TVU Search is now available directly within the Adobe Premiere Pro interface allowing access to AI indexed, live video content directly for easy, fast, and efficient story creation....
The Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is in a constant state of evolution due in part to the insatiable demand across all viewer platforms for captivating content. In this digital age, the ability to efficiently ingest and clip live or recorded video content and turn it into compelling stories ready for immediate distribution has become crucial for content creators.
In this blog, we will explore how TVU Search, a cloud-native AI-driven application from TVU Networks, is making it possible for broadcasters to find the content needed to create compelling stories for audiences across TV, web, and mobile platforms better and faster when compared to traditional methods.
Broadcasters in the M&E industry have an enormous amount of recorded video content with more being added every single minute. Consisting of both live and archived footage, broadcasters have at their disposal the raw materials to create any story at any time. However, having access to a comprehensive library of assets doesn’t mean it’s simple or fast to find the right content.
Traditionally, finding relevant content requires laborious sifting through hours of video content to find the precise needed segments. This is a highly manual and time-consuming process which impacts the speed of story creation. In the era of social media, stories can unfold spontaneously, and it’s a requirement to report on them effectively in order to capture viewers’ attention.
TVU Search is an advanced AI-powered live video ingest and discovery solution tailored for M&E professionals, revolutionizing their content utilization. Its robust search capabilities, driven by AI algorithms and automation, streamline content discovery, allowing users to effortlessly locate live feeds or clips for immediate playout, download, or sharing. Operating from a user-friendly web-based interface, TVU Search is infinitely scalable, accommodating an unlimited number of concurrent users and live sources from various devices.
With TVU Search, metadata generation is indexed with timecode including metadata generated using AI like speech transcription and facial recognition as well as other metadata embedded in the video like SCTE triggers and caption data.
Real-time monitoring and customizable multi-views add further convenience for users. The platform also presents valuable insights through intuitive charts and color-coded graphs, enhancing live and archived feed analysis with download counts, video clip data, and detailed usage records.
TVU Search’s cloud-native design leverages AWS infrastructure, providing scalability, flexibility, and resilience. The application is built as a set of loosely coupled microservices, enabling independent deployment, scaling, and management for optimized cloud performance, rapid development, and deployment.
Among its various features, TVU Search’s speech recognition feature allows users to easily find video content based on specific phrases or keywords, and highlight an area in the transcript to set the clip’s mark-in and mark-out timecode.
Users employ keywords, phrases, and images to do content searching. The “search by face” feature includes searching through images. By uploading an image, TVU Search finds content with matching people based on its facial recognition capabilities, such as in video clips.
Facial detection is another feature that facilitates rapid searching. AIML is used to detect and display faces as thumbnails within a designated or highlighted area in the video. Clicking on the thumbnail allows the user to navigate directly to the precise timestamp in the video where the person is visible.
What makes TVU Search so effective?
TVU Search enables users to manage a large number of live IP video streams including monitoring, ingesting and recording of live content from virtually anywhere with automatic AI-generated metadata. Users can quickly search for specific live or recorded content based on customizable criteria such as keywords, faces, or spoken words.
Users follow simple, intuitive steps when searching for content in TVU Search:
Behind the scenes, TVU Search uses AWS services and serverless architecture to power its capabilities enabling users to capture, analyze, record, extract, transcode, and share content in real-time.
As video sources are uploaded into TVU Search, the platform processes the incoming streams using Amazon Elastic Container Services for Kubernetes (EKS) for content transcoding, restoration, exporting, and search. Rapid content delivery to the cloud is supported by leveraging Amazon Cloudfront alongside storage and database services including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and others.
TVU Search also uses Amazon Rekognition – a service that makes it easy to add powerful visual analysis to your applications – to extract content metadata for facial recognition, facial tracking, and scene analysis, amongst other functions. The information from the video streams are then parsed and supplemented with additional metadata from various sources within the TVU ecosystem.
TVU Search currently supports the following formats:
TVU Search, powered by AWS technology, is changing the media and entertainment landscape by transforming content discovery and creation processes. Instead of taking hours or days to search, locate, and clip video content, users can now find the content they need in minutes and immediately share it with viewers globally.
Learn more about TVU Search here.
About TVU Networks
TVU Networks is the premier global provider of SaaS and Cloud-based workflow solutions across multiple industries, including news, entertainment media, sports, corporate, streaming, houses of worship and government. Through the use of AI, microservices and automation-driven technology, TVU helps enterprises realize an efficient metadata and story-centric workflow through its ecosystem for live video acquisition, production and distribution. The company has been on the forefront of developing the tools needed to streamline and monetize the Media Supply Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of major media companies worldwide and is a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner.