Build 2018: What’s new in Azure video processing and video AI

John DeutscherEncoding, Media, Media Services, Microsoft AzureLeave a Comment

Developers and media companies trust and rely on Azure Media Services to build applications to encode, protect, analyze and deliver video at scale. This week, at the Build 2018 conference in Seattle, I was happy to announce a major new API version for Azure Media Services, along with new developer focused features, and updates to Video Indexer. Media processing at scale: Public preview of the new Azure Media Services API (v3) Starting at Build 2018, developers can begin working with … Read More

NAB Show 2016 – What’s new with Azure Media Services?

John DeutscherMedia Services, Microsoft AzureLeave a Comment

We’ve had a very busy year on the Azure Media Services team creating a number of new services, launching new features, and improving the service based on our direct customer feedback. This year at NAB our team flooded the Azure blog with details on all of the great new features. I’ll post an individual blog and comment about each of these new features over the next few weeks, and get into some of the details. To start out, I’ll recap … Read More

Azure Premium Encoder Workflow Designer Training Videos

John DeutscherEncoding, Media Services, Microsoft Azure, Standard2 Comments

Back in April at the NAB Show we launched the Azure Premium Encoder. I wrote a post on this new encoder after we launched with some of the high level details about it’s capabilities.  One of the key differentiators of this new Encoder is the Workflow Designer tool that we offer for you to use freely when building your workflows for the new Premium Encoder.  This tool is really amazing and has tons of features to build out complex “blueprints” … Read More

Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services

John DeutscherCloud, Encoding, Media Services, Microsoft Azure, StandardLeave a Comment

Why am I showing you the Tower Bridge? Well, it is a cool bridge… but it’s mostly because I’m in London working with customers this week and it will make a lot more sense in a few moments when you read down to my “demo” of Hyperlapse for Azure Media Services. A few weeks back at the NAB show I was discussing with a few friends the new trend of giant nets surrounding a number of exhibitor booths.  This seemed like … Read More

Start using Azure Media Player Today

John DeutscherCloud, Media Services, Microsoft Azure, MPEG-DASH, StandardLeave a Comment

Today at the NAB show we announced a brand new player framework called the “Azure Media Player”.  A brand new, free player solution built to playback media content from Microsoft Azure Media Services.  Azure Media Player has the ability to reach a wide variety of browsers and devices with simple HTML and JavaScript code. Azure Media Player is easy to set up and use in your web pages and blogs. It only takes a few minutes to get playback of media … Read More

Live Encoding Preview

John DeutscherEncoding, Media Services, Microsoft Azure, StandardLeave a Comment

Today at NAB 2015, the Media Services team announced live encoding in the cloud is now available in Preview. With this new feature you can finally enable live transcoding in you Media Services live channels, allowing you to send in a single high bitrate stream instead of multi-bitrate encodings. This release also brings the following key capabilities to your live channels in the cloud: Live encoding of a single bitrate live feed into an adaptive bitrate stream Ability to ingest a … Read More