Live Video Analytics

Build intelligent video-based applications using the AI of your choice

Capture, record and analyse live videos

Live Video Analytics is a platform for building AI-based video solutions and applications. You can generate real-time business insights from video streams, processing data near the source and applying the AI of your choice. Record videos of interest on the edge or in the cloud and combine them with other data to power your business decisions.

Run at the edge

Deploy live video analytics on edge appliances to process live video near the source, minimising latency and bandwidth

Use real-time analytics

Analyse live video and generate analytics in real-time to enable faster business decisions

Reduce cost

Reduce cost by saving only the video relevant to your business and processing video at the edge instead of the cloud

Plug in analytics

Integrate AI from Microsoft, the open source community or your data scientists to fit your business scenarios

Available as IoT Edge module

Process and analyse video in your environment and on the edge appliance of your choice with Azure IoT Edge to reduce latency and elegantly handle intermittent cloud connectivity. In case of interruption, Live Video Analytics automatically syncs the latest state of your video workload when connectivity resumes.

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Build intelligent applications

Build applications that combine video analytics with other real-time business data to take fast business actions and create solutions with custom video workflows to drive business outcomes. Design apps that span the edge and the cloud to leverage edge processing for low latency.

Flexible, simplified development

Focus development efforts on the business outcome rather than on setting up and operating a complex, live video pipeline. Developers can leverage their existing skillsets and build apps in the programming language of their choice.

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Bring the AI of your choice

Bring the AI model of your choice and use it with the Live Video Analytics platform. Microsoft creates and promotes responsible AI following the Microsoft AI principles.

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Integrate with Azure services

Connect Live Video Analytics on IoT Edge with Azure Media Services and other Azure Services, such as Storage and Cognitive Services, to build video based solutions spanning the edge and the cloud.

Use cases

Focus on solving business problems without worrying about the video pipeline.

Business automation

Automate your business processes by analysing live video streams at your site and combining them with signals from other sensors and relevant business data.

Customer engagement

Use video input to anticipate needs based on AI models. React in real-time to improve the customer experience.

Workplace safety

Protect your employees, your customers and your physical business assets by analysing workplace video to detect safety violations.

Built on industry-leading Azure security


Live Video Analytics

Introduction to Live Video Analytics

Live Video Analytics Demo

Demo of Live Video Analytics

Live Video Analytics Pricing

Live Video Analytics runs on your edge appliance and can be used to analyse videos in real time.

  • Pay only for what you use with no upfront costs.
  • Based on the minutes of video processed

Get started using Live Video Analytics

Read an overview of Live Video Analytics.

Learn how to put Live Video Analytics in action.

Review sample code for implementing different recording and analytics scenarios.

Developer resources


Understand the power of Live Video Analytics and learn key concepts.


Learn how to use Live Video Analytics with step-by-step tutorials for specific scenarios.


Jumpstart your implementation with sample code available on GitHub.

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