AWS Media Blog

Tag: rendering

Virtual workstations on AWS powered by NVIDIA Quadro technology

Remote digital content creation and collaboration Studios, departments, and freelancers that create digital content for film, episodic entertainment, and commercials are faced with the challenge of keeping production going with teams that now find themselves working remotely…without sacrificing the quality you expect to deliver to your clients. Cloud-based virtual workstations on AWS allow you to […]

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Interface view of the AWS Portal, a feature of AWS Thinkbox Deadline

Optimizing computing performance with AWS Thinkbox deadline – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, we discuss how to collect benchmark data, how to decide what hardware and software to run, and what AWS Thinkbox Deadline features can be used to get the highest performance at the lowest cost. In part 3, we look at the AWS Portal-specific considerations related […]

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2020 Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory finds a rendering solution in AWS Thinkbox (plus some tips when creating dome projection content)

Author: Dawn Fidrick – Producer Contributors: Don Dixon – Art Director, Director, Chris Butler – Astronomical Artist, Gee Yeung – VFX Supervisor 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 Griffith Observatory and Friends Of The Observatory […]

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AWS Thinkbox partners help take your studio to the cloud

Today we’re announcing the new AWS Thinkbox partner site which highlights AWS Thinkbox and APN partners that can help accelerate your journey to a hybrid or even a full content production pipeline in the cloud. The partners on this page are uniquely positioned to help your studio meet the demands of rapid and efficient content production by leveraging the power of AWS. These partners […]

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New case study: Mikros Animation

Mikros, a visual-effects and animation studio owned by Technicolor, has been producing animations for films and television shows for more than 30 years. As Mikros prepared to work on a new film, Sherlock Gnomes, it realized it needed more compute capacity than it could get from its on-premises IT environment used for rendering—the process of […]

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Optimizing computing performance with AWS Thinkbox Deadline – Part 1

AWS Thinkbox Deadline is a compute management solution often employed in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. It is used to control render farms with physical and virtual machines running both on-premises and on AWS. Once Deadline is up and running, it is natural to look into how to […]

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Webcast on-demand: Integrating file services to power your media & entertainment workloads

The webinar Integrating File Services to Power Your Media & Entertainment Workloads is now available on-demand: Level 300 | Solutions Best Practices Media companies, driven by higher resolution and an increasing amount of content due to direct B2C delivery, are looking to cost-effectively leverage cloud compute scalability. Emerging use cases, such as Media Supply Chains, […]

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This is my architecture: TV Globo rendering VFX at scale with Thinkbox Deadline

In this episode of This Is My Architecture (in Portuguese with English subtitles), Thiago Abreu (Project Manager) explains how TV Globo architected a hybrid rendering solution with AWS. Using AWS Thinkbox Deadline, TV Globo can now scale their rendering workload in an elastic and cost-effective way using Amazon EC2 Spot instances. The near-limitless compute capacity […]

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AWS M&E Cloud Symposium in Los Angeles – Presentations available for download

If you missed our M&E Cloud Symposium on July 31, 2018, session recordings and presentation decks are now available for viewing and download. PRESENTATIONS Opening: State of Media and What’s New from AWS State of Media and Whats New from AWS: LA Symposium 2018 from Amazon Web Services Ben Masek (Global M&E BD Lead, AWS) […]

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New from the Compute Blog: Building a GPU workstation for visual effects with AWS

The elasticity, scalability, and cost effectiveness of the cloud value proposition is attractive to media customers. One of the key design patterns in media and entertainment (M&E) workloads is using the cloud as a content lake and bringing the underlying processes closer without having to synchronize data. In this high-end graphics visualization business, a pixel-perfect, […]

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