectations for cloud DVR recording Since its introduction at the 1999 CES show in Las Vegas, Digital Video Recording (DVR) has existed in various forms. While the technology is not new (Ateme has offered DVR solutions since 2016), the transition to over-the-top […]

How to modify an incoming audio source using AWS Elemental MediaLive

Audio is a crucial component in media, elevating content beyond the visual and evoking a wide range of emotions. However, misconfiguring audio can negatively impact how your audience perceives and comprehends your content, resulting in a subpar user experience. Therefore, it’s essential to configure audio correctly in media to ensure your content is fully appreciated. […]