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AWS Elemental MediaConvert
User Guide

Document History for User Guide

The following table describes important additions to the AWS Elemental MediaConvert documentation. We also update the documentation frequently to address the feedback that you send us.

  • API version: 2017-08-29

  • Latest documentation update:June 20, 2018

Change Description Date
Quality-defined variable bitrate (QVBR) mode now available

You can now use the QVBR rate control mode to get better video quality for the same file size, or to reduce your file sizes while maintaining video quality. Get information about how to set it up.

August 13, 2018
CloudTrail changes

Updated the AWS Elemental MediaConvert documentation to reflect changes in AWS CloudTrail behavior.

July 19, 2018
Tagging AWS Elemental MediaConvert resources initial release

You can now tag MediaConvert resources when you create them using the MediaConvert console, the MediaConvert API, or the AWS CLI. You can list the tags on an existing MediaConvert resource, and add and remove tags on existing MediaConvert resources, through the MediaConvert API and AWS CLI.

July 16, 2018
Doc-only update, Setting up a job

Added step-by-step procedures for setting up a job to transcode input media files into files and packages for playing on multiple device types.

June 20, 2018
Doc-only update, "working with" procedures

Added step-by-step procedures for creating, listing, editing, and deleting templates, presets, queues, and jobs.

May 29, 2018
CMAF support

AWS Elemental MediaConvert adds support for common media application format (CMAF) outputs.

May 4, 2018
New AWS Elemental MediaConvert service release

Initial documentation for the AWS Elemental MediaConvert service.

November 27, 2017

Note

  • The AWS Media Services are not designed or intended for use with applications or in situations requiring fail‐safe performance, such as life safety operations, navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, or life support machines in which the unavailability, interruption or failure of the services could lead to death, personal injury, property damage or environmental damage.

  • A component of AWS Elemental MediaConvert is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC standard ("AVC video") and/or (ii) decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. A component of AWS Elemental MediaConvert is licensed under the mpeg-4 patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer for (i) encoding video in compliance with the mpeg-4 visual standard (“mpeg-4 video”) and/or (ii) decoding mpeg-4 video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG-LA, LLC. See http://www.mpegla.com.

  • AWS Elemental MediaConvert may contain Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus, which are protected under international and U.S. copyright laws as unpublished works. Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus are confidential and proprietary to Dolby Laboratories. Their reproduction or disclosure, in whole or in part, or the production of derivative works therefrom without the express permission of Dolby Laboratories is prohibited. © Copyright 2003-2015 Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.