Last year, Amazon Studios in Culver City, California, USA, hosted a JPEG XS interop, with support from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first time an in-person JPEG XS interop was possible. Media Links and ten other equipment vendors attended, and exchanged JPEG XS video streams over a 100 gigabit Ethernet LAN. JPEG XS video streams were also sent to AWS Elemental MediaConnect over Amazon Studios’ AWS Direct Connect (a dedicated, private network connection to the cloud). Participants ultimately performed over two hundred different interoperation tests. These tests included interlaced HD, progressive HD, and UHD video stream formats.
Jonathon Lee, Head of Media Engineering and Innovation for Amazon Studios, said, “Amazon Studios was proud to host this first in-person JPEG XS interoperation workshop at our new facilities at the historic Culver Studios. As our productions scale globally, it becomes essential that we enable our creative and post-production teams to collaborate in real time, in different locations, using video of the highest quality, color accuracy, and lowest latency. It is therefore critical that interoperability of the JPEG XS video standard, across multiple vendors, both on-premises and in the cloud, is tested and validated. It was great to be able to support this effort, along with our AWS counterparts.”