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Category: Technical How-to

AWS Elemental Link features for building flexible and cost-efficient live streaming platforms

Introduction Media & Entertainment (M&E) workloads are rapidly evolving to take advantage of hybrid and native cloud architectures. With the increased reliability of public IP-based networks, and the adoption of efficient video codecs like HEVC, the transport of broadcast-grade live event contribution over public IP-based networks is fast replacing rigid and expensive distribution methods of […]

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How-To: Transfer an AWS Elemental Link between AWS Accounts (part 1)

This post is part of a series AWS Elemental Link features for building flexible and cost-efficient live streaming platforms Part 1 How-To: Transfer an AWS Elemental Link between AWS Accounts (this post) Part 2 How-To: Transfer AWS Elemental Link between AWS Regions  Part 3 How-To: Create multiple MediaLive inputs using the same AWS Elemental Link  […]

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How-To: Transfer AWS Elemental Link between AWS Regions (part 2)

This post is part of a series AWS Elemental Link features for building flexible and cost-efficient live streaming platforms Part 1 How-To: Transfer an AWS Elemental Link between AWS Accounts  Part 2 How-To: Transfer AWS Elemental Link between AWS Regions (this post) Part 3 How-To: Create multiple MediaLive inputs using the same AWS Elemental Link  […]

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How-To: Create multiple MediaLive inputs using the same AWS Elemental Link (part 3)

This post is part of a series AWS Elemental Link features for building flexible and cost-efficient live streaming platforms Part 1 How-To: Transfer an AWS Elemental Link between AWS Accounts  Part 2 How-To: Transfer AWS Elemental Link between AWS Regions  Part 3 How-To: Create multiple MediaLive inputs using the same AWS Elemental Link (this post)  […]

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Enhance your live stream with HTML5 motion graphics

Adding HTML5 graphic elements to live content has become a popular method to enhance linear broadcasts. This popularity is largely due to the ease of creation. Because these graphical elements are built using standard web technologies, content creators no longer need to use proprietary authoring or rendering tools. Common use cases include adding scoreboards and […]

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Introducing AWS Elemental MediaConnect inputs for AWS Elemental Live appliances

AWS Elemental Live 2.21.2 GA introduces a new input type for use with AWS Elemental MediaConnect that makes it easier to securely and reliably ingest content. In this article, I review use cases where MediaConnect inputs are helpful, and show how to configure both MediaConnect and Elemental Live to utilize this capability. This new input type […]

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Designing resilient ground and cloud networks for SMPTE-2022-7 video workflows

The purpose of this post is to create a blueprint for a fault-tolerant network between ground networks and your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) for 24/7 broadcast environments. This design guide is vendor-neutral for on-premises networking. Components: On-premises networking Amazon VPC AWS Direct Connect Overview From the time the first pair of 2022-7 packets […]

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How to stream 4K, HDR live video to YouTube using AWS Elemental Live or AWS Elemental MediaLive via HLS ingest

YouTube supports HLS ingest for premium content that requires high-quality and high-resolution video via HLS endpoint. YouTube supports MPEG2 transport stream muxed video with H.264 and HEVC codec, up to 60 fps with closed GOP. Audio must be AAC codec and muxed in MPEG2 transport stream. Customers can now use AWS Elemental Live appliance and […]

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Simplifying live streaming contribution with Amazon IVS

Live video isn’t just for media companies anymore. For example, ecommerce companies can offer customized applications to product sellers, which allows them to product features to their viewers. eLearning platforms can facilitate the collaboration between the participants and presenters, creating engaging virtual events. Contributing live video to services like AWS Elemental MediaLive and Amazon Interactive […]

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Part 3 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction In part 1 of this 3-part series, we demonstrated how to install and configure Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio and Zixi SDK for AWS Elemental MediaConnect (Zixi-MediaConnect) Feeder on a local system, create an MediaConnect flow, and stream a local VOD asset to end-user mobile devices. In part 2, we demonstrated how to configure […]

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