Video Indexer

Automatically extract advanced metadata from video and audio content

Gain valuable insights from your video and audio files

Automatically extract metadata—such as spoken words, written text, faces, speakers, celebrities, emotions, topics, brands, and scenes—from video and audio files. Access the data within your application or infrastructure, make it more discoverable, and use it to create new over-the-top (OTT) experiences and monetization opportunities. Try the web experience and API with a free trial.

2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Award, AI/Machine Learning

2018 IABM Peter Wayne Golden BaM Award®, Design and Innovation

2018 BaM Award®, Manage category

Multichannel pipeline orchestrates visual and auditory cues and incorporates insights into a shared timeline

Easy to evaluate and integrate, and available via web portal, web widgets, and REST APIs

Intuitive customization to train and fine-tune selected AI models, improve content accuracy, and configure your account

Helps you meet compliance obligations for HIPAA, SOC, ISO, FedRAMP, HITRUST, PCI, and more

Improve content discoverability and performance

Enhance your search experiences by using the metadata automatically extracted from your content. Multichannel analysis provides information to perform a more effective search across your media archive and within each file. Search by person, object, visual text, spoken word, entity, or emotion.

Evolve user engagement

Apply the extracted metadata to improve user experience. Use the speech transcription and translation to easily add closed captioning on multiple languages, fine-tune recommendation algorithms by the objects and people that appear in a video, and automatically create clips with the sections featuring a particular person. Reuse the Video Indexer portal widgets on your own applications without building the underlying infrastructure.

Generate fresh content in minutes

Create new media from existing content by using the AI-based video editor. Find the right media content in your library, locate the pieces you’re interested in, and use our award-winning technology to stitch them together into a new video. When you’re happy with the result, render and download the video and use it in your own editing applications or downstream workflows.

Unmatched security and compliance

Video Indexer pricing

  • Analyze video and audio files in a single Media Services job

Trusted by companies of all sizes

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Get started with Video Indexer

Sign up for Video Indexer to get 10 hours of video free, upload videos, and evaluate insights.

Use APIs to get 40 hours of video free, see detailed insights, and get insight and player widgets.

Create a Video Indexer account connected to your Azure account to get unlimited hours of video.

Developer training and resources

Developer portal

Visit the Video Indexer developer portal for more information on the APIs, web user interface, and widgets, or integrate with the Azure Logic Apps connector.

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  • No. Video Indexer integrates multiple machine learning models into one pipeline. Indexing a video or audio file via Video Indexer retrieves a full set of insights extracted on one shared timeline—no machine learning or AI skills, or knowledge of algorithms, necessary.
  • Video Indexer supports most common media formats. See Standard Encoder formats for details.
  • We guarantee 99.9 percent availability for Video Indexer, which the Azure Media Service SLA covers. The Video Indexer SLA applies only to paid accounts, and not to the free trial.

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