Build a virtual, video editing environment on AWS using the Edit in the Cloud on AWS solution - Edit in the Cloud on AWS

Build a virtual, video editing environment on AWS using the Edit in the Cloud on AWS solution

Publication date: May 2021 (last update: June 2022)

Edit in the Cloud on AWS helps you, the content creator, to build a virtual, video editing environment in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. This allows you to reach your editors and creative professionals where they reside and scale up and down elastically. There is no upfront cost for high-priced GPU workstations. And the solution saves you costs associated with transferring large assets to collaborators or shipping unencrypted drives using couriers.

The solution provides the following features:

  • An edit host that runs your favorite video editing software for news, sports, promotional, or post-production work.

  • A shared pool of high-performance network storage so that you can collaborate with other users on projects.

  • A remote streaming application so that you can access your workstation remotely and securely without having to transfer content to on-premises.

This implementation guide describes architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying Edit in the Cloud on AWS in the AWS Cloud. It includes links to an AWS CloudFormation template that launches and configures the AWS services required to deploy this solution using AWS best practices for security and availability.

The guide is intended for DevOps teams who have practical experience architecting in the AWS Cloud.