Extracting highlights from a video is a time-consuming and complex process. In this post, we provide a new take on instant replay for sporting events using a machine learning (ML) solution for automatically creating video highlights from original video content. Video highlights are then available for download so that users can continue to view them via a web app.
We use Amazon SageMaker to analyze a full-length sports video (in our case, a soccer match) and tag segments of the original video that are highlights (penalty kicks). We also show how to apply our end-to-end architecture to not only other sports, but other types of videos, given the availability of appropriate training data.
Architecture overview
The following diagram depicts our solution architecture.

Orchestration overview
We use AWS Lambda functions as part of the following AWS Step Functions workflow to orchestrate a series of AWS Lambda functions for each step

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