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Category: Media Services

Haydenfilms Institute builds Cemboo video platform on AWS

New solution simplifies access to live and on-demand video distribution and archiving using Amazon IVS and AWS Elemental Media Services Multi-faceted non-profit Haydenfilms Institute (HFI) is dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking through education and innovative technology applications. Partnering with universities around the U.S., the organization provides hands-on production experience for students, and offers […]

AWS Elemental Live Web UI – page with API key and login

Application Programming Interface (API) call samples for AWS Elemental Live

Introduction This blog provides examples of frequently used API commands/calls for AWS Elemental Live, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) on-premises solution for encoding/transcoding of linear content (events and 24/7 streams). You may decide to use the AWS Elemental Live API for various reasons. These reasons include: testing, troubleshooting, integration with a third party management system, […]

Amazon Nimble Studio Custom Configuration Introduction

Amazon Nimble Studio empowers creative studios to produce visual effects, animation, and interactive content entirely in the cloud. Studios can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists globally and create content faster with access to virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and scalable rendering across the AWS global infrastructure. With the release of custom configuration components, administrators now have […]

This diagram shows MediaTailor using VMAP to insert preroll, midroll, and postroll ads.

Preparing your video library for AVOD OTT

Our customers with rights ownership to stream video-on-demand (VOD) content are monetizing their libraries in one of two ways: subscription-based VOD (SVOD) or advertising-based VOD (AVOD). With SVOD, they generate revenue from monthly subscriptions, letting their subscribers access and consume their content libraries for fixed fees. This model usually means that their subscribers can consume […]

Part 2: SCTE 35 signal conditioning in AWS Elemental Live

This is the second post in a two-part series. Read the first post here. It is quite common for AWS Elemental Live, which lets users encode live video on premises for events and 24/7 streams, to be used to deliver live streams into Amazon Web Services (AWS) for over-the-top (OTT) workflows and to distribute a […]

Part 1: Use ESAM in AWS Elemental Live for SCTE 35 signal conditioning and input switching

Using ESAM for SCTE 35 signal conditioning In modern linear workflows, event signaling and management (ESAM) is used to enrich the conditioning of SCTE 35 signals within a live stream. The SCTE 35 standard—created by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)—states, “SCTE 35 is the core signaling […]

Architecture diagram with live and on-demand workflows feeding into Amazon CloudFront

Migrating Microsoft Smooth Streaming to Amazon CloudFront for streaming video

Migrating Microsoft Smooth Streaming to Amazon CloudFront—a content delivery network (CDN) service built for high performance, security, and developer convenience—for video on demand (VOD) and live streaming is a conversation that we have had with many of our customers. During the past few years, several CDN providers have begun to remove support for Smooth Streaming. […]

Listen now: AWS Innovation with Eurosport

On this episode of the Innovation Ambassadors podcast, hear the VP of IT from Eurosport discuss how the company leveraged Machine Learning (ML)-powered video processing services on AWS to power replay generation for live and video-on-demand content. Listen in and dive into the Media Replay Engine (MRE) open source framework, used to build automated video clipping […]

Securing media content using watermarking at the edge

Guest post by Soonam Jose (Senior Solutions Architect, AWS) and Vladimir Zivkovic (Principal System Architect, Irdeto) A recent study revealed that pirate subscription services are now a billion-dollar US industry. Piracy of high-value content can be hurtful to all stakeholders and poses major risk to the extended media business model. Edge computing brings data processing, […]

A+E Networks UK enhanced distribution using a playout solution built by AWS Partner Amagi

Media network A+E Networks UK (A+E UK) needed to find a new playout solution when its previous service provider suddenly went out of business. Unless it found one within 3 months, A+E wouldn’t be able to broadcast its TV and streaming channels—including HISTORY, Crime+Investigation, Lifetime, and BLAZE—to 60 million homes across 100 countries. Finding a […]