AWS Elemental E-Books
E-book: Broadcast, OTT & Pay TV Customer Success Stories
The challenge broadcast, over-the-top (OTT), and pay TV video providers face is how to bring more high-quality content to more subscribers on more screens via technical innovations, expanded access, and increased workflow efficiencies. This e-book gathers 14 real-world examples of customer innovations like these in action from leaders like NASA, the NFL and BT.
E-book: Why Video Processing and Delivery is Moving to the Cloud
As video quality, accessibility and utility skyrockets, how video providers create and deliver professional-grade video services changes dramatically. This e-book digs into the details behind the causes and effects of this shift. Learn about the benefits of moving video operations to the cloud, the pros and cons of conventional approaches, and tips for adapting to coming changes.
E-book: Video Compression & Delivery 101
This illustrated guide to encoding software and adaptive streaming basics is designed to help broadcast, pay TV and OTT professionals understand how video processing technology changes to accommodate audience expectations. Essential, scannable reading for busy managers and executives.
Libro electrónico: Por qué las tareas de procesamiento y distribución de videos se están migrando a la nube
Debido al rotundo incremento de los niveles de calidad, accesibilidad y utilidad de los videos, se están modificando radicalmente las maneras en las que los proveedores crean y prestan servicios de video profesionales. Este libro electrónico investiga en profundidad los motivos y las consecuencias de dicho cambio. Conozca los beneficios de migrar las operaciones de video a la nube, las ventajas y desventajas de las estrategias convencionales, y consejos para adaptarse a los cambios futuros.
AWS Elemental White Papers
The Practical Guide to AWS Media Services
AWS Media Services are designed to give you an easy path to cloud-based video processing and delivery. Virtually limitless capacity, performance to scale, the latest proven video standards, formats and protocols – and much more. Understand the benefits and learn how to deploy the services for discrete workloads or complete, end-to-end video workflows.
High Dynamic Range Video
The video ecosystem is eager to embrace High Dynamic Range video, which promises greatly improved viewing experiences with expanded color space and luminance. However, HDR is in its infancy and there is no guarantee that a single approach to its realization will be agreed upon in the near term. This white paper makes the case that video providers are best served by implementing support for HDR in software rather than hardware, given the uncertainty of the current landscape with regard to standardization.
HEVC, Video Quality & Bandwidth Efficiency
The most recent non-proprietary video compression standard, High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), also known as H.265, is expected to become the video standard of choice for the next decade. As with each generation of video compression technology before it, HEVC promises to reduce the overall cost of delivering and storing video assets while maintaining or increasing the quality of experience for the viewer.
Dynamic Ad Insertion
Server-side ad insertion (SSAI) dynamically inserts personalized ads as video content is delivered to consumers, creating a seamless viewing experience while guaranteeing ad revenue. Learn how video providers can reap the benefits of SSAI over client-side ad insertion (CSAI), understand complex standards addressed by this approach, and discover how the cloud enables video operators to deliver dynamic advertising at scale.
Digital Video Broadcasting
A unified video headend that complies with DVB-S2 standards provides satellite broadcasters and pay TV operators the agility to quickly and easily implement the latest codecs and video processing advancements across multiple channels to reduce time to market and streamline operations.
Linear Video Delivery from the Cloud
The advent of cloud-based linear video processing heralds a new way to provide live broadcast programming to consumers. This white paper describes the benefits of an end-to-end cloud infrastructure for video processing and delivery. Learn about content sourcing, formatting, distribution and monetization in this new paradigm for 24/7 broadcasting.
Perfecting 4K Video Delivery
4K content preparation and delivery requires highly capable video processing and measurement platforms. AWS Elemental identifies the five most common pitfalls of 4K video quality impairments and suggest best practices to mitigate or eliminate these issues to ensure the highest quality 4K viewing experience.
Creating Scalable Workflows
Launching a new VOD or catch-up TV service can be a daunting task, especially when factoring in the potential growth of content availability and consumer demand for media. This white paper explains how video providers can evolve from basic to advanced filed-based workflows using software-defined video solutions without a complete overhaul of infrastructure and with minimal service interruption.
