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Amazon Web Services plays role in NASA’s first ultra-HD live video from space
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Amazon Web Services plays role in NASA’s first ultra-HD live video from space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the highest-resolution video ever broadcast live from the International Space Station, bur Amazon Web Services will play a supporting role.

The 4K ultra-high-definition live stream, set to start out at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) on April 26, makes use of a UHD-capable video encoder from AWS Elemental that was despatched as much as the space station simply final December aboard a Japanese cargo craft.

The video hyperlink additionally takes benefit of a UHD-ready RED Epic Dragon digital digital camera aboard the station. NASA has sent down 4K UHD footage before, however not as a live stream.

Whitson’s massive video second will come throughout the 2017 Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters Present in Las Vegas, and she or he’ll be chatting with Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of AWS Elemental.

Blackman’s dialog with Whitson, the world’s most skilled lady astronaut, takes place in the midst of an NAB panel known as “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future With NASA and Hollywood.” NASA says the panel will discover how superior imaging and cloud applied sciences are taking scientific analysis and filmmaking to the subsequent stage.

AWS Elemental’s vice chairman of engineering, Khawaja Shams, is without doubt one of the panelists. He’ll be joined by NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson; Rodney Grubbs, program supervisor for NASA Imagery Specialists; Bau Leisure’s Bernadette McDaid; and Dave McQueeney, senior principal investigator for the IBM Watson Group. The Hollywood Reporter’s expertise editor, Carolyn Giardina, is moderator.

To get the complete impact of ultra-high-definition video, you’ll want a tool able to delivering 4K UHD content material (3840 x 2160 pixels). However lower-resolution streams might be out there through NASA Television and NASA’s Facebook page.

Correction: An earlier model of this report supplied an incorrect date for the scheduled broadcast.

Cloud expertise might be entrance and middle on the first-ever GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit, set for June 7 at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Heart. Early-bird tickets are available through May 12.

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