AWS Media Blog

Category: Announcements

AWS Thinkbox open sources Krakatoa MY and XMesh MY

Today Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces that AWS Thinkbox plugins Krakatoa and XMesh for Autodesk Maya are now available under the Apache 2.0 open source license. You can access the source code from GitHub for Krakatoa and XMesh for Autodesk Maya. Krakatoa and XMesh are part of a suite of AWS Thinkbox artist tools that […]

Render sequence from Stranger Things season 4. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix supports VFX companies onboard to the cloud, with AWS as key provider

The imaginative characters and settings from Netflix-original content like “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton,” “Slumberland,” “The Adam Project,” and beyond couldn’t be brought to life for audiences worldwide without visual effects (VFX) and animation behind the scenes. Creating standout imagery for these projects and others requires substantial artistic talent, for which the streamer has acquired established VFX […]

AWS Thinkbox products now available free of charge

Today we are excited to announce that AWS Thinkbox products (Deadline, Draft, Krakatoa, Frost, XMesh, Sequoia, and Stoke) are now available at no cost. Thinkbox tools simplify rendering, VFX, and simulation workflows, and are in use by top studios around the world. AWS Thinkbox tools include: Deadline render farm management software that helps studios optimize […]

AWS showcases content production in the cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022

The annual SIGGRAPH conference reconvenes in Vancouver August 8-11 for the first time in two years and we couldn’t be more excited to connect with colleagues and friends from around the world to celebrate the state of the art in computer graphics, animation, virtual production, and visual effects. Join us to learn about the latest […]

Build and scale direct-to-consumer streaming video offerings

Today, we are delighted to introduce an integrated direct-to-consumer offering from Salesforce and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help content distributors build and scale direct-to-consumer (D2C) video streaming subscription platforms. As D2C models evolve from their initial, often predominantly growth-focused, launch phase to scaling and becoming profitable businesses, leaders at media companies are looking for […]

Overview of the AWS Virtual Waiting Room solution

Now Available: AWS Virtual Waiting Room solution

This post from the AWS Compute blog explains how to use the new AWS Virtual Waiting Room solution to buffer user requests to your website during times of peak demand and sudden bursts of traffic, preventing system resource exhaustion and providing an improved user experience. For retail or event sales, medical appointments and vaccine registrations, […]

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Did you miss the annual EMEA Media & Entertainment Symposium?

Now in its fifth year, the AWS EMEA M&E Symposium event brings together pioneering Media organizations, and AWS partners to share their insights in reimagining media workflows in the cloud. As many media customers are already experienced in using AWS services and solutions, we took the decision to look forward and explore the ‘Art of […]

Best of 2021 Award Winner Badge

Outstanding broadcast products and solutions from AWS

This week, Future’s leading media technology brands: TVBEurope, Radio World, and TV Tech put forward their Best of 2021 Awards to recognize outstanding broadcast products and solutions from the last 15 months. “These awards showcase the innovation coming out of R&D teams across the industry, and once again the entries have been of the highest standard. Congratulations to the winners, […]

re:Invent 2021 releases and launches for M&E workloads

With more than 50 launches and announcements of new services and major features during AWS re:Invent 2021, the following is a tailored list of those most relevant for media and entertainment (M&E) workloads. Watch the full Adam Selipsky Keynote here for even more announcements and information. AWS Private 5G for on-set connectivity AWS Private 5G is […]

Thursday, December 2: Media & Entertainment sessions at re:Invent

The following are a selection of sessions scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd relevant for media and entertainment customers at re:Invent. Find the full curated M&E Attendee guide here and learn more about the AWS for M&E points of presence in this post. Please double-check the AWS re:Invent event catalog to confirm the date/time/venue for your session! 12:15 – 1:15 […]