Content Production

Spend more time creating with the most comprehensive set of cloud capabilities for content production

AWS provides the most comprehensive set of cloud capabilities for producing content

Faced with unprecedented audience demand for new content and growing adoption of remote production, studios use AWS to quickly set up remote artist workstations, editorial workflows, collaboration platforms, and rendering. With AWS, you spend less time managing hardware and render farms, and more time creating and collaborating using virtual workstations that run on AWS GPU instances.

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Create content faster

Set up a creative studio in hours instead of weeks, with near-limitless scale and access to rendering on demand across AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure. Amazon Nimble Studio is the fastest way to get started, with everything you need to go from sketch to final deliverable, including virtual workstations, storage, and integrated render farm. Free your artists to focus on creative output, not machine render times.

Collaborate with global talent
Launch video editing and graphics-intensive virtual workstations on the most extensive global footprint of any cloud provider, including AWS Regions and AWS Local Zones, and run latency-sensitive applications using compute, storage, database, and other AWS services closer to your end users. Bring on remote artists from anywhere around the globe with availability in major content creation markets, so you can hire the best talent.
Focus on content, not infrastructure
Eliminate the overhead of managing physical infrastructure and minimize the administration of installing, configuring, and maintaining your creative, compute, network, and storage resources. AWS is the only cloud with 400 Gbps network connectivity, the most powerful GPU instances for graphics workloads, and the lowest cost-per-inference instances. With AWS, you can focus on creating content that delights your customers.

Content Production solutions and services

Custom-built solutions

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Edit in the Cloud

Work from anywhere in the world using only a laptop with a high-speed connection by building virtual editing environments on AWS.

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Simple File Manager for Amazon EFS

This solution allows you to directly interact with data stored on Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) through a web user interface.

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Customer stories

Untold Studios unlocks creative potential by running entirely on AWS

Untold worked with AWS to embrace Studio in the Cloud and set up their new studio without any on-premises infrastructure, becoming the first creative studio born completely in the cloud.

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How Winnie-the-Pooh sparked Method Melbourne’s journey to cloud rendering
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Method’s journey to cloud rendering

This project resulted in an Asian Academy Creative Award win for the team, and marked the beginning of Method Melbourne's collaboration with AWS.

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“The Crown” in the cloud
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Netflix empowers remote workstations for artists

Netflix uses EC2 G5 instances on LAX Local Zone to achieve single-digit millisecond latency, empowering artists and content creators with virtual workstations.

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Weta Digital goes all-in on AWS
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Weta Digital goes all-in on AWS

Backed by the unmatched portfolio of services from AWS, Weta continues redefining what is possible on screen at a scale not previously seen.

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Cinesite Renders ‘The Addams Family 2’ with AWS
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Cinesite renders 'The Addams Family 2' with AWS

During the height of production, Cinesite scaled to 170K virtual CPUs (vCPUs) on AWS over the course of a three-week period.

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AWS Partners for Content Production

Discover purpose-built media and entertainment solutions and services from an extensive network of industry-leading AWS Partners who have demonstrated technical expertise and customer success in building solutions on AWS.

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"Unreal Engine frees storytellers across film, television, brands, and live events to create without limits. Flexible tools and AWS put collaboration at the heart of the design process with no compromises on quality."

- Marc Petit, VP and General Manager, Unreal Engine, Epic Games

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"Video production requires increased flexibility that cloud deployments offer – scalability and the ability to work from anywhere. EditShare and AWS provide a compelling and cost effective solution for this transition to the cloud."

- Sunil Mudholkar, VP of Product, EditShare

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Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences, helping create, deliver, and optimize compelling content and applications.

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Instantly spin up powerful cloud-based digital content creation facilities for visual effects, post-production, virtual production and other collaborative creative endeavors.

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Bluescape provides a platform for organizations to interact with content and each other. These activities span multiple devices and both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration.

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Qumulo runs natively on AWS and integrates with services including Amazon CloudWatch, and now Amazon S3.

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WEKA provides is a scalable high-performance data platform that integrates storage across EC2 and S3 to help studios and creative agencies accelerate their post-production processing, VFX, and color correction workflows in AWS.

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Consulting partners

AWS Consulting Partners help customers build customized solutions to meet their unique needs.

AWS Marketplace

Media and entertainment solutions from AWS Partners are also available on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of third-party software, services, and data that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software on AWS.

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DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio

DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio features revolutionary tools for editing, advanced color correction, Fusion VFX and Fairlight audio post, in a single software application.

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pixitmedia provides software defined infrastructure to address the M&E industry's most demanding workflows.

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Teradici CAS

Teradici CAS delivers a secure, high-definition, uncompromised experience for remote desktops and workstations on Amazon GPU instances using the PCoIP protocol.

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Amazon Nimble Studio Deployment Package

Stand up your creative studio in just a few hours using Amazon Nimble Studio. Start producing content faster and more cost-effectively while collaborating with your team of artists around the world.

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Learn how AWS, Blackmagic Design, the University of Arizona, and Kinlani Film Project demonstrated the potential of the cloud for future filmmakers at HPA 2022. This project shows
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Adapt your workforce as your studio’s demands shift and access creative talent across the globe. Make the move to virtual workstations on AWS, featuring NVIDIA® RTX® technology – the new standard for scaling your creativity.

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Transform movie and TV production with the cloud

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