AWS for M&E Blog

Category: Media Services

Simplify configuration and increase video quality with new automatic encoder modes from AWS

If your business is encoding and delivering video, your primary goal is to make sure the video you distribute looks great for many types of source content. To achieve high video quality, video encoders need to use the best settings with inputs that have different content complexities, genres, and bandwidth constraints. Configuring settings can be […]

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Advancing entertainment across the media spectrum

This year, Future Publishing put forward its Best in Market awards (previously Best of Show at NAB) to recognize innovation and excellence in newly introduced professional TV/video, radio/audio, and AV products and solutions. “We were impressed with the quality and innovation demonstrated by this year’s Best in Market nominees, ” said Tom Butts, TV Tech […]

Tonal introduces live, data-driven strength training classes with Amazon IVS

Home workout trends have evolved alongside technology, from videos on tape to streamed sessions incorporating biometrics monitoring. Developed with a data-centric approach to fitness, users refer to Tonal as the world’s smartest home gym and personal trainer for good reason. The company is reimagining the modern at-home workout experience by offering strength training via a […]

Real-Time Streaming Protocol now supported in AWS Elemental Live

Streaming media updates Like many technologies, video streaming protocols have evolved over decades to provide greater performance, reliability, and efficiency. Modern video technology plays an important part in elevating the viewing experience, and the same can be said about how a video architecture is designed and implemented. In some cases, legacy protocols can be adapted […]

Streaming sessions API for Amazon Nimble Studio

Introduction Amazon Nimble Studio empowers creative studios to produce visual effects, animation, and interactive content entirely in the cloud, from storyboard sketch to final deliverable. Studios can rapidly onboard and collaborate with artists globally and create content faster using access to virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and scalable rendering across Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) global infrastructure. […]

Analyzing media files using ffprobe in AWS Lambda

Description Managing an ever-changing movie library can be difficult, and many assets can be added in a very short period of time. When dealing with a large number of video assets, it is very efficient to use a NoSQL database that provides centralized access to asset details like title, location, and metadata. Amazon DynamoDB—a fully […]

Enterprise scale, security, and cost savings for creative workstations on AWS

In our second installment of Edit in the Cloud series, we covered getting started with virtual workstations powered by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)—a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud—to meet the needs of creative workloads (for example, Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve) for media and entertainment (M&E). In this […]

Public Preview: Nimble Studio introduces faster startup times with volume persistence

Today, Amazon Nimble Studio announces preview availability of faster workstation startup times and simplified workstation management for administrators with persistent volumes. While customers enjoy Nimble Studio for its fast deployment, many have asked for faster login times and the ability to save changes made to the root volume. As of today, this is now possible. […]

PGA TOUR tees up with AWS to reimagine the fan experience

With every major event, professional sports leagues continue to transform the fan experience using a range of technological advancements, from artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning (ML) and analytics. Looking to boost fan engagement and streamline its video production and delivery workflow, the PGA TOUR (TOUR) recently enlisted Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official […]

Creative studio Taylor James breaks down boundaries with AWS

Global creative production studio Taylor James provides the artistic firepower behind mesmerizing short form content for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including luxury automakers, consumer packaged goods, and technology companies. Embracing a multidisciplinary approach, the awarding-winning Taylor James team spans locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Mexico City, and draws from a […]