What is AWS Elemental MediaConvert and how can it be used from Vidinet, our cloud-based media service platform?
You will have access to the exact same features running AWS transcoder on the Vidinet platform, but with the added value of being a cloud-based service and natively integrated with the Vidispine API.
By running AWS transcoder on a cloud-based platform such as Vidinet, as well as being natively integrated with the Vidispine API – running AWS transcoder on Vidinet provides a host of benefits compared to running it on your own local hardware.
The first and foremost one is that you get access to a holistic and flexible solution for all your video transcoding needs. Vidinet allows you to transcode files within all cloud-storages such as Amazon, Azure and Google and are able to communicate with them independently of each other. In other words: everything you need to be gathered in one place.
We’ve introduced this feature because there’s a common notion that the pricing of a cloud-service can be quite difficult to understand since the price structure is hard to grasp. Using the Vidispine API on any Vidinet media service will simplify the price calculations by using the unique cost estimation feature in the Vidispine API, regardless if you need a price estimate for an encoding job or AWS Elemental MediaConvert job. By using the same factors as AWS Elemental MediaConvert including codec, resolution, frame rate and quality of output, we’re able to calculate the cost based on the target (output) preset.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as Amazon EC2, is a central part of Amazon’s cloud computing platform AWS, allowing you to rent virtual computers and run applications in the cloud. With that description in mind, is it any different from Vidinet?
On a surface level, there are no differences between them. They are the exact same cloud-based computing service where you hire Amazon’s/Vidispines’ software and hardware, allowing you to run different applications such as transcoding or encoding software in the cloud.
The main difference, and the biggest reason to use Vidinet instead of Amazon EC2, lies in Vidinet’s flexibility. Amazon EC2 is limited to its own cloud, where Vidinet is not. Vidinet allows you to use services such as cloud-encoding and cloud-transcoding within different cloud storages, independent of each other.
We provide your business with a fully managed media supply chain, allowing you to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the media industry and business requirements.
Contact Vidispine today if you’ve got further questions about our AWS Elemental MediaConvert via Vidinet, or want to learn more about our other advanced systems for video and image management.