Nagra, part of the Kudelski Group, has announced the application programming integration of NexGuard forensic watermarking technologies into Elemental MediaConvert, a file-based video transcoding service from Amazon Web Services. The API provides content owners, and any third-party working on premium content, with an added layer of security and traceability for their pre-release and early release content workflows, and simplifies the watermarking process for file transcoding and streaming content preparation.
"We're excited to extend our collaboration with AWS and give our shared customers the ability to leverage the power of AWS Elemental to easily automate the NexGuard watermarking process and ensure an extra level of security for their early-release and pre-release assets whether they are movies, TV series, original content or online screenings," said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, vice president anti-piracy at Nagra. "For e-screeners and OTT streaming, these new capabilities can be combined with our existing integration with the Amazon CloudFront CDN ensuring robust security and traceability of premium assets in pre-release and direct-to-consumer scenarios, providing an additional safeguard against leaks and piracy."
This development enables filmmakers to apply a unique and imperceptible watermark per streaming session, leveraging caching in the content delivery network, including tackling theft of premium content such as early-release of movies in some territories, original video-on-demand content, and business-to-business online screening.
AWS Elemental MediaConvert is a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features. It allows content owners, post houses and video platforms to easily create video-on-demand content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery at scale. The service combines advanced video and audio capabilities with a simple web services interface.