Azure Video Analyzer
An AI service for quickly building video analytics solutions
Extract actionable insights from videos
With Azure Video Analyzer, developers can quickly build an AI-powered video analytics solution to extract actionable insights from videos, whether stored or streaming. Organisations can enhance workplace safety, in-store experiences, digital asset management, media archives and more by understanding audio and visual video content without video or ML expertise.
Azure Video Analyzer (in preview) delivers the developer platform for video analytics, and Azure Video Analyzer for Media (generally available) delivers AI solutions targeted at Media & Entertainment scenarios.
Build your video analytics solutions faster and reduce time to market
Extract rich video insights with fully integrated, high-quality AI models
Easily customise to your scenario
Run responsibly anywhere, in your own environment, spanning from edge to cloud
Build a video analytics solution in days, not months
Focus development efforts on the outcome rather than on setting up and operating a complex video analysis pipeline. Azure Video Analyzer builds on top of AI models, simplifying capture, orchestration and playback for streaming and stored videos. Get real-time analytics to create safer workspaces, optimal in-store experiences and more.
Media organisations can quickly process their video libraries to improve content discoverability and enhance user engagement with Azure Video Analyzer for Media.
Gather and manage insights with industry-leading AI models
Azure Video Analyzer comes with AI models to extract accurate and meaningful data for your use-case. Harness spatial analysis for real-time understanding of people’s movements in a physical spaces. With the metadata, create timeline-based visualisations, heatmaps and anomaly detection.
Azure Video Analyzer for Media applies AI models to extract audio and visual data such as spoken words, text, faces, speakers, topics and scenes from stored video to make content searchable and actionable.See the AI in action for Azure Video Analyzer for Media
Easily tailor to the needs of your scenario
Azure Video Analyzer offers intuitive customisation of the orchestration pipeline. Customise video workflows to your specific needs via a pipeline description language that works from the edge to the cloud and for live and batch scenarios. The service is also extensible for your data science team to plug in their own custom models.
With Azure Video Analyzer for Media, you can tailor the AI models to improve insight accuracy.
Run responsibly anywhere
Safeguard your organisation’s data and reputation when running the service from the cloud to the intelligent edge, backed by the most trusted cloud with over 90 certifications.
With Azure Video Analyzer in containers, you choose where the service processes your data – supporting consistency in hybrid environments across data, management, identity and security. Our containers are built for handling sensitive data and minimising latency for mission-critical use-cases, from in-store to off-shore.Learn about running Azure Video Analyzer at the edge
Specialised for Media and Entertainment
Azure Video Analyzer for Media (formerly Video Indexer) is recognised for AI innovation helping organisations make sense of their content, moving the industry forward at a time when video content creation is growing exponentially. In addition to indexing the content, you can 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 the editor to stitch them together into a new video.Get started with Azure Video Analyzer for Media
Protect your employees, your customers and your physical business assets by analysing workplace video to detect safety violations.
Digital asset management
Extract the full value of your video library by enabling quick search and new video generation.
Optimise your business processes by analysing live video streams at your site and combining them with signals from other sensors and relevant business data.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
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Try Azure Video Analyzer for free
- No upfront costs, pay for just what you need.
Documentation, training and resources
Azure Video Analyzer Resources
Azure Video Analyzer for Media Resources
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Dow uses vision AI at the edge to boost employee safety and security with Azure
Michael Dessauer, Senior Solutions Manager, Dow
"We needed to scale our solution to thousands of deployments, and we couldn't have done that so quickly without Azure Video Analyzer and the other Azure services we've used."
Lufthansa CityLine streamlines aircraft turnaround, reduces flight delays with Azure Video Analyzer
Xavier Lagardere, Group Head of Data Strategy and Transformation, Lufthansa Group
"Before we had Azure Video Analyzer, physically monitoring our operations was a manual, time-consuming task. DeepTurnaround automatically embeds continuous process performance management without the need for human input—which helps our people focus on tasks that add more value."
Telstra creates innovative AI solutions for the 5G era with Azure Video Analyzer
Luca Stamatescu, Senior Artificial Intelligence Technology Expert, Telstra
"By placing AI at both sides of our network, we can intelligently decide if the video is worth sending over our network for deeper analysis. This cut down the amount of data being processed by up to 50 times, directly reducing our network transmission and compute costs."
MediaValet boosts asset ROI by transforming digital asset management with
Jean Lozano, Chief Technology Officer, MediaValet
"With Azure Video Analyzer for Media, we deliver more ways for our customers to analyze their assets. They can isolate standard and cognitive metadata, find assets quickly—even within a library of 6 million assets, for example—and then home in on specific insights within those assets."
Automating scene selection
Endemol Shine Group, creator of the TV show Big Brother, automates its production using Azure services, including Azure Video Analyzer for Media.
Personalising video content
Zone·tv uses Azure Video Analyzer for Media to deliver a revolutionary, feature-rich suite of video services.
Frequently asked questions about Azure Video Analyzer
See availability here.
See SLA details here.
Azure Video Analyzer (formerly Live Video Analytics) is optimised for real-time video analytics. It’s a service that caters to multiple industries that are looking to extract actionable insights from their live video feeds.
Azure Video Analyzer for Media (formerly Video Indexer) is an industry-specific version of the service that specialises in analysing stored video assets for Media and Entertainment companies.
No, this service caters specifically to developers who do not have a background in video analytics nor machine-learning. All you need to get started is to apply the programming languages you already know.
Azure Video Analyzer for Media supports most common media formats. See Standard Encoder formats for details.