Reduce your Elemental
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Elemental MediaConvert cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Elemental MediaConvert costs with these tips


Use Reserved Pricing

Reserved pricing allows a significant discount on MediaConvert usage by making a low, one-time payment, saving up to 72% compared to on-demand pricing.


Optimize Job Templates

Only include necessary outputs in your job templates. By doing this, you can minimize costs by reducing the number of files MediaConvert processes.


Accelerate Transcoding

Accelerated transcoding completes high-priority jobs 25 times faster than normal, allowing more parallel job processing and potentially reducing the number of reserved units needed.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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John Schrijvers
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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About AWS Elemental MediaConvert Service information & pricing

About AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental MediaConvert is a cloud service that transcodes video files for on-demand distribution. It offers high-quality video output with broadcast-grade features, enables users to customize video processing settings without managing transcoding infrastructures. Users are charged based on the video duration processed and features utilized. The service swiftly transcodes file-based content into live streams, and permits video highlight clips creation, 4K HDR media delivery, etc.

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AWS Elemental MediaConvert pricing

AWS Elemental MediaConvert has two price models: on-demand and reserved. On-demand pricing, with no minimum fees, calculates costs per minute of each video output in Basic and Professional tiers. Charges vary according to features used. Reserved pricing requires buying one or more transcode slots for a fixed monthly rate with a 12-month minimum commitment. Each slot can run one job continuously and allows access to all encoding features.

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