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Cognitive Services Pricing - Video Indexer

Use intelligence APIs to enable vision, speech, language, and knowledge capabilities

Video Indexer enables you to extract, review, curate, customize, search and publish insights from your videos using AI for video technologies, powered by Azure Media Services. Video Indexer can be used above the demo experience threshold by connecting it with an Azure Media Services account.

Pricing details

Access Video Indexer at no addtional cost, however the following charges will be incurred when using Video Indexer connected to your Azure subscription.

Audio Analysis

Audio analysis includes speech-to-text, speaker indexing, speech sentiments and keywords. Audio analysis cost is incurred when you submit a file to Video Indexer and choose the audio-only analysis preset. Audio analysis is priced based on per minute of input content duration. For details on audio analysis pricing, please refer to Azure Media Services pricing page and click Media Analytics.

Video Analysis

Video analysis includes audio analysis as well as face detection, content moderation, optical character recognition, shot detection, keyframe detection and object detection. Video analysis cost is incurred when you submit a file to Video Indexer and choose the default preset. Video analysis is priced based on per minute of input content duration. For details on video analysis pricing, please refer to Azure Media Services pricing page and click Media Analytics.

Encoding

Encoding cost is incurred if you select AdaptiveBitrate as the streaming preset. Encoding cost is the same as the Standard encoder cost for Azure Media Services. For details on standard encoder pricing, please refer to Azure Media Services pricing page and click VOD.

Streaming

Streaming cost is incurred whenever the video gets streamed via the video player widget, which is on the insights page for every video processed by Video Indexer. Streaming cost is also triggered when the video player widget is embedded in an external application. For details on streaming pricing, please refer to Azure Media Services pricing page and click Streaming.

Storage

Storage cost is incurred for files that are saved in your storage account linked to your Azure Media Services account. For details on storage cost, please refer to Block blobs pricing on Storage pricing page.

Support & SLA

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  • We guarantee that Cognitive Services running in the standard tier will be available at least 99.9 percent of the time. No SLA is provided for the free tier. Read the SLA.
  • No SLA during preview period. Learn more.

FAQ

  • Bing Search APIs are invoiced based on number of transactions (also known as API calls). These plans are pay-as-you-go and doesn’t incur additional cost for complex queries and more than 10 results (up to 50 results in most cases).

  • If you happen to exceed the mentioned number of transactions per second (TPS), your usage will be throttled to be within the mentioned limit. If your application needs to have higher TPS than the ones mentioned on this page, please reach out to the Azure support team.

  • For billing purposes, a transaction is a successful Bing API call request (though there are caveats for DoS attacks). For logging and reporting purposes such as for the Bing Statistics Add-in, it is any Bing API call irrespective of whether it is successful or not.

  • You can change the tier of service anytime. Please make sure you use appropriate keys in your API calls. If you are having enterprise agreement with Microsoft, please work with your account executive.

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