AWS is synonymous with cloud computing and whether you use it or not, knowing how to do things in AWS reaps benefits when trying to understand or implement systems in a cloud infrastructure. Knowing what’s possible and what others are doing is really useful, so whilst I don’t usually cover heavily product-specific resources here on The Broadcast Knowledge I still believe that knowing AWS is knowing part of the industry.
Here, there are 3 consecutive webinars which cover building a live streaming channel from the fundamentals through to making it operational and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.
Session one at 3pm GMT looks at end-to-end workflows and strategies for redundancy. It looks at both contribution of video into the cloud as much as what happens when it arrives and the delivery.
Session two at 4pm GMT looks examines the more complex workflows where you spread processing/failover across multiple regions and other similar situations.
Session three is the last of the day at 5pm GMT looking at setting up end-to-end monitoring to take the guesswork out of delivering the service on an on-going basis.
Amazon Web Services is back with another free conference, this time looking at video tech innovation, content distribution and more! From business to tech, there are free sessions for whatever angle you look at broadcasting from.
In this webcast, AWS Elemental dives into a topic other companies don’t discuss: The video encoding techniques some vendors use to sway judgment during proof-of-concept demos.
Improve your discerning eye and your analysis acumen, and obtain essential knowledge:
Methods and best practices for evaluating video quality
Examples of scenes which look totally different, but have the same metrics score
Important considerations for accurate evaluation of video results
Subjective vs. Objective results
How encoder settings affect output and how you can fine tune them for the best results
What is Adaptive Quantization and how can it improve your video output quality
Encoding techniques that impress in shootouts but might not be practical in production
Video encoding comparisons should inform, not fool. Learn what you need to know, before you start the process.
Solutions Marketing Manager for Compression, AWS ElementalDan Gehred, Solutions Marketing Manager for Compression at AWS Elemental, is responsible for product marketing for all compression software products. Dan has over 15 years of experience building and marketing digital media applications.
Sr. Product Manager Compression – VOD, AWS ElementalWith over 30 years of industry experience in the international media marketplace, Dan is passionate about technology, developing new standards, promoting positive change and business approaches to enhanced profitability.
Experts from Amazon Web Services and AWS Elemental highlight requirements to create a frame accurate live-to-VOD workflow with image recognition using AWS Elemental Delta and AWS cloud services. CTOs, engineering managers, product and program managers receive knowledge that can be applied to their own video workflows.
At AWS Innovate Online Conference hear the very latest from Dr Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon.com and Craig Stires, Head of Big Data and Analytics, AWS, APAC then dive deep into any of the 50+ business and technical sessions across ten tracks delivered by AWS experts. This free online conference is designed to inspire and educate you about AWS services and help you develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.
Featuring multiple tracks including a ‘Step by Step Guide to Building your Own Video On-Demand Architecture’. This promises to be a really useful intro/refresher in cloud technology.
Machine Learning is new and gets lots of attention and this webinar brings real-life examples of machine learning in use for broadcast.
AWS Elemental and GrayMeta discuss
• Ways to enrich content to increase its value
• Using clip production for targeted personalization
• Creating ad pods for effective monetisation
• A variety of workflows, including content indexing, metadata generation, content retrieval, action metadata, and content monetisation
This webinar will highlight a key use case from the Sky News “Royal Wedding: Who’s Who Live” app. Hear from GrayMeta about the innovative workflow that used machine learning functionality to create an enhanced experience for users during the Royal Wedding.
On demand webinar from AWS Elemental covering some streaming basics.
In this webcast, you will:
• Learn how to create and deliver video over the internet
• Understand video codecs, containers, popular delivery methods and content delivery networks
• Consider methods, including adaptive bitrate streaming, that enable high-quality video to be delivered to a wide range of internet-connected devices
• Learn about the latest trends in video compression and delivery
Increasing smartphone subscriptions and data volumes per subscription are driving rapid growth in mobile data traffic, much of which is video content. According to multiple industry reports, these trends will continue for the near future, and by 2020, 75 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. Technical and business leaders at organizations that aim to expand offerings using video need to understand the complexities of delivering premium viewing experiences to consumers.
If the most important characteristic of encoded video is quality, a simple and certain way to achieve it is through Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate Control (QVBR) which is designed to deliver constant video quality and waste zero bits in the process.
Here’s a brief outline of QVBR’s many benefits:
• Generate consistent, high-quality video for a perfected media experience
• Maintain video quality with fewer bits, saving up to 50% on storage and delivery
• Easy, simple operation: Just set a fixed quality level and a max bitrate and the encoder does the rest
AVC and HEVC codec support
Join AWS Elemental for an in-depth, technical discussion of how QVBR works, its advantages, and its uses.
Solutions Marketing Manager for Compression, AWS Elemental
Dan Gehred, Solutions Marketing Manager for Compression at AWS Elemental, is responsible for product marketing for all compression software products. Dan has over 15 years of experience building and marketing digital media applications.
PM Director – Live Encoding Products
Kevin has over twelve years of experience designing and developing professional video products. He is responsible for Product Management for live transcoding at AWS Elemental. He’s convinced that there has never been a better time to be developing great live video experiences for customers.