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Workflow Diagram: Video file in S3 is processed by Amazon Rekognition. The output of segments, labels and faces is consumed by a Lambda function that creates the clip. This writes to Amazon Elasticsearch Service. AWS Elemental MediaConvert creates proxies. The user searches for clips in ES and views proxies.

Find video clips faster with Amazon Rekognition and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

News, entertainment, and daytime productions make frequent use of clips to create stories, to introduce guests, and for previews or highlights. Often there is a short time window for finding and selecting clips while a story or person is in the spotlight. This blog shows you how to find your video clips quickly from your […]

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Creating a secure video-on-demand (VOD) platform using AWS

Video has become the primary means of Information sharing and learning. Customers are investing in innovative solutions to tap into the e-learning and video space. Video content is their IP and needs to be protected and securely delivered. Online video is a powerful technology that every industry, from businesses to educational institutions to government agencies, is […]

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Tutorial: Creating CMAF Outputs with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) standard has quickly gained adoption across the ecosystem of media technologies and playback devices. By enabling a single file format to store, process, and deliver video streams to both HLS and DASH clients using fMP4 segments, CMAF can increase efficiency and reduce complexity and cost for live and on-demand […]

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Monetizing VOD Assets Using Ad Marker Insertion

AWS Elemental MediaConvert lets you specify ad insertion points in your outputs. This capability is incredibly useful if your input video doesn’t contain ad markers (SCTE-35 markers) but you still need to monetize (or even black out) your content. A tutorial is available (as part of a larger AWS VOD workshop) on GitHub to demonstrate […]

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Detect Silent Audio Tracks in VOD Content with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction In file-based video processing workflows, content providers often standardize on the mezzanine file format used to share content with their customers and partners. When sharing video-on-demand (VOD) content, produced mezzanine files often have same number of audio tracks regardless of how many are in the actual content. For example, MXF media assets may be […]

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Video On Demand Ad Insertion with AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Monetizing your HLS Video On Demand (VOD) assets couldn’t be easier using AWS Elemental MediaTailor. MediaTailor simply needs access to your HLS media asset, and an Ad Decision Server (ADS). Try it for yourself by following this tutorial we’ve made available via GitHub http://bit.ly/mediatailor-vod The tutorial will walk you through creating an AWS Elemental MediaTailor […]

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Using and Extending the Open Source SPEKE Reference Server

Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) defines the standard for communication between encryptors and packagers or encoders of media content and digital rights management (DRM) key providers. The specification accommodates encryptors running on-premises and in the AWS Cloud. The SPEKE Reference Server is an implementation of the SPEKE API and minimal implementation of back-end […]

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VOD Automation Part 1: Create a Serverless Watchfolder Workflow Using AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction File-based video processing workflows on AWS can be built using AWS Elemental MediaConvert to transcode source media into output formats. Using MediaConvert, video providers with any size content library can easily and reliably transcode on-demand content for multiscreen delivery. Once you start using MediaConvert to transcode videos, the next step is usually to build an […]

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Using Amazon CloudFront and AWS Media Services

AWS Media Services are a group of managed services that make it easy to build reliable, broadcast-quality video workflows in the Cloud. These services create media suitable for streaming, both live and on-demand, and optimized for your viewers’ playback devices. In this post, I shall explain how you can deliver the content created with the […]

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Create a Poster Frame and Thumbnail Images

Create a Poster Frame and Thumbnail Images for Videos Using AWS Elemental MediaConvert

If you develop video applications, you probably need to create poster frames (a highlight image that is representative of a video) and thumbnail images (periodic frame grabs over the duration of the entire video) as a part of your workflow. Have you ever wondered how to create a poster frame for a specific frame in […]

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