Using AWS Lambda for Web Video Transcoding

Posted on Thu 03 September 2015 in aws • Tagged with lambda, elastic-transcoder, videoLeave a comment

Often your creative team will produce master videos in 4k or 1080p, but you need to downcode these videos into 720p/1080p for web broadcasting. Here we automate transcoding of masters into web-friendly formats like 720p h264 mp4 & webm.

AWS Elastic Transcoder is a cloud video transcoding service. At it's simplest it transcodes video files from one bitrate, framerate, codec, container, etc--into another. By default you trigger new jobs either manually in the aws console or via the rest API. And naturally all inputs & outputs are saved in S3.

Transcoder setup includes creating a pipeline and presets. Then for each …

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