AWS Elemental Server provides fast and reliable video processing for file-based workflows. The software-based solution performs simultaneous, faster-than-real-time conversion of multiple video files to create mezzanine deliverables, traditional on-demand assets or adaptive bitrate outputs for delivery to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Ideal for large-scale broadcast and multiscreen video applications, Server is easy to install, configure and integrate into existing workflows and operates seamlessly with AWS Elemental Cloud.

Benefits

High Performance

Accelerate video compression to create content for delivery via Adobe Flash, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS, MPEG-DASH, Ultraviolet, QuickTime or traditional broadcast formats. AWS Elemental Delta can help reduce storage costs by creating mezzanine files formatted and ready for wrapping.

Versatile Design

Rapidly optimize and enhance existing video codecs such as VC-1, MPEG-2 and H.264, and offer support for new codecs, such as HEVC / H.265. AWS Elemental Server keeps you on the leading edge with upgradable video infrastructure, providing an opportunity to evolve monetization methods.

Ease of Management

An intuitive web-based user interface or REST / XML APIs integrates into existing workflows. Unified control and management of deployments with AWS Elemental Conductor reduces setup time, simplifies maintenance tasks and allows for centralized upgrades.

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Features

Universal Input Support

Decode all common mezzanine, broadcast and editing formats with speed and flexibility.

High-Throughput Processing

Convert content with unprecedented speed and throughput. A unique software architecture provides maximum performance and scalability.

Uncompromised Video Quality

Deliver the highest quality encoding using codecs developed by AWS Elemental including HEVC / H.265, H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2.

Multiple Outputs

Create multiple resolution, bitrate and output formats to target a variety of players and platforms. Wrap files in popular formats or retain content in a base container for downstream packaging in the future.

Advanced Audio Processing

Multichannel, multi-language and broad audio codec support serves all audiences. Combine independent audio channels with a single video stream to create unique outputs without additional processing cost. 

Simple Management Overhead

Use REST / XML APIs, the web-based interface, or watch folders for tasks such as system setup, workflow integration, job queuing, scheduling and prioritization. Simplify operations by reducing instances in use and manage the platform through built-in tools or SNMP.

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Advantages

Highly Extensible

AWS Elemental Server transforms high quality video into new revenue via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models while using parallel architecture to achieve high-density transcoding. AWS Elemental Server increases outputs with a smaller hardware footprint.

Complete Adaptive and Broadcast Support

AWS Elemental Server generates assets for adaptive bitrate protocols, including Adobe Flash, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH. This integrates seamlessly into a broadcast workflow, supporting digital content delivery systems and third-party compatibility.

Uncompromised Quality

Deliver cutting-edge HEVC / H.265, AVC / H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 codecs developed by AWS Elemental. Customized algorithms allow motion adaptive deinterlacing, scene change detection, MPEG-2 deblocking, noise reduction, lanczos scaling and temporal filtering. Provide a stable, fully featured HDR system supporting key components.