AWS Media Blog

Live video streaming using Amazon S3

Introduction Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service offering the scalability, data availability, security, performance, and consistency required of a basic origin for live streaming video workflows. This post outlines best practices for configuration and resiliency when using AWS Elemental Live and AWS Elemental MediaLive to generate an HLS output group with […]

Animal Logic builds real-time workflow with Amazon Nimble Studio

Award-winning animation studio Animal Logic is recognized as one of the world’s top production companies, with credits including Happy Feet, The LEGO Movies and Peter Rabbit 1&2. Alongside working on a slate of feature animation projects, the company recently released a trailer for “Unhinged,” a short film that Animal Logic created in Epic Games’ Unreal […]

The WFA spotlights powerchair football talent via match live streams

When it comes to powerchair football, player and fan dedication runs deep. Established in France in 1970 and formed nationally in England in 2005 by the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA), powerchair football has become one of the fastest growing parasports, with more than a thousand UK players and many more globally. Individuals of all ages […]

New NFL ‘Expected Return Yards’ stat tackles hidden dynamics of punt and kickoff returns

National Football League (NFL) fans have all witnessed a returner getting tackled a nanosecond after receiving a punt or kickoff. Holding onto the ball, let alone gaining a chunk of yardage, is a huge win. And the odds of a return touchdown are rare. But that’s exactly why it’s a thrill to see a returner […]

Run scalable radio processing using Ross RSAP on AWS

This blog is co-authored by Rafal Kulczycki, Ross Video and Dilip Sant, AWS. Radio broadcasters continuously seek options to improve operations, build resilient networks, and operate in a high-performance, redundant infrastructure. This all comes at high cost, for both hardware and ongoing maintenance. When a customer of mine recently asked how Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]

Flexible client preview with AWS Cloud Digital Interface

As high-performance, real-time post production workflows such as color grading and finishing migrate to the cloud, the ability to view reference quality video on appropriate local display devices is critical. In addition, as teams become more and more comfortable working at a distance, creative decision makers still expect to have a real-time, high-quality view to […]

How DAZN uses AWS Step Functions to orchestrate event-based video streaming at scale

This blog is co-authored by Russ Johnson at DAZN, and Corneliu Croitoru and Chris Fane at AWS. In this blog post, we explain how DAZN, a global sports entertainment platform, used AWS Step Functions from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a lightweight, modular, and extensible orchestrator to automate its live sports streaming events. This architecture lets […]

Watch now: HBO Max automates misconfiguration and vulnerability detection on AWS

As a premium streaming service for blockbuster movies, epic originals, and addictive series, HBO Max demands tight security to protect its content. While traditional security models tend to be reactive, the HBO Max security team built an automated process to prevent vulnerabilities and cloud misconfigurations from happening in the first place, allowing HBO developers to […]

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System information data and remultiplexing using AWS Elemental Statmux

Introduction Statistical multiplexing (statmux) is an essential compression technology that allows for efficient, high-quality distribution of multiple video channels over a fixed-bandwidth medium such as satellite, cable, or over-the-air transmission. To learn more about the basics of statmux, refer to our previous blog post on the topic. For video distribution workflows, it is often necessary […]

Securing production workflows in AWS: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP)

In the previous blog in the series, Building a strong identity foundation: Aligning to the MovieLabs Common Security Architecture for Production (CSAP), we discussed the importance of building a strong identity foundation in Amazon Web Services (AWS). We did this by demonstrating how AWS services map to core components in the MovieLabs CSAP through a […]