What does this AWS Solutions Implementation do?

This solution helps you, the content creator, to build a virtual editing environment on AWS. This allows your editors and creative professionals to work from anywhere in the world using only a laptop with a high-speed connection. Leveraging the AWS Cloud for editorial and content delivery, this solution brings collaborators together to publish content to your preferred platform using high-speed internet.

Benefits

Cost savings
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There is no upfront cost for high-priced GPU workstations on AWS.

Works with your favorite software

This solution has been tested with industry standard editing and graphics software to provide reliability and flexibility.

Scales to the number of collaborators

This solution uses shared network storage, which is accessible across multi-pool editors, creating a collaboration system without the need for additional software. 

Uses PCoIP technology
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This solution is integrated with Teradici Cloud Access Software, which uses the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol. PCoIP technology delivers a secure, high-definition, and highly responsive virtualized computing alternative to a local computer.

Simplifies the editing process

AWS CloudFormation automates the deployment of GPU drivers, Teradici, and shared storage.  Simply load your favorite post production applications and plugins, then upload media to begin working on your project.

AWS Solutions Implementation overview

The diagram below presents the architecture you can automatically deploy using the solution's implementation guide and accompanying AWS CloudFormation template.

AWS Edit in the Cloud | Architecture diagram
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AWS Edit in the Cloud Solutions Implementation architecture

The AWS CloudFormation template deploys the following infrastructure:

  1. An Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance for Windows Server 2019 with Teradici Cloud Access Software and NVIDIA T4 GPU drivers for running your Non-Linear Editor (NLE) software of choice. Users will remote into the instance using Teradici’s PC-over-IP (PCoIP) client.
  2. AWS Directory Service for user authentication.
  3. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server to access digital assets via the Amazon EC2 instance through your editor of choice. FSx for Windows File Server will auto-mount the network share upon startup of the Windows Amazon EC2 instance. FSx for Windows File Server will be used for storing your media assets to be used by your non-linear editor (NLE).

AWS Edit in the Cloud

Version 1.0.1
Release date: 06/2021
Author: AWS

Estimated deployment time: 60 min

Estimated Cost Source Code  CloudFormation template 
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