Videon announced compatibility of its encoding platform with AWS Elemental MediaStore, enabling a low-latency solution. Videon customers can now use AWS Elemental MediaStore as a direct ingest from the EdgeCaster H.264/HEVC video encoding platform to support low-latency workflows with outputs supporting both HLS and DASH using CMAF. AWS Elemental MediaStore's support of EdgeCaster's ingest protocols enables less than three-second worldwide latency to be achieved with standards-based, scalable, and cost-effective workflows, the company says.
"Live streaming should not come with a latency penalty as compared to traditional broadcast TV," said Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon. "EdgeCaster's compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore is a strong step forward to making live streaming truly live - using standards-based, viewer-scalable, and cost-effective solutions. Compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore represents an important development in our relationship with Amazon Web Services. AWS Elemental offers crucial insight into how streams can be ingested into AWS Elemental MediaStore and how Videon can optimize our platform."
EdgeCaster is designed to reduce the latency of live streaming by eliminating time-intensive, computational processes in the cloud, and instead, handling those tasks at the network edge.
EdgeCaster's management of cloud functions is based on the intellectual property Videon developed based on Qualcomm's SnapDragon chip. EdgeCaster is designed to stream at resolutions up to 4K at 30 FPS using either H.264 or H.265/HEVC compression. EdgeCaster can provide HLS and DASH outputs using CMAF along with supporting up to six bitrates.
AWS Elemental MediaStore is a storage service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) optimized for media to deliver live streaming video content. AWS Elemental MediaStore acts as the origin store in a video workflow.