Search for exact moments in videos with Azure AI Video Indexer


Due to the Azure Media Services retirement announcement, Azure AI Video Indexer announces Azure AI Video Indexer features adjustments. See Changes related to Azure Media Service (AMS) retirement to understand what this means for your Azure AI Video Indexer account. See the Preparing for AMS retirement: VI update and migration guide.

This topic shows you how to use the Azure AI Video Indexer website to search for exact moments in videos.

  1. Go to the Azure AI Video Indexer website and sign in.

  2. Specify the search keywords and the search will be performed among all videos in your account's library.

    You can filter your search by selecting Filters. In below example, we search for "Microsoft" that appears as an on-screen text only (OCR).

    Filter, text only

  3. Press Search to see the result.

    Video search result

    If you select one of the results, the player brings you to that exact moment in the video.

  4. View and search the summarized insights of the video by clicking Play on the video or selecting one of your original search results.

    You can view, search, edit the insights. When you select one of the insights, the player brings you to that exact moment in the video.

    View, search and edit the insights of the video

    If you embed the video through Azure AI Video Indexer widgets, you can achieve the player/insights view and synchronization in your app. For more information, see Embed Azure AI Video Indexer widgets into your app.

  5. You can view, search, and edit the transcripts by clicking on the Timeline tab.

    View, search and edit the transcripts of the video

    To edit the text, select Edit from the top-right corner and change the text as you need.

    You can also translate and download the transcripts by selecting the appropriate option from the top-right corner.

Embed, download, create projects

You can embed your video by selecting </>Embed under your video. For details, see Embed visual widgets in your application.

You can download the source video, insights of the video, transcripts by clicking Download under your video.

You can create a clip based on your video of specific lines and moments by clicking Open in editor. Then editing the video, and saving the project. For details, see Use your videos' deep insights.

Embed, download, create projects of the video