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


Use Reserved Pricing

Make a low, upfront payment for MediaLive input reservations to save up to 72% compared to pay-as-you-go pricing.


Optimize Configurations

Only include the outputs you need in your channel configurations. This reduces processing requirements and minimizes costs.


Leverage AWS Batch

Automatically scale your transcoding workloads across Spot instances. This lowers infrastructure costs by utilizing spare compute capacity.

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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 MediaLive Service information & pricing

About AWS Elemental MediaLive

AWS Elemental MediaLive is a live video processing service designed for broadcast and device streaming with advanced video/audio capabilities. It creates high-quality streams for TVs and internet-connected devices, automates video encoding infrastructure for fast live channel deployment, manages resources in multiple availability zones, and swiftly resolves issues without channel disruption. The service requires no upfront investment, charging only for actual usage.

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AWS Elemental MediaLive pricing

AWS Elemental MediaLive uses a pay-as-you-go model, charging for Inputs, Outputs, Add-On Functionality, Idle Resources, and Data Transfer. Cost is regardless of content production. Channels with advanced audio features attract extra charges. It offers On-Demand and Reserved pricing; the former is flexible with no long-term obligation while the latter offers discounts for a year-long commitment. Input pricing depends on the codec, bitrate, and resolution of the stream.

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