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Category: Media Services

Part 2: Working with SMPTE ST 2022-6 on AWS Elemental Live appliances

This two-part blog post is a look at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) ST 2022-6 standard. The first post explores some of the reasons customers are transitioning from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) infrastructure to IP. It also looks at the trade-offs to consider when making the switch, and best practices using AWS […]

Part 1: Background and key benefits of SMPTE ST 2022-6 on AWS Elemental Live

This two-part blog is a look at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) ST 2022-6 standard. This first post explores some of the reasons customers are transitioning from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) infrastructure to IP. It also looks at the trade-offs to consider when making the switch, and best practices using AWS […]

AWS Partners use AWS CDI to interoperate with the highest-quality live video

Momentum for live production in the cloud has grown, accelerated by an unprecedented demand for remote workflows in 2020 and 2021. For the live production community to fully realize the benefits and scalability of the cloud, however, there are challenges to overcome. One such barrier today is that a large majority of standard tasks – […]

How A+E Networks moved a high volume of library assets to Discovery+ in less than ten days with SDVI

Authored by Geoff Stedman, Chief Marketing Officer at SDVI. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post. The exponential rise in demand to distribute content out of the archives to multiple platforms in the right format with […]

AWS Elemental Live SRT outputs configuration and workflows

Introduction AWS Elemental Live version 2.21 introduced support for ingesting transport stream (TS) inputs using SRT. Now, version 2.22 supports delivering TS outputs using SRT. The SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol is an open-source transport technology optimized for live audio/video streaming. SRT enables secure and reliable transport of content across unpredictable, noisy networks, such as […]

Stream tennis matches through AWS Elemental MediaLive and generate real-time replays with Amazon Rekognition

UPDATE: A new open source solution called Media Replay Engine (MRE) was released to the public that provides a scalable plugin-based framework designed to process live video sources and generate clips and highlights that support several linear and digital channel use cases. You can find it here: https://github.com/awslabs/aws-media-replay-engine. Broadcasters are increasingly looking to the cloud […]

How to: Automatic failover of file and live inputs in AWS Elemental MediaLive

It’s imperative in a live video streaming workflow to have a video slate (MP4) as a backup for a live input (for example RTMP PUSH). This ensures video continuity by switching automatically to a video slate (MP4) when there is no active live input, and switching back to the live input when live ingest is […]

New possibilities with virtual production

One of the biggest trends in content production over the last year is virtual production, with the latest incarnation of the technology featuring sizable LED panel-equipped volumes that are popping up in major production and VFX hubs around the globe. This is part of the overall shift to remote work, which accelerated when productions had […]

Explore remote production with AWS Partners at SIGGRAPH

In response to the exceptional demand for remote collaboration and virtual production, studios across the globe have shifted to cloud-based workflows for animation, visual effects (VFX), rendering, and editing. On-demand access to virtual workstations, elastic high-speed file storage, and scalable render farm capacity allow studios to scale up (and down) to meet project demand, onboard […]

ITV moves delivery of simulcast channels into the cloud to accelerate innovation

With a wealth of programming accessible at the push of a button, the average consumer is viewing more content than ever, whether binge watching the latest BritBox series, keeping up with the local news, or catching up on their favourite program. Coupled with rising audience expectations for more reliable viewing experiences, this unprecedented demand for […]