AWS Elemental

Hello, from us.

We are a small, but industrious team of developers whose experience with AWS Elemental -a collection of services meant to work together to rush to your every media need, whether to store on-demand media, or streaming it across the world- spans across multiple projects.

A Sherlock Holmes Pun

Well, I would’ve liked to say AWS Elemental was, elementary, but as a multiple faceted service that is aimed at modularity and flexibility, it is not quite.

Media and entertainment industry undergoes a mass-scale transformation, and reinventions take over the market. This isn’t an age of improvement, but total change. Content creation, media supply chains, competing for attention, streaming, broadcast, direct-to-consumer platforms… To remain competitive, you have to keep up with all these, and more. Luckily, AWS Elemental helps you see this process through, by focusing on five main areas. Content production, supply chain & archive, broadcast, direct-to-consumer & streaming and data science. Elemental gives you the right tools for your work.

What Makes AWS Elemental?

AWS Elemental comes packed with a total of ten services, six of which is designed for a cloud environment. 

  • AWS MediaConnect provides reliable, secure and flexible transport for your live video.
  • AWS MediaConvert processes and prepares your video files for on-demand broadcast and multiple screen delivery.
  • AWS MediaLive converts input into live outputs for broadcasting and delivery.
  • AWS MediaPackage packages live and on-demand video content.
  • AWS MediaStore acts as the origin of your media workflows and stores your content.
  • AWS MediaTailor allows you to spruce your media with targeted ads and allow you to reach your base.

Remaining four are on-premise services that;

  • AWS Elemental Live converts inputs into live outputs for delivery.
  • AWS Elemental Server prepare content for on-demand delivery.
  • AWS Elemental Conductor manage video networks for on-demand and live content.
  • AWS Elemental Link connects a live video source to AWS MediaLive.
 

A Deeper Look, Then

AWS Elemental has its parts moving together to deliver a complete solution. It maybe better if we examined how it works, piece by piece as it streams a live media content.

 

It starts with AWS Elemental Live, which works by encoding your live video streams in real-time, taking a larger-sized live video source and compressing it into smaller versions for distribution to your viewers. With AWS Elemental MediaLive, you can easily set up streams for both live events and 24×7 channels with advanced broadcasting features, high availability, and pay-as-you-go pricing. 

 

Then, the output is sent to AWS Elemental MediaPackage, which tailors and tinkers with it, until it turns from a single video input, into video streams formatted to play on connected TVs, mobile phones, computers, tablets, and game consoles. It makes it easy to implement popular video features for viewers (start-over, pause, rewind, etc.), like those commonly found on DVRs. AWS Elemental MediaPackage can also protect your content using Digital Rights Management (DRM). AWS Elemental MediaPackage scales automatically in response to load, so your viewers will always get a great experience without you having to accurately predict in advance the capacity you’ll need.

 

This is of course, only one of the experiences you’ll have with AWS Elemental. You can use instead MediaStore as the origin of your video assets instead of MediaPackage if you are working with stored content, or make use of MediaConvert to turn your video asset into video-on-demand (VOD) content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery at scale. The service combines advanced video and audio capabilities with a simple web services interface and pay-as-you-go pricing.

 

We Are Ready to Work

Whether you’re working with on-demand media or live streaming, we are ready to give consultancy and expertise when it comes to setting up your workflow with AWS Elemental. 

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