AWS Media Blog

Choosing the Right Amazon EC2 Instance Types for Rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 2)

Guest post by Cody Edwards, Software Development Engineer, AWS Thinkbox Previously, I published a post detailing the differences between the Amazon EC2 instance types available on AWS. This time, I’m not going to focus on the differences between the instance types. Instead, I focus on how to pick the right instance type for you. One […]

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Choosing the right Amazon EC2 instance types for rendering with Thinkbox Deadline (Part 1)

Guest post by Cody Edwards, Software Development Engineer, AWS Thinkbox Thinkbox Deadline 10 introduced the AWS Portal Panel, which helps you scale up your render farm with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. You can get started with AWS Portal by following the instructions at AWS Portal Setup. After you’ve launched your infrastructure, you’re ready to start […]

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Connecting OBS Studio to AWS Media Services in the Cloud

In this second installment of a five-part blog series, you are learning how to configure and connect various encoders to AWS Media Services. AWS Media Services enable you to deliver highly scalable over-the-top (OTT) video experiences to customers. In order to stream a live channel or event, video signals from a camera or other source […]

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Upcoming Webcast: Intro to QVBR, Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate Control

  If the most important characteristic of encoded video is quality, a simple and certain way to achieve it is through quality-defined variable bitrate (QVBR), a new rate control mode designed to deliver constant video quality and waste zero bits in the process. When your video quality requirements are high, but your bandwidth budget is […]

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APN Blog: Using the New G3 Instance to Playout an IP-Based Ultra High Definition Channel on AWS

AWS Partner Cinegy has long been an advocate of IP-based video workflows and understands that maintaining visual quality whilst reducing bandwidth consumption is an ongoing challenge with the increasing data requirements of formats such as Ultra High Definition (UHD). In this post, Cinegy demonstrates how to deploy a fully-functional playout engine using Amazon EC2 resources […]

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My Architecture: Evertz – Broadcast Playout from the AWS Cloud

Worldwide Tech Leader for AWS M&E, Usman Shakeel, speaks with Dan Turow, VP of File-based Solutions at Evertz, about the architecture for conducting broadcast playout in the cloud. By broadcasting in the cloud, Evertz customers like Discovery, Inc are taking advantage of the flexibility, agility, and scale of the AWS cloud: “Discovery’s business is more […]

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Transforming the Video Experience with AI: Granular Personalization at Scale

When consumers browse content in any video service, the program artwork is a large factor in what they choose to watch. There are a few generalizations we can make when it comes to generating appealing artwork. For example, according to research done by Netflix, images that have expressive facial emotion conveying the tone of the […]

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Tech Talk now on demand: Media Processing Workflows at High Velocity & Scale using Orchestration & Machine Learning

If you missed our webinar on March 28, no need to worry. The recording is now available on YouTube with the slides available for download (see below). Abstract: Content owners, creators and publishers use media supply chains to package and process digital video content and programming from content producers so it can then be delivered […]

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Connecting AWS Elemental Live On-Premises to AWS Media Services in the Cloud

AWS Media Services enable you to deliver highly scalable over-the-top (OTT) video experiences to your customers. In order to stream a live channel or event, video signals from cameras must first be encoded before they can be sent to the cloud for further processing, packaging, and delivery. This starts with a camera, and software and […]

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Scripps Networks Interactive goes full cloud with Thinkbox Deadline and AWS

Scripps Networks Interactive (recently acquired by Discovery, Inc.) is the leading developer of lifestyle content across TV, digital, and emerging platforms. With brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel under the Scripps umbrella, it collectively engages more than 190 million consumers each month. Based in Knoxville, TN, the company’s Design and […]

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