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At Prime Video, we solve technical challenges and build solutions at scale. Here’s how we do it.

A Prime Video paper discusses one of the fundamental clustering techniques in machine learning, examining its key performance factors, and revealing the underlying mechanism used to find the clusters.
Prime Video uses computer vision and video understanding techniques to detect different video content segments, such as introductions, recaps, and opening or ending credits.
BA Winston, VP of Technology at Prime Video, highlights five research areas during official launch of UT Austin-Amazon Science Hub.
Prime Video announces ARA awards in the fields of anomaly detection and insights, automated reasoning, personalization and discovery, and video quality analysis.
Here’s how Prime Video delivers live video streaming on customer devices that only support video-on-demand (VOD) playback.
Research by Prime Video demonstrates that it’s vital to consider both spatial and temporal features when developing a model to estimate the visual quality of production-related content.
Prime Video achieves a 99.4% F1 score in synchronizing dubbed audio to non-dubbed audio using an innovative, fast, and memory-efficient approach.
In this work, we develop a multiscale audio spectrogram Transformer (MAST) that employs hierarchical representation learning for efficient audio classification.
BA Winston, VP of Technology, speaks about Prime Video’s innovations, tech challenges, and improving the customer experience.
The move from a distributed microservices architecture to a monolith application helped achieve higher scale, resilience, and reduce costs.
To overcome the drawbacks of prior MCTF design, we propose an encoder-aware MCTF (EA-MCTF) that resides within the encoder.
Prime Video applies a distributed workflow scheduling system for publishing live sports content.
In this paper, we present a large-scale HDR video quality dataset for sports content that includes the above mentioned important issues in live streaming, and a method of merging multiple datasets using anchor videos.
Prime Video developed a language-agnostic system to flag and automatically synchronize out-of-sync subtitles.
BA Winston, VP of Technology, speaks about the technology that goes into providing Prime Video’s live video streaming experience.
The Device Automation Bus (DAB) protocol makes automated testing easier on living room devices, such as smart TVs.
Troubleshooting across Prime Video services using a near-real time log ingestion and query system that combines zero-knowledge observability with user and product insights.
Prime Video invents new state-of-the-art weakly and self-supervised contrastive learning algorithms to reduce its dependence on large amounts of labeled training data.
At Prime Video, cost optimization doesn’t mean compromising on quality or reliability for customers.
It’s hard to tell where some stories begin, but for Girish Bajaj, VP WW Prime Video & Studios Technology, the story of innovation at Prime Video and Amazon Studios started in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since.
Prime Video’s algorithm optimized encoding for secondary content and manifest generation for content stitching, achieving the best performance and compatibility on customer devices.
Leveraging Apache Lucene and a heuristic search algorithm to enrich Prime Video’s catalog with IMDb metadata.
Prime Video teams had ambitions to add support for live sport broadcasts and scale from 20 live events a year to thousands. Here’s how we did it.
An unlikely customer anecdote and some simple bloom filters helped a Principal Engineer solve a duplicate problem on the Prime Video homepage.
BA Winston, VP of Technology at Prime Video, reflects on eight years, many launches, and reducing latency for live streaming at Prime Video.
In a pilot study, an automated code checker found about 100 possible errors, 80% of which turned out to require correction.
Prime Video used computer vision technology to reinvent sports-field tracking for monocular broadcasting videos.
Prime Video used chaos testing to discover and prevent a customer-impacting failure, and then released an open-source library to help the developer community.
We developed a real-time, language-adaptive tool to flag misspellings across 24 languages and process 11,000 subtitle files every month.
At Chaos Carnival 2022, Olga Hall, Geoff Robinson, and Ali Jalali presented on achieving continuous resilience in DevOps at Prime Video through AI and ML.

Stories about the builders and innovators at Prime Video

Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and MGM tech employees bring big ideas to life at second annual Tech Tank hackathon.
For Angie, a senior SDE at Prime Video, the secret to a successful team is simple: different perspectives and styles of thinking.
During the UK’s Black History Month, Prime Video and BEN hosted an event focusing on Black professionals and Prime Video tech employees.
Being on the board of Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN) helped Rebecca upskill and change careers at Prime Video.
The software development manager and 10-year Amazonian innovates for Amazon’s customers while advocating for fellow women in tech at every step along the way.
Dario Fontanel always wanted to join Amazon as an applied scientist intern and his experience at Prime Video didn’t disappoint.