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Category: Media Services

AWS joins the Academy Software Foundation

Filmmaking is evolving at an incredible pace. The content created for features, episodics, and beyond is becoming increasingly complex. Sophisticated visual effects and animation tools have been used to realize the director’s vision at a level never been seen before, from replacing entire greenscreen backlots with stunning vistas or CG cityscapes, to waging epic superhero […]

FANtastic. Engaging. AWSome.

AWS Media & Entertainment Symposium 2019, Kings Place, London, 27th June At twice the scale of previous years, and with a superb new venue and hands-on AWS technology tracks, the 2019 edition of the AWS UK Media & Entertainment Symposium brought together a wide array of industry tech pioneers. Attendees and presenters explored the thinking, […]

AWS at SIGGRAPH 2019

At SIGGRAPH 2019, booth #1203, AWS Thinkbox will highlight a complete studio in the cloud workflow, including rendering, virtual workstation, and storage solutions that help creative studios iterate faster and take on more projects. SIGGRAPH is the premier event for computer graphics artists and professionals, drawing more than 16,000 attendees from around the world. With […]

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Rocket Science VFX scales its render farm to the cloud

Organic growth has been a key focus for Toronto-based Rocket Science VFX from its inception more than 15 years ago. Since then, the visual effects studio has thoughtfully expanded its pool of artists to accommodate client needs while also providing a stable working environment. This measured approach, along with access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) GPU […]

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Giving sports fans a cloud-based experience: A panel with NFL, CBS Sports Digital, Hulu, LA Clippers & Pac-12

With consumer adoption of OTT services and viewing of live sporting events on mobile devices at an all-time high, content creators and distributors are working hard to fine-tune their infrastructures and workflows to meet demand. For many, this has meant leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered services, which require […]

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Lower latency with AWS Elemental MediaStore chunked object transfer

Reducing the latency of live streams provides a better experience for audiences, and in some cases, is essential to the core of what the live stream application is providing. For live sports, you want to make sure the viewers get to see the action with as little delay as possible. For gaming, auctions, and other […]

Monitor performance with AWS Elemental MediaStore HTTP access logs

AWS Elemental MediaStore is an AWS storage service optimized for media. It gives you the performance, consistency, and low latency required to deliver live streaming video content. To monitor ingest and egress for MediaStore, pipeline access logs provide detailed records for requests that are made for any object stored in a MediaStore container. This information […]

AWS media tech demo: Media services application mapping visualization and monitoring

Whether you’re managing a live event or a 24/7 channel, you want to figure out which part of your workflow needs attention as fast as possible. A highly-available, resilient live streaming workflow should keep providing viewers a working, high-quality experience, even if some of the elements that make up the workflow are degraded or failing. […]

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Improving mission video system efficiency for government operations

The Enterprise Challenge exercise is an annual joint and coalition intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance interoperability demonstration. You can read our preview of the event here. In May at the annual Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence USD(I)-sponsored Enterprise Challenge exercise, Amazon Web Services (AWS) demonstrated how government organizations can combine AWS and AWS Elemental services with […]