Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports several new features: EBU-TT-D captions in Microsoft Smooth outputs; interlaced video in HEVC outputs; video noise reduction (using temporal filtering) in HEVC outputs.
Changes The AWS Elemental MediaLive APIs and SDKs now support the ability to get thumbnails for MediaLive devices that are attached or not attached to a channel. Previously, this thumbnail feature was available only on the console.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports Input Prepare schedule actions. This feature improves existing input switching by allowing users to prepare an input prior to switching to it.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports the ability to ingest the content that is streaming from an AWS Elemental Link device: https://aws.amazon.com/medialive/features/link/. This release also adds support for SMPTE-2038 and input state waiters.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports several new features: enhanced VQ for H.264 (AVC) output encodes; passthrough of timed metadata and of Nielsen ID3 metadata in fMP4 containers in HLS outputs; the ability to generate a SCTE-35 sparse track without additional segmentation, in Microsoft Smooth outputs; the ability to select the audio from a TS input by specifying the audio track; and conversion of HDR colorspace in the input to an SDR colorspace in the output.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports Automatic Input Failover. This feature provides resiliency upstream of the channel, before ingest starts.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports the ability to configure the Preferred Channel Pipeline for channels contributing to a Multiplex.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports HLS ID3 segment tagging, HLS redundant manifests for CDNs that support different publishing/viewing endpoints, fragmented MP4 (fMP4), and frame capture intervals specified in milliseconds.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports the ability to create a multiple program transport stream (MPTS).
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for standard-definition (SD), high-definition (HD), and ultra-high-definition (UHD) encoding with HDR support.Encoding with HEVC offers a number of advantages. While UHD video requires an advanced codec beyond H.264 (AVC), high frame rate (HFR) or High Dynamic Range (HDR) content in HD also benefit from HEVC's advancements. In addition, benefits can be achieved with HD and SD content even if HDR and HFR are not needed.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive is adding Input Clipping, Immediate Mode Input Switching, and Dynamic Inputs.
Changes You can now switch the channel mode of your channels from standard to single pipeline and from single pipeline to standard. In order to switch a channel from single pipeline to standard all inputs attached to the channel must support two encoder pipelines.
Changes Today AWS Elemental MediaLive (https://aws.amazon.com/medialive/) adds the option to create "Single Pipeline" channels, which offers a lower-cost option compared to Standard channels. MediaLive Single Pipeline channels have a single encoding pipeline rather than the redundant dual Availability Zone (AZ) pipelines that MediaLive provides with a "Standard" channel.
Changes This release adds a new output locking mode synchronized to the Unix epoch.
Changes This release adds a MediaPackage output group, simplifying configuration of outputs to AWS Elemental MediaPackage.
Changes This release adds support for pausing and unpausing one or both pipelines at scheduled times.
Changes This release adds support for VPC inputs, allowing you to push content from your Amazon VPC directly to MediaLive.
Changes This release adds tagging of channels, inputs, and input security groups.
Changes This release adds support for Frame Capture output groups and for I-frame only manifests (playlists) in HLS output groups.
Changes This release provides support for ID3 tags and video quality setting for subgop_length.
Changes This release enables the AWS Elemental MediaConnect input type in AWS Elemental MediaLive. This can then be used to automatically create and manage AWS Elemental MediaConnect Flow Outputs when you create a channel using those inputs.
Changes You can now include the media playlist(s) from both pipelines in the HLS master manifest for seamless failover.
Changes You can now switch a live channel between preconfigured inputs. This means assigned inputs for a running channel can be changed according to a defined schedule. You can also use MP4 files as inputs.
Changes This release allows you to now turn on Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding for your AWS Elemental MediaLive channels. You can now deliver a consistently high-quality video viewing experience while reducing overall distribution bitrates by using Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding with AWS Elemental MediaLive. QVBR is a video compression technique that automatically adjusts output bitrates to the complexity of source content and only use the bits required to maintain a defined level of quality. This means using QVBR encoding, you can save on distribution cost, while maintaining, or increasing video quality for your viewers.
Changes Adds two APIs for working with Channel Schedules: BatchUpdateSchedule and DescribeSchedule. These APIs allow scheduling actions for SCTE-35 message insertion and for static image overlays.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now makes Reserved Outputs and Inputs available through the AWS Management Console and API. You can reserve outputs and inputs with a 12 month commitment in exchange for discounted hourly rates. Pricing is available at https://aws.amazon.com/medialive/pricing/
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive now makes channel log information available through Amazon CloudWatch Logs. You can set up each MediaLive channel with a logging level; when the channel is run, logs will automatically be published to your account on Amazon CloudWatch Logs
Changes With AWS Elemental MediaLive you can now output live channels as RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) and RTMPS as the encrypted version of the protocol (Secure, over SSL/TLS). RTMP is the preferred protocol for sending live streams to popular social platforms which means you can send live channel content to social and sharing platforms in a secure and reliable way while continuing to stream to your own website, app or network.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive has added support for updating Inputs and Input Security Groups. You can update Input Security Groups at any time and it will update all channels using that Input Security Group. Inputs can be updated as long as they are not attached to a currently running channel.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive has added support for updating channel settings for idle channels. You can now update channel name, channel outputs and output destinations, encoder settings, user role ARN, and input specifications. Channel settings can be updated in the console or with API calls. Please note that running channels need to be stopped before they can be updated. We've also deprecated the 'Reserved' field.
Changes Add InputSpecification to CreateChannel (specification of input attributes is used for channel sizing and affects pricing); add NotFoundException to DeleteInputSecurityGroups.
Changes AWS Elemental MediaLive is a video service that lets you easily create live outputs for broadcast and streaming delivery.