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Azure AI Video Indexer pricing

Easily extract meaningful insights from audio and video files using media AI

With Azure Video Indexer, developers can quickly build an AI-powered video analytics solution to extract actionable insights from videos, whether stored or streaming. Azure Video Indexer brings together the capabilities of Live Video Analytics and Video Indexer in one place.

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Video Indexer

Video Indexer allows you to extract, review, curate, customise, search and publish insights in a single job from your audio and video files using AI, powered by Azure Media Services. See the full list of Video Indexer features

Video Indexer can be used with two types of accounts:

Free trial account: up to 10 hours of free indexing for website users, and up to 40 hours of free indexing for API users.

Paid unlimited account: for larger scale indexing, create a new Video Indexer account connected to a paid Microsoft Azure subscription.

Pricing is based on the duration of the input file. Indexing is charged for audio analysis, video analysis or both.

Audio analysis is available in three bundles of features at different price points. The standard Audio Indexer preset provides a richer set of metadata using a predefined set of AI-based audio analysis models, including speech transcription, speaker indexing, speech sentiment analysis, and keywords and formatted output captions or subtitles. The Basic Audio Indexer preset provides a low-cost option to extract only speech transcription, and format output captions and subtitles. The Basic Audio Indexer will produce two separate meters on your note, including a line for transcription and a separate line for caption and subtitle formatting. Finally we have the Advanced preset which provides all AI-based analysis models Video Indexer has to offer.

Video analysis is available in two bundles of features at different price points. The Standard Video Indexer preset offers a rich set of AI-based video analysis models while the Advanced Video Indexer preset offers all AI-based analysis models Video Indexer has to offer. It also samples the video more frequently for better quality and includes advanced insights like clapperboard, digital patterns and much more.

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Anonymize videos by detecting and blurring the faces of all or selected individuals. Azure Video Indexer Redaction is ideal for use in public safety, court evidence and news media scenarios. Video Redaction runs on top of the existing Face Detection capabilities from the Standard and Advanced Analysis.

The pricing is based on input minutes regardless of source quality. The redacted output is supported up to 720p.

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