What Is AWS Elemental Server? - AWS Elemental Server

This is version 2.15 of the AWS Elemental Server documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Conductor File and AWS Elemental Server Documentation.

What Is AWS Elemental Server?

AWS Elemental Server provides fast and reliable video processing for file-based workflows. It performs simultaneous, faster-than-real-time conversion of multiple video files to create mezzanine deliverables, traditional on-demand assets, and adaptive bitrate outputs for delivery to TVs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Ideal for large-scale broadcast and multi-screen video applications, AWS Elemental Server operates seamlessly with on-premises storage systems and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Finding Information About AWS Elemental Server

Information about AWS Elemental Server is available in the following guides and resources.

AWS Elemental Server Features Guide (this guide)

This guide offers conceptual and procedural information for specific features of the software. For a list of the features covered in this guide, see the topic list previous to this section.

AWS Elemental Server API and User Guide

This document is intended for system integrators and AWS Elemental Server operators. It contains the following information:

  • An outline of the interfaces for machine and human control, configuration, and monitoring. Each API is defined in enough detail to explain how to use the system and how to integrate it into larger workflow automation systems.

  • An overview of how to work with transcoding jobs, job profiles, and presets.

  • A list and explanation of job and system parameters.

This document is available on the Support tab of the web interface of your AWS Elemental Server appliance and as a PDF on the AWS Elemental User Community.

AWS Elemental Server Installation Guide

This document describes how to perform initial installation of AWS Elemental Server. For the most recent version, see AWS Elemental Server Installation Guide.

AWS Elemental Server Configuration Guide

This document describes how to complete the initial settings configurations for AWS Elemental Server. For the most recent version, see AWS Elemental Server Configuration Guide.

AWS Elemental Server Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

This document describes how to perform upgrades and downgrades on AWS Elemental Server software. For the most recent version, see AWS Elemental Server Upgrade Guide.