AWS Media Blog

Category: Media Services

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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Delivering rugged video and spatial streaming capability in a flexible, cost-effective solution

The Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Emergency Services Agency (ESA) leverages the security and reliability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for live video streaming, archive, and complex spatial data processing. ESA is the ACT Government organisation charged with providing emergency management services to the Canberra community and works closely with its counterparts across […]

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Monitoring AWS Elemental MediaStore with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

Many customers have built live streaming workflows using AWS Elemental MediaStore as a high performant live video origin in the cloud. For example, FOX recently used MediaStore as a low latency origin for its AWS-enabled production workflow for Super Bowl LIV. In a previous blog post, I explained how to use MediaStore access logs to […]

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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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Getting started with ultra-low latency using AWS Elemental Live – Part 2

The AWS Elemental Live encoder version 2.19.0 now supports chunk delivery to AWS Elemental MediaStore enabling a stable user experience of 3-4 seconds glass-to-glass latency using standard HLS/DASH packaged content and delivered through traditional CDNs. This blog post, the final of a two-part series, provides a step-by-step guide to building an ultra-low latency (ULL) workflow […]

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Getting started with ultra-low latency using AWS Elemental Live — Part 1

AWS Elemental Live (version 2.19.0) now supports chunk delivery to AWS Elemental MediaStore, enabling a stable stream with 3-4 seconds end-to-end latency using standard HLS/DASH packaged content and delivered through traditional CDN’s. This allows customers to deliver low-latency video from on-premises to the cloud with great image quality and DRM integration, and take advantage of the […]

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Benfica Play UI on a phone, desktop computer and tablet

Launching a full-featured VOD platform in just four weeks

Established in 1904, SL Benfica is the reigning champion of the Portuguese League (Primeira League). The club also boasts the most overall titles of any Portuguese football club. SL Benfica recently became the first football club in the country with its own digital video platform. Engaging Global Fans With a 240,000 strong fan club, SL […]

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