What is AWS Elemental MediaConvert?

The MediaConvert is a file-based video transcoding service along with broadcast-grade features. MediaConvert allows users to create video-on-demand (VOD) content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery at scale. The AWS Elemental MediaConvert service combines advanced audio and video capabilities with a simple web-based interface and pay-as-you-go pricing. With MediaConvert, users can focus on delivering compelling media experiences without the worry about the complexity of operating and building their video processing infrastructure.

Credits: AWS Elemental MediaConvert 

AWS Elemental MediaConvert offers reliable and secures transcode and on-demand content for multiscreen delivery and broadcast. Users can use this service as a standalone or integrated service with other AWS Media Services. The MediaConvert helps to build flexible file-based video workflows with full control over video quality and the predictable pay-as-you-go billing.

Features of AWS Elemental MediaConvert

The AWS Elemental MediaConvert service is a secure, reliable, and flexible file-based video transcoding service. The key features offered by the MediaConnect service are:

Built-in Reliability

Each job that the user creates with the MediaConvert runs on redundant infrastructure distributed across separate Availability Zones. The MediaConvert service helps to monitor health resources and replaces any degraded components without disrupting your jobs automatically. The scalability of MediaConvert allows them to handle peak workloads without reducing the performance and turnaround time. This feature also helps to provide the right compute resources based on the video content demand automatically.

Automated Resource Provisioning

The MediaConvert eliminates the burden of video processing infrastructure management by automating the provisioning and management aspects of workload. The AWS Elemental MediaConvert service supports a broad range of video output and input formats, including those for video delivery over the internet and for video broadcasting.

Broadcast Capabilities for Video-on-Demand Content

The built-in technology of the AWS Elemental MediaConvert service helps to configure a broadcast-grade video-on-demand experience. This service also gives a set of comprehensive features to create an engaging viewing experience, such as multi-language audio, graphic overlays, content protection, and more.

Getting Started with MediaConvert in Five Steps

  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console and create an account.
  2. Then, create a bucket using the Amazon S3 console for storage.
  3. Create the Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles to enable MediaConvert to read and write from S3 buckets.
  4. Next, upload the source files to an Amazon S3 bucket using the Amazon S3 console.
  5. After that, create a MediaConvert job to convert video files into one or more outputs.

To learn more about AWS Elemental MediaConvert, refer to the following video.

Credits: Getting Started with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

That’s it. I will discuss the other AWS Media Services in the next episode of this blog.