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Category: Media Services

AWS Thinkbox products now available free of charge

Today we are excited to announce that AWS Thinkbox products (Deadline, Draft, Krakatoa, Frost, XMesh, and Stoke) are now available at no cost. Thinkbox tools simplify rendering, VFX, and simulation workflows, and are in use by top studios around the world. AWS Thinkbox tools include: Deadline render farm management software that helps studios optimize and […]

Nimble Studio running Foundry Nuke showing FuzzyPixel short.

Amazon Nimble Studio now supports Amazon EC2 G3 and G5 instances for virtual workstations

Today, Amazon Nimble Studio introduces access to additional on-demand Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G3 and G5 instances, enabling content creators to use GPU virtual workstations for their production needs. Nimble Studio provides virtual workstations, high performant file storage, such as Amazon FSx, and render farm capacity through AWS Thinkbox Deadline, empowering the creation of […]

Live stream on the elopage platform, featuring shoppable links and chat functionality

Digital business platform elopage adds live shopping feature with Amazon IVS

The bar for online shopping experiences continues to rise as modern shoppers have come to expect more when making purchase decisions. In regards to digital goods, Germany-based SaaS platform elopage provides turnkey solutions that give creators, influencers, freelancers and SMBs a one-stop shop to run their virtual businesses. Established in 2015, the company enables entrepreneurs […]

Deploying virtual linear OTT channels using AWS Media Services

This blog post details how to create virtual linear OTT channels that can sequentially deliver both video on demand (VOD) and live streaming video by defining a channel schedule in AWS Elemental MediaTailor using Channel Assembly. This stems from an increased customer need to provide free ad-supported television (FAST), which is rapidly gaining traction with consumers and, […]

AWS showcases content production in the cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022

The annual SIGGRAPH conference reconvenes in Vancouver August 8-11 for the first time in two years and we couldn’t be more excited to connect with colleagues and friends from around the world to celebrate the state of the art in computer graphics, animation, virtual production, and visual effects. Join us to learn about the latest […]

Watch now: Pop Family Entertainment adopts Amazon Nimble Studio for content production

Pop Family Entertainment is a multi-genre content production company based in Australia. When it decided to create an original full-length animated feature, it began looking at rendering solutions to provide secure, heavy-duty computing power that would also allow remote talent to work uninterrupted. Watch the video or read this blog post to get an inside […]

Broadcast from a browser with the Amazon IVS web broadcast SDK

With Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS), you can now can start your contribution broadcast live stream directly from web browsers using the IVS web broadcast SDK. Amazon IVS is a managed live streaming solution that is quick and easy to set up, and ideal for creating interactive video experiences. Send your live streams to […]

Streaming provider Watch Brasil securely delivers live linear content with the support of AWS Partner Kaltura

Delivering video content is no simple task, especially in Brazil. Businesses wishing to break into streaming require scalable, reliable video platforms and strong cloud infrastructure. Without those, watching video-on-demand and live linear content can be choppy, unreliable, and low quality—putting the provider at a significant competitive disadvantage in a growing industry. Watch Brasil was determined […]

Integrating the Content Localization on AWS solution into your media creation and distribution workflow

Content creators and distributors seeking to deliver video content to worldwide customers have more options than ever before. However, even as tools and services for simplifying the distribution of video streams have become more readily available, the process of localizing content to make it understandable to a worldwide multi-lingual audience remains a challenge for many […]

Optimizing compression settings for cost efficiencies with AWS Media Services

Video compression is complex. Quality, bitrate efficiency, latency, and cost optimization all seem to compete against each other. Determining the right balance of each takes trial and error. This blog post showcases examples of different codecs, color spaces, encoding settings, and output settings to give you a starting point for your own testing. We look […]