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Category: Media Services

AWS Artist Series: Compositing Spanner­­

This is the second post in our AWS Artist series. For more information, read the first post “Creating characters with dynamic wrinkles”. Nuke script from the short film Spanner Spanner is a short film about two bridge makers: Ulysse is an overly confident worker whose insecurities become very evident when he encounters Noa, a bridge […]

How to: Use Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Kendra to make your media files searchable

Amazon Machine Learning services help you find answers and extract valuable insights from the content of your audio, video, and text files. The ability to extract data from various types of media is becoming even more important as customer demand for content of all types grows and organizations use different content types to engage with […]

Managing content delivery across multiple AWS Elemental MediaPackage origins

Traditional video on demand (VOD) workflows are often complex, with requirements to manage multiple content versions, packaging configurations and digital rights management (DRM) needs. These requirements often lead to complex transcoding pipelines, duplication of assets, and inflexible distribution configurations. Companies are starting to look to modernize their VOD workflows to increase agility, cost savings, and flexibility. […]

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 […]