Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Amazon's Elastic Transcoder Targets Video Production in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services introduced a highly scalable service for transcoding video files between different digital media formats in the cloud.

The new Amazon Elastic Transcoder enables content producers to convert their large high resolution “master” video files into smaller versions that are optimized for playback on websites, mobile devices, connected TV’s and other video platforms.

Amazon said its new service manages all aspects of the transcoding process transparently and automatically. It offer transcoding presets that make it easy to transcode video for smartphones, tablets, web browsers and other devices.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Customers are charged based on the number of minutes they need to transcode and the selected resolution. There are no upfront fees or minimum commitments required.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is available in six regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Japan).


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