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Tag: AWS Elemental Live

Reducing the complexity of linear channel management with Veset Stratus

Authored by Igor Krol, CEO at Veset. 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.     Over the past couple of decades, the way that video content is consumed has changed dramatically. The rise of OTT […]

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A deep dive into Output Locking in AWS Elemental Live

Introduction In order to deliver broadcast-grade resilience, it’s essential to have redundant contribution encoders so live event viewing won’t be affected even if one of the encoders fails. However, when you run multiple encoders for redundancy, the outputs from those encoders must be synchronized with frame-level accuracy. Otherwise, viewers experience discontinuity when the encoder is switched […]

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Introducing new and improved AWS Elemental Statmux appliance and software for statistical multiplexing

In early 2021, AWS relaunched statistical multiplexing (statmux) hardware and software for on-premises applications. The new AWS Elemental Statmux incorporates the latest statmux features that were previously available in AWS Elemental MediaLive and adds additional features for the on-premises environment. Statmux is a technology used to efficiently combine (or multiplex) multiple encoded video channels (or […]

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Case Study: RSI Affordably modernizes audio and video content management on AWS

  Radiotelevisione svizzera (RSI), a Swiss public broadcaster, needed to modernize its infrastructure. Its systems were built specifically for broadcast television, and were not able to adapt to the rapidly evolving media industry – particularly streaming content. Claranet, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, developed a prototype in just 3 weeks, and a backend architecture to […]

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Using SMPTE 2022-7 with AWS Elemental Live

A growing trend in media production and broadcasting is the migration of video transport from dedicated infrastructure like SDI onto general-purpose IP networks. Factors driving this movement include the increasing capability of commodity networking equipment. Hardware vendors are producing 10, 25 and even 100-Gbit Ethernet hardware at volume, resulting in lower equipment costs. Broadcasters and […]

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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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Getting started with SRT inputs in AWS Elemental Live

What is SRT? Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) is an open source video transport protocol, originally developed by Haivision, that optimizes video streaming performance. It includes a technology package and protocol that connect two endpoints to deliver low latency video across unreliable networks. It is designed to deliver superior video quality over unreliable networks and survive minor network […]

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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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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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Part 2 – Streaming video to AWS Elemental MediaConnect using Zixi SDK

Introduction Video-on-demand (VOD) assets can be streamed to end-user mobile devices by using a local encoder, AWS Elemental MediaConnect (EMX) service, and Zixi Player. In Part 1 of this blog 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 […]

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