AWS Media Blog

Upcoming webinar: Making Your Video Service Smarter with Machine Learning

Click on this link to register for this upcoming webinar from AWS Media & Entertainment team: Machine learning is having an impact on every aspect of video production, processing, delivery, and consumption. Translation, object recognition, content moderation, and enhanced metadata are just a few of the ways machine learning is helping video publishers increase the efficiency of […]

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Part 4: How to Compete with Broadcast Latency Using Current Adaptive Bitrate Technologies

Part 1: Defining and Measuring Latency  Part 2: Recommended Optimizations for Encoding, Packaging, and CDN Delivery Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results (this post) Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results In previous installments of this blog series, we explored the options for optimizing latency across the […]

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Start Building: Make Content Archives Searchable by On-camera Talent, Dialog, Activity, and More With This New Solution from AWS

For news, sports, and other content owners with vast media archives, your content library is only as valuable as it is discoverable and searchable. For example, a sports producer looking to create a highlight reel around a specific player would need to sit through hours of game tape to find the specific moments of that […]

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Transferring Asset Files, Caching, and Storage-to-Render on AWS

Post by Conrad Wiebe, Software Development Manager, AWS Thinkbox INTRODUCTION One of the many goals of Deadline 10 is to ensure that customers can render on AWS as easily as possible. An essential part of moving to a hybrid or fully AWS-based rendering workflow is dealing with transferring asset files to AWS, and downloading resulting renders […]

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Enabling CMAF for Video Processing and Delivery

The benefits of using HEVC / H.265 for video content, with its quality improvements and compression efficiency gains compared to AVC / H.264, are well understood. At its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that its desktop, mobile platforms and all future hardware will support HEVC content. Apple had already revealed in 2016 the addition […]

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VidMob combines computer vision and language AI services for data-driven creative asset production

Learn how VidMob is taking machine learning to ad viewing and engagement data in order to improve content creation: VidMob is a social video creation platform that marketers of all sizes can use to develop personalized advertising communications at scale. VidMob uses machine learning (ML) to power its SaaS application. This application uses metadata extraction […]

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Part 3: How to Compete with Broadcast Latency Using Current Adaptive Bitrate Technologies

Part 1: Defining and Measuring Latency Part 2: Recommended Optimizations for Encoding, Packaging, and CDN Delivery Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players (this post) Part 4: Reference Architectures and Tests Results Part 3: Recommended Optimizations for Video Players In previous installments of this blogs series, we looked at the possible optimizations that can be applied […]

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Build Your Own VAST 3.0 Response XML to Test With AWS Elemental MediaTailor

In a previous blog, AWS Elemental MediaTailor Supported Video Ad Serving Protocols, we talked about the various video ad protocols that AWS Elemental MediaTailor supports. In this post, we will focus on one of those protocols, namely VAST, and show how you can build a simple VAST response XML which you can use in lieu […]

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Rendering with AWS Portal in Thinkbox Deadline

Post by Bryson Ding, AWS INTRODUCTION The new AWS Portal feature in Deadline 10 supports many content creation applications, including Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Arnold. This feature allows you to use the distributed computing power of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to optimize your Maya/Arnold workflow, and in this post, we will outline the necessary steps […]

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