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Case Study: Hive VFX cuts upfront studio costs, operates as cloud VFX studio on AWS

Until recently, major Hollywood studios dominated the realm of visual effects (VFX). But cloud technology is changing the game, making it easier for small, independent studios to enter the market. In May 2019, VFX Supervisor Bernie Kimbacher single-handedly built a cloud VFX studio, Hive VFX, using only Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many studios run partly […]

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Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 2

Amazon CloudFront alongside media services and serverless technologies from AWS make it easy to protect your video stream from unauthorized viewing. In part one of this blog post, you learned how to set up Amazon Cognito, create an API to generate cookies and protect your stream from unauthorized access. In this post, we will provide […]

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[Updated 1/4/2021]: Protecting your video stream with Amazon CloudFront and serverless technologies – Part 1

Amazon CloudFront alongside media services and serverless technologies from AWS make it easy to protect your video stream from unauthorized viewing. Whether it’s to ensure audiences have the right subscription to view the content, or that sensitive information can only be seen by permissioned viewers, there are many reasons content providers need to secure their […]

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Discovery Builds Direct-to-Consumer Video Platform with SOUTHWORKS and AWS

Discovery builds direct-to-consumer video platform with SOUTHWORKS and AWS

Discovery serves passionate fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains, reaching 220 countries and territories with more than 8,000 hours of original programming each year across a range of content genres. With consumer demand for on-demand video increasing, Discovery looked to build a new technology platform that would enable rapid innovation and rich direct-to-consumer experiences. […]

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Introducing Private Channels for Amazon Interactive Video Service

Today, Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) introduced Playback Authorization, a new feature which enables developers to launch private channels secured by JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). With just a little development, you can set up private channels that enable you to easily build subscription based live streaming services. This is the first of a two-part blog […]

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Webcast: Digital Content Creation on AWS

Join us on August 26 & 27 to learn how creative studios, teams, and freelancers can leverage the cloud to enable remote setups, scale production pipelines, empower artists, and more. With content production moving to remote models, the ability to work flexibly and scale easily is more important than ever. This shift has driven facility […]

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Creating dashboards and alarms for AWS Elemental MediaConvert using Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction If you are developing an automated video-on-demand workflow, you may at times need to monitor specific parts of the workflow pipeline. When it comes to the transcoding piece of the workflow, AWS Elemental MediaConvert is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch to provide metrics and events from the MediaConvert service. You can create simple CloudWatch dashboards […]

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Getting started with AWS cloud video editing

In the first installment of Edit in the Cloud series, we covered the fundaments of enabling various editorial personas on AWS. Now it is time to get started and deploy the GitHub sample. This step-by-step guide details how to deploy an edit host, storage, and connectivity on AWS. This template allows users to build additional […]

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Using Amazon Interactive Video Service timed metadata – Part 2

Introduction Before we begin This blog post is part two of a two-part series aiming to excite and enable developers to build and learn how to use the Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) Timed Metadata feature. You should complete the steps in part one of this series to successfully complete this tutorial. The third step […]

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