AWS Elemental Live

AWS Elemental Live provides real-time video and audio encoding for linear TV broadcast and live streaming to new media platforms. The software-based solution simultaneously processes multiple video outputs, delivering high-quality, high-efficiency performance to format live video for any device. AWS Elemental Live integrates seamlessly into an end-to-end real-time video delivery workflow, evolving with emerging technology to maximize revenue opportunities.


Scalable Architecture

Deliver content to subscribers on a global scale. AWS Elemental Live video processing can be deployed on-premises or as a service using AWS Elemental Cloud

Unified Video Processing

Collapse linear, multiscreen and live-to-VOD services into a single software-based architecture. Manage resilient encoder clusters with AWS Elemental Conductor.

Continuous Innovation

Future-proof video workflows and quickly launch new services with advanced support for 4K UHD, HDR, and HEVC video processing.


Live Channel Playout

Ease the path to linear 24/7 channel creation with seamless switching between video inputs. Enhance the broadcast experience with motion or static graphic overlays to create channel logos, promotional animations, video squeeze back effects, advertisements, news tickers and more.

Advanced Workflows

Launch a multiscreen 24/7 4K Ultra HD service with improved color space, deeper luminance and increased bit depth for enhanced picture quality. Create HDR 10 or Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) broadcast or VOD content from multiple ingest formats including standard dynamic range (SDR), HDR 10 and HLG sources. 

Content Monetization

Integrate with numerous ad insertion platforms. SCTE-35 and SCTE-104 message processing optimizes downstream revenue opportunities in conjunction with AWS Elemental Delta ad insertion, ad removal and ad replacement capabilities.

Statistical Multiplexing

For broadcast applications, employ an optional software-based statistical multiplexer that optimizes content delivery by reallocating bits in real time between video encoders and combines multiple encoder outputs into a single transport stream.

Multiple Output Production

Simultaneously output a mix of video streams at different resolutions and bitrates for multiple target platforms. Wrap streams in popular formats or retain content in a base container for downstream packaging.

Automation and Management

Control the web interface or REST/XML APIs for integration in a turnkey, cloud-based or virtualized deployment. AWS Elemental Conductor provides unified control and management with faster setup time, simplified maintenance tasks and centralized upgrades.

Small Form Factor

Live-Event Portability

Compact systems are easy to transport to special event locations or rack mount alongside other equipment in a video operations hub. With AWS Elemental small form factor hardware, video production can move anywhere it needs to go.

Broadcast-Grade Quality

This HEVC-ready video encoder offers bandwidth savings plus picture quality, and it supports H.264 AVC up to 1080p. Graphic overlays add a professional look-and-feel to video streams, and easy-to-apply motion graphics create a broadcast channel viewing experience.

Easy Contribution to the AWS Cloud

Seamlessly integrate on-premises encoding with cloud-based video processing and delivery. AWS Elemental Live in a small form factor makes the path to building video workflows in the cloud easier with a real-time video contribution solution.

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Valuable Content Secured

Protect content using traditional AES and SAMPLE-AES for HLS, PlayReady for HLS and Smooth Streaming, or Adobe Access for HDS. Or, use content protection systems such as Civolution, Widevine and NDS to meet requirements for pay TV operators and original content owners.

Uncompromised Quality

Support for high quality video outputs including HEVC 4:2:2 10-bit and 8-bit and AVC High 4:2:2 Intra Profile and advanced image processing, such as anti-alias scaling, MPEG-2 deblocking and motion adaptive deinterlacing, improves performance and delivers superior video outputs.

Comprehensive Interoperability

AWS Elemental Live easily integrates with existing workflows and with leading CDNs through one-click set-up. AWS Elemental Live provides seamless multiscreen content delivery for Adobe Flash, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH.