In today's digital age, videos have become a ubiquitous form of content, spanning across various platforms and industries. Whether it's educational tutorials, your team's video meetings, or hours of raw footage, videos hold a wealth of valuable information that is tricky to navigate.

At one of our core goals is making this otherwise opaque world of video more accessible and easily searchable. We have already taken a significant step in that direction with our existing multimodal keyword-based video search. However, we recognized the limitations of this method in capturing the true essence and content within videos. That's why we are thrilled to introduce our latest game-changing feature: Smart Search.

In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the revolutionary benefits of Smart Search and how it transforms the way we discover and interact with video content.

Understanding Smart Search

Smart Search represents a breakthrough in video search technology, harnessing the power of AI to provide a comprehensive and intuitive search experience. Unlike traditional keyword-based video search methods, which focus on exact matches of queried words, Smart Search captures the meaning of video content.

It does so by analyzing two aspects of the video: speech (that is, the transcript of what is being said), and scenes (sequences of frames). It then creates an index of meaning that you can query in plain English.

This enables you to use queries like "How hot is it in Mars?" to find all clips talking about the atmosphere of the red planet, find something as specific as "woman in a red dress walking down the street", or even use seemingly vague queries like "man's best friend" to find scenes with dogs.

Advantages of Smart Search

One key advantage of Smart Search is its ability to uncover hidden content. With keyword-based search, users are limited to finding videos that contain specific keywords. This can still be useful in certain scenarios like finding when a certain person appears in the video, or an exact brand name or a technical term appears in the frame. However, in most of these cases you must already have a clear expectation of what the videos contain.

With Smart Search, on the other hand, you can use broader queries without worrying about the exact wording. This allows you to get more creative and try different angles by tuning the query slightly.

Smart Search provides the most intuitive and comprehensive search experience by enabling you to search for topics discussed, things happening in the videos, and even to ask questions.

Real-World Applications and Future Possibilities

Smart Search by opens up a world of possibilities across various industries and applications. In the field of education, students and researchers can leverage Smart Search to access specific lectures, tutorials, or discussions on complex subjects, enabling more efficient learning. Professionals in the business realm can use Smart Search to discover valuable insights from conference presentations, interviews, or industry-specific content, empowering them with up-to-date information and a competitive edge.

The entertainment industry can also benefit greatly from Smart Search. Video editors and content creators can use it to analyze scenes and identify relevant content, it can assist creators in efficiently surfacing clips, creating compilations, or generating highlight reels, streamlining the production process and increasing productivity.

Looking towards the future, the potential of Smart Search continues to expand. As technology advances and machine learning algorithms improve, we can expect even more precise and nuanced search capabilities. The possibilities are limitless, and as continues to innovate, Smart Search will redefine how we interact with videos, unlocking new levels of discovery, engagement, and information accessibility.

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