Automated ABR configuration added to AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert has added a new feature called Automated Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) Configuration, which automatically customises the encoding ABR configuration for each source video.

The new feature simplifies the set up of transcoding, optimises video quality, and reduces ABR package size.

ABR packages contain multiple renditions of a video, encoded in a range of bitrates and resolutions. The ideal package configuration varies depending on the specific content being encoded, because the visual complexity of the content affects how the content can best be compressed. Automated ABR Configuration automates this setup for you and allows MediaConvert to pick the ideal rendition configuration based on a content classification analysis performed during the encoding process.

With MediaConvert, audio and video providers can easily transcode on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. MediaConvert functions independently or as part of AWS Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based workflows and offer the capabilities needed to transport, transcode, package, and deliver audio and video.

Leveraging Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) mode in MediaConvert, Automated ABR Configuration further optimises the ABR package size by preventing redundant or overlapping renditions within each package.

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