AWS Media Blog

Tag: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Identifying opportunities to place overlay advertisements in video content

Overlay advertisements (also called banner advertisements) are often used during a broadcast to promote related or upcoming shows, or for general third-party advertisements. They are typically displayed in the lower third of the screen (overlapping the broadcast video), and disappear after a few seconds. Although these can be effective tools for building awareness about new […]

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Simplify complex media workflows with M2A Connect and AWS

Authored by Marcus Box, CTO and Founder at M2A Media. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post.   When AWS announced the release of AWS Elemental MediaConnect in 2018, we at M2A could immediately see all […]

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Amazon Transcribe and email integration

Amazon Transcribe makes it easy for developers to add speech to text capabilities (also known as ASR) to their applications. Audio data is virtually impossible for computers to search and analyze. Therefore, recorded speech needs to be converted to text before it can be used by business intelligence applications. This post shows how an audio […]

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Processing user-generated content using AWS Lambda and FFmpeg

In this post, we introduce a workflow to process media files stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using AWS Lambda that doesn’t require copying files to Lambda’s local storage. Lambda is equipped with temporary storage space of 512 MB, which is often not sufficient for media processing. At the same time, Lambda can […]

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BandLab welcomes users by the millions with AWS

Based in Singapore, BandLab supports musicians around the world with tools and inspiration to create, collaborate, and publish their compositions. Artists use its free cloud-based digital audio workstation (DAW) to record, edit, and mix music with easy-to-use, professional-grade tools. BandLab’s integrated social and streaming capabilities let its users share the creative process with millions of […]

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PixelStrings: a cloud-based media conversion platform powered by industry standard tools

This post is co-authored by Lance Mauerer, CEO and Founder – Cinnafilm, Inc., Marc Leonard, PixelStrings Developer – Cinnafilm, Inc., Alfred She, Director of Product Management – Cinnafilm, Inc., and Mark Stephens, Partner Solutions Architect – AWS. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible […]

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Building a live streaming app for all-hands meetings and more on ScreenCloud with Amazon IVS

Authored by Krishna Acondy, senior engineer at ScreenCloud. The content and opinions in this post are those of the third-party author and AWS is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this post.   As the world moves towards a more remote way of working, our customers are looking for new ways to help the […]

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“United We Stream” initiative and media partner ARTE takes the nightclub atmosphere virtual with AWS

Underground nightclubs provide an outlet for dancing, socialization, and general revelry but as the world went into lockdown earlier this year, clubs across the world shut their doors, and for the most part, remain closed. To support these businesses, their employees and talent affected by the European club ban, the Berlin Clubcommission, Reclaim Club Culture […]

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Automate AWS client VPN’s CRL updates, when using AWS Private Certificate Authority

Importing the updated Certificate Revocation List (CRL) for AWS Client Virtual Private Network (AWS Client VPN) Endpoint becomes a challenge, especially when the AWS Private Certificate Authority (AWS PCA) is used to generate and manage the client certificates. Normally, an Admin has to manually import the CRL file to Client VPN Endpoint before it expires […]

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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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