Cloud Video Intelligence

Search and discover your media content with Cloud Video Intelligence

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Precise Video Analysis

Google Cloud Video Intelligence makes videos searchable, and discoverable, by extracting metadata with an easy to use REST API. You can now search every moment of every video file in your catalog. It quickly annotates videos stored in Google Cloud Storage, and helps you identify key entities (nouns) within your video; and when they occur within the video. Separate signal from noise, by retrieving relevant information within the entire video, shot-by-shot, -or per frame.

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Gather Insight from 20,000 Labels

Cloud Video Intelligence allows developers to extract actionable insights from video files without requiring any machine learning or computer vision knowledge. From our massive library of 20,000 labels, it automatically analyzes video content to identify what entities are in your video content and when they appear. Cloud Video Intelligence improves over time as new concepts are introduced and accuracy is improved.

Quickly Search Your Video Catalog

You can now search your video catalog the same way you search text documents. Cloud Video Intelligence extracts metadata that can be used to index your video content and make it easy to organize and search your video content. It also returns confidence levels for each entity identified, so you can easily control and filter your content for what’s most relevant.

Separate Signals from Noise

You can identify the presence of a signal buried in noise, by using shot detection to distinguish scene changes within a video and discern only relevant entities at the video, shot or frame level (e.g. Identify “dog” within a new scene).

Process and Store on Google Cloud Platform

You can select the region where processing will take place, choosing from any region where Google Cloud Platform is available. You can also store your videos Google Cloud Storage, which features a consistent API, low-latency, and speed across multiple storage classes.

Supported Use Cases

Content Moderation
Identify when inappropriate content is being shown in a given video. You can instantly conduct content moderation across petabytes of data and more quickly and efficiently filter your content or user-generated content.
Media archives
create an indexed archive of your entire video library by using the metadata from Cloud Video Intelligence. Ideal for mass media companies, Cloud Video Intelligence can automatically analyze content and make the results immediately accessible via the API.
Recommended content
Build a content recommendation engine with labels generated by Cloud Video Intelligence and a user’s viewing history and preferences. This will simplify content discovery for your users and guide them to the most relevant content that they want.
Contextual Advertisements
You can identify appropriate locations in videos to insert ads that are contextually relevant to the video content. This can be done by matching the timeframe-specific labels of your video content with the content of your advertisements.

Cloud Video Intelligence Features

Label Detection
Detect entities within the video, such as "dog", "flower" or "car".
Shot Change Detection
Detect scene changes within the video.
Explicit Content Detection
Detect adult content within a video.
Video Transcription ALPHA
Automatically transcribes video content in English. More languages will be added in future releases.

“ Google Video Intelligence allows CBS Interactive to plug into our existing video encoding framework to generate video metadata. It provides us with options to use as is or to enhance other models. The performance and reliability allows us to enhance the video experience for our customers and improve content awareness and personalization. ”

— Adam Leary VP, Data Science Services, CBS Interactive

“ Thanks to the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API, we have been able to very quickly process and understand the content of video down to the individual frame, with an impressively rich taxonomy. This will revolutionize media management and take it to the next generation. ”

— Mikael Wahlberg VP Product Development, Cantemo

Cloud Video Intelligence Pricing

Feature First 1000 minutes Minutes 1001-100,000
Label detection Free $0.10 / minute
Shot detection Free $0.05 / minute, or free with Label detection
SafeSearch detection Free $0.10 / minute
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Prices effective June 15, 2017. SafeSearch pricing effective July 18, 2017.