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Category: Media Services

AWS at the 2020 NAB show [Updated 3/12/2020]

Due to the NAB Show 2020 cancellation, Amazon Web Services will host two online events in the coming weeks to showcase our planned content for the exhibition: NAB News & Updates Online Event – On April 20, AWS will host an online event to spotlight updates planned for the NAB Show. AWS M&E Online Conference – On May […]

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Second Spectrum chooses AWS for cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and media services

Second Spectrum, the Official Optical Tracking and Analytics Provider of sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the English Premier League, has chosen AWS as its preferred cloud, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) provider. Second Spectrum has also selected AWS media services to help deliver new kinds of live game-watching […]

Overview of the UGC upload process you will build in this tutorial

2020 Resolution: Add user-generated content to your applications

Many AWS customers have started to allow user-generated content (UGC) within their applications to enhance users’ ability to connect with each other and express themselves individually. This video content usually takes the form of short “stories” (less than one minute) told in a personal way, and showcasing things like products, clothing, or real estate. Allowing […]

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Register now – AWS Media Symposium & Workshops – New York [Updated 3/5]

Unpublished 3/29/2021 as the registration/agenda page has been removed Due to the continued concerns about travel safety, Amazon Web Services has postponed the AWS Media Symposium & Workshops, scheduled for March 11 in New York. We will share details in the coming weeks. Join AWS customers, partners and thought leaders for the AWS Media Symposium […]

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Arsenal Football Club transforms live video backhaul with AWS

Since its founding in 1886, UK-based Arsenal Football Club has garnered an estimated fanbase of more than 100 million worldwide, and today, social media and digital video play a crucial role in engaging those followers. Video coverage of ‘friendlies’ matches, in particular, has become popular with their fans across the world. To complement its primary […]

Running MediaInfo as an AWS Lambda Function

Media processing applications often need information about what’s in audio and video files before they can do anything with those files. MediaInfo, a unified display of the most relevant video and audio file data, is a popular tool for doing just that. Video providers use it to get technical metadata about video codecs, frame rates, […]

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In the News: AWS powers real-time statistics for Guinness Six Nations

The Guinness Six Nations Championship is among the oldest surviving rugby traditions and is one of the best-attended sporting events in the world. To offer rugby fans deeper insight into match action than ever before, Six Nations and AWS introduced five new, real-time statistics for the 2020 Championship tournament kicking off on February 1. The […]

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Exploring video workflows for the modern religious organization

Video has become an expected commodity in modern consumer culture. Tech-savvy shoppers, sports fans, binge-watchers, and ambitious DIYers alike head online to watch product reviews and companion content, catch up on series programming, or view instructional content. Given the growing prevalence of online video, religious organizations are turning to streaming content as a way to […]

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How to translate large text documents with Amazon Translate

This post describes how to split large text documents into chunks small enough to be processed by Amazon Translate. I’ll show you how to split documents without splitting words or sentences so source text remains grammatically correct, and I’ll demonstrate this with sample code that uses the Python NLTK library for detecting sentence boundaries. What […]

Top 10 things to consider when migrating your VOD library to AWS

There are lots of things to consider when moving your VOD (Video On-Demand) content library to a new provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we cover the top things to keep in mind when migrating media files to AWS. 1. Should I migrate my currently encoded files or should I re-encode my […]