What does this AWS Solution do?

This solution helps you, the content creator, to build a virtual, video 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.


Cost savings

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. 

Provides two remote display protocol options

This solution is integrated with Teradici Cloud Access Software, which uses the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol. Alternatively, you can choose NICE DCV for remote desktop and application streaming.

Simplifies the video editing process

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

AWS Solution overview

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

Edit in the Cloud on AWS 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 or NICE DCV and NVIDIA T4 GPU drivers for running your Non-Linear Editor (NLE) software of choice. During deployment, the solution gives you the option to install either Teradici’s Cloud Access Software, or NICE DCV. Users can then access the cloud workstation using either Teradici’s PC-over-IP (PCoIP) client or the NICE DCV client, accordingly.
  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).

Edit in the Cloud on AWS

Version 2.3.1
Release date: 11/2022
Author: AWS

Estimated deployment time: 60 min

Estimated cost Source code  CloudFormation template 
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