Nevion, a Sony Group Company and award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that its flagship media orchestration platform, VideoIPath, now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media Services, with an initial focus on ground-to-cloud connectivity with support for AWS Elemental MediaConnect and AWS Elemental MediaLive services. This development is the first step towards adding the orchestration of cloud services to VideoIPath’s existing orchestration of production resources on premises and across locations, thereby providing the means to simplify the management media flows in a hybrid ground and cloud production environment.
Cloud services are playing a growing role in media production – not only in file-based and near-real-time production, but increasingly for live production as well. With ground-based production resources remaining essential for many productions, the challenge is how to combine the very best of both worlds.
In the summer of 2020, Nevion was one of the first vendors to demonstrate ground-to-cloud-cloud-to-ground (GCCG) video transport to and from AWS using the JPEG XS media function of Nevion Virtuoso, the software-defined media node. This provided an important building block for the support of ground to cloud production.
Now, Nevion is enhancing VideoIPath with interfaces to MediaConnect, a high-quality transport service for live video, and MediaLive, the broadcast-grade live video processing service. This allows a video source from the ground to connect to a MediaConnect instance on AWS and distributed to other MediaConnect instances in other regions, or back to the ground In addition, VideoIPath can direct the video output of an MediaConnect instance to a MediaLive instance for processing.
Jan Helgesen, Head of Product and Solutions at Nevion said: “Hybrid production and universal connectivity are key aspects of Nevion’s and parent company Sony’s Networked Live vision. Nevion has been pioneering the integration of ground and cloud services, for example through our work on standards and with the GCCG capabilities we have included in Virtuoso. The new VideoIPath enhancements puts users in control of their workflow needs, while hiding the underlying complexity of the ground and cloud connectivity required to deliver this.”
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