Media generation infrastructure is the combination of hardware and software required to generate digital media on demand and at scale.
Media includes digital video, images and audio for use in websites, applications and workflows.
Generation is the software, integrations and API's needed to process and manipulate media.
Infrastructure is the server-based architecture that delivers the software and processes the media generation and includes servers, queues, auto-scaling and databases.
Media generation infrastructure helps businesses integrate video, images and audio into their product development and marketing initiatives to deliver absorbing media experiences for their users.
When it comes to media generation infrastructure, there are two choices you will need to make — do you build your own infrastructure, or do you buy from a vendor who has already built the infrastructure you need.
It would have taken a lot of research on what technologies we needed to leverage technically for us to achieve the desired outcome. This would have taken at least two months of engineering time for a simple use case, and up to 6 months if the scope widened.
The Shotstack media generation infrastructure stack is prebuilt to meet the needs of the most demanding media processing applications and workflows. For the price of a single AWS EC2 instance you can tap into our infrastructure and experience and deliver value to your customers in days instead of months.
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The Shotstack media generation API provides all the creative features needed to generate videos, images and audio using a simple JSON specification based on familiar non-linear video editing principles.
Cut, trim and stitch video clips, customise and resize images, add overlays and watermarks, filters transitions and effects, all out of the box and ready to use with a few lines of code.
Rely on infrastructure that is battle rendering over 20,000 videos per day at just a fraction of its capacity. Ensure your application and workflow stay up and running meeting your customers' expectations.
Our infrastructure includes all the API's, queues, databases, storage and multiple auto-scaling server instances that can render 1000's of videos and images at the same time.
Improve your customers user experience with our high-speed split rendering. A video can be split into short segments, each rendered at the same time, and then joined together again to create the final video. Using split rendering it is possible to render a 5 minute, 1080p video in 50 seconds.
Generated media can be stored and hosted using Shotstack's media hosting service. All assets are served from our global CDN providing a fast experience for your users wherever they are located.
An asset management API makes it easy to look up the details of an asset and to delete assets that are no longer needed.
This application is the perfect example of a well executed and documented API. In less than 10 mins, set up, web hook done, and first render!
There are a couple of other options out there that attempt to provide the same or similar solution, but none of them come close in terms of quality, ease of use, and speed.
Shotstack was EXACTLY what I was looking for, and incredibly easy to get started with. You guys are killing it.