Unified Linear TV Delivery
Software-based video solutions are driving growth and innovation in the television and video industries. This white paper details how software-defined video solutions that integrate encoding, multiplexing and system management can enable operators to implement flexible and scalable unified infrastructure that supports both traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery.
Implementing Live-to-VOD Services
Today, replaying a scene from a live TV broadcast is as simple as hitting the rewind button and catching up on a favorite show is just a menu option away. This white paper details how AWS Elemental Delta, a video delivery platform designed to optimize the monetization, management and distribution of multiscreen video across IP networks, enables video providers to efficiently implement live-to-VOD offerings both on-premises and in the cloud.
The video and television industries are changing so rapidly, it’s no longer possible for broadcasters, content programmers and pay TV operators to keep pace through capital investments in video processing equipment alone. This white paper explores how software-defined video (SDV) solutions offer a way around the dilemma between long-term investments in video delivery technology and short-term return on investment.
Live 4K Ultra HD TV: From Demonstration to Service Launch
With the HEVC codec enabling 4K content delivery at reasonable bitrates and the availability of affordable television sets, pay TV operators and OTT service providers will soon launch new 4K TV services trials. This white paper focuses on the use of HEVC for broadcasting and streaming live 4K content, the expected trajectory of adoption by various content providers and how AWS Elemental solutions support live 4K content delivery.
Pay TV Lite: A New Strategy for IPTV Operators
In recent years, many telecommunications companies have used advances in IP networking and video compression to launch subscriber services bundling video with voice and high-speed Internet. This white paper explores how telcos can take advantage of existing IPTV infrastructure to create a Pay TV Lite service offering that gives subscribers a compelling channel lineup and allows for expansion into new markets.
CDNs Demystified: A Streaming Technology Primer
Learn about the fundamental capabilities and practices of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) as they relate to video processing functions, such as those provided by AWS Elemental. This white paper describes how a CDN operates and details the interactions that take place between the software, hardware and networks components that comprise a CDN video delivery system.
Software-definierte Videolösungen zur Unterstützung von HDR
Das Video-Ecosystem ist bestrebt, das High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video zu integrieren, da es stark verbessertes Seherlebnis mit erweitertem Farbraum und Helligkeit verspricht.
Jedoch, HDR steckt noch in seinen Kinderschuhen und es gibt keine Garantie dafür, dass man sich auf einen einheitlichen Ansatz in naher Zukunft einigt.
Dieses White Paper stellt die These auf, dass den Video Service Anbietern am besten gedient ist, wenn die Unterstützung von HDR durch eine Software Implementierung, anstatt Hardware Implementierung erfolgt, angesichts der Unsicherheit der derzeitigen Situation im Hinblick auf eine Standardisierung.
Compresión de video & distribución 101
Esta guía ilustrada del software de codificación y las bases del streaming adaptativo está diseñada para ayudar a los profesionales del Broadcast, TV paga y OTT a entender cómo la tecnología de procesamiento de video cambia para acomodarse a las expectativas de la audiencia. De lectura esencial y lectura rápida para los gerentes y ejecutivos ocupados.
Partner White Papers
Making Business Sense of the HDR Opportunity
As High Dynamic Range (HDR) video drives the sales of new TVs, content creation and content distribution, video providers retool media workflows to accommodate new standards. But any new technology format comes with hurdles to adoption, and the obstacles aren’t always visible. This paper brings them into the light to help content creators, broadcasters, and cable, satellite, and OTT distributors make fair evaluations.
Next Generation Video and Ultra HD TV
4K UHD TV is one of the latest innovations to enhance the sound and image quality of the television viewing experience. Learn what industry leaders think of this innovation, the challenges in bringing it to market, and the role of HEVC in doing so in this Digital TV Europe survey sponsored by AWS Elemental.
Breaking the CPU Barrier in Media Transcoding Performance
EMC Isilon and AWS Elemental provide best-in-class, massively scalable solutions for IPTV transcoding and on-demand content delivery for broadcast media workflows. The world’s top on-demand service providers rely on EMC Isilon scale out NAS and AWS Elemental Server GPU-based video transcoding solutions to simplify and accelerate their workflows.