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Video Transcoding with AWS

Process Video Files and Clips to Prepare on-Demand Content for Distribution or Archiving

AWS (Amazon Web Services) transcoder, also referred to as AWS Elemental MediaConvert, is Amazon’s own file-based video transcoding solution. It provides customers with the capability to ingest, process, package and deliver video content at scale. The service combines advanced video and audio capabilities and pay-as-you-go pricing.

VidiNet allows you to use AWS MediaConvert as a service directly from VidiCore, with all AWS Elemental MediaConvert output system presets accessible through the VidiCore API as native transcode presets. AWS transcoder makes it possible to focus on creating interesting video content without having to worry about the complex and time-consuming task of operating and maintaining your own video processing infrastructure.

Using AWS Transcoder on the Vidinet 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 VidiCore. 

    • Broadcast capabilities for video-on-demand content:
      Based upon the technology of AWS Elemental MediaConvert, AWS transcoder provides a wide range of comprehensive features allowing you to create high-quality video content, including features such as graphic overlay, multi-language protection and professional broadcast format.

    • Input and output support:
      By being on the VidiNet platform, the AWS video transcoder supports a wide range of different input and output video formats, compression standards, adaptive bitrate packaging formats and allows for advance color sampling as well as processing and conversion of 4K and 8K resolution sources and high dynamic range video content.

    • Automated resource provisioning:
      Being integrated with VidiCore, Amazons video transcoding eliminates the hassle of having to manage video processing infrastructure. VidiCore automates the key features of workload provisioning and management where you can configure it freely according to your specifications.

  • By running AWS transcoder on a cloud-based platform such as VidiNet, as well as being natively integrated with VidiCore – running AWS transcoder on VidiNet provides a host of benefits compared to running it on your own local hardware.

    The first and foremost one being 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 independent of each other. In other words: everything you need gathered in one place.

    • Access to presets:
      Running Amazons video transcoding from VidiCore via VidiNet gives you access to all AWS Elemental MediaConvert output system presets where an AWS MediaConvert transcoder will automatically be chosen when selecting a MediaConvert preset to transcode.
    • Simplified price calculations:
      The prices are exactly the same when transcoding via VidiNet or directly via MediaConvert, with the identical pay-as-you-go pricing structure with a per minute charge.

      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 VidiCore API on any VidiNet media service will simplify the price calculations by using the unique cost estimation feature in the VidiCore API, regardless if you need a price estimate for an encoding job or AWS MediaConvert job. By using the same factors as AWS MediaConvert including codec, resolution, frame rate and quality of output, we’re able to calculate the cost based on the target (output) preset.
    • Scalability:
      The foremost benefit of running AWS Transcoding on VidiNet is the possibility of endless scalability on all levels and in all directions, allowing you to meet growing or decreasing (and often unpredictable) video transcoding demands. You can start small to test your business case, and continuously scale up or down depending on your needs, without having to invest in additional infrastructure.
    • Unlimited computing power:
      Transcoding is a computing demanding task that requires high-quality hardware to be able to perform fast transcoding at scale. Managing your own local hardware and software is in most cases both more expensive than a cloud-based solution, and much more time consuming. With VidiNet you get access to pretty much unlimited process power, allowing for transcoding at scale.
    • Easy-to-use:
      AWS Transcoder via Vidinet allows for an easy-to-use cloud-transcoding service with all the latest formats and features, integrated with VidiCore API, resulting in a holistic and flexible transcode service.
    • Cheap:
      With an identical price model as Amazon’s video transcoding, AWS MediaConvert via VidiNet is one of the cheapest options out there where you only pay for what you use.

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