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  1. Import existing edited transcripts or caption files

    The ability to upload an already edited transcript will enable those with existing libraries to move over content without the need for further human editing.

    Ideally VI would apply the timings, and insert them in their appropriate place on the Transcript panel.

    3 votes
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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create an Azure Media Services 'Media Processor' as a wrapper for Video Indexer.

      Media Processors in Azure Media Services are the components you can string together in a pipeline to build a media workflow, including transcoding and media analytics, etc. In order for Video Indexer to more cleanly integrate with existing media workflows, there should be a VI Media Processor that can be added to regular Azure Media Services jobs. This way, I can create an Azure Media Services job in a few lines of code that will upload a video, transcode a mezzanine format such as ProRes into a multi-bitrate mp4, generate a shortened version for a video thumbnail using the video…

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        1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use web hooks for indexing job completion notification

        When I submit a video to be indexed via UploadVideo API method, I'd like to provide a web hook url as a callback mechanism to indicate when a video is done processing. Processing state could also be provided via this web hook mechanism as well, not just to indicate completion.
        The advantage to this approach is a decoupling of the submission of indexing jobs from the post completion handling. This is important when using Azure Functions since you don't want your functions to be running (polling for progress) for as long as it takes the video indexing job to complete.…

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          1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Disable quarantine for strictly private video

          Videos that are used for preparation of subtitles for commercial movies/series are sometimes quarantined by the VI (i.e. Dr.House). The VI could be used to provide a transcript of the video which will be manually corrected/adapted to a high quality subtitle file. However in this scenario the VI shall not put commercial movies/series into quarantine because people preparing subtitles always get video material even before it is shown in theaters or on TV and they would like to send it to the VI to get the transcript.

          One way to avoid putting videos into quarantine is to introduce "Strictly private"…

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            Under Review  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide an API function that returns the list of supported languages

            It would be useful to get the list of supported languages to be able to display available languages in the UI of the application using the VI.

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow setting language to "None" to skip speech recognition for unsupported languages

              If the audio language is not supported by the VI then the breakdown might still be useful but speech recognition does not make any sense in such case. Setting the language to "None" or "Other" or "Unsupported" would be useful.

              3 votes
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              • Add edit ability for transcripts to correct auto generated transcripts

                Inevitably there are going to be words that are misidentified by speakers and it would be great if there was the ability to correct the speech to text manually. Perhaps this could be used to feed back into the model for training as well.

                This would make the transcript feature much more useful as basically it could function as an assisted transcription tool where all an editor would have to do would be to supervise the generated transcription correct the parts that were not correct and save.

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                  Completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow tagging of faces that are not detected to existing entities

                  In the case that a celebrity is not detected by the AI but is in fact in the video, it would be great to allow the tagging to an existing entity.

                  6 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to re-run Cognitive process

                    The backend Cognitive Services is continuously improving and the results will likely be improved when the same video will be uploaded again.
                    Re-running cognitive processing to already uploaded videos will meet the situation.

                    4 votes
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                      Completed  ·  5 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to train face model for people not matched by celebrity database

                      The API should expose a way to train a custom face model with provided identification for faces that were not matched against the celebrity database. Additionally, there should be a way to correlate new recognized face ID with previous instances of the unknown face (in customer db).

                      An example API call would include a faceId (retrieved from breakdown), a name (caller provided identification), and an optional CustomId field (for application tracking, which would subsequently be returned in future breakdowns).

                      An additional API call that would be useful would allow a batch training of the model, even before any breakdowns are…

                      16 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save button

                        The Save button is under a hamburger menu !?
                        Screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/pwjjp

                        This is bad for discoverability. Takes a few seconds to figure out.

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                          4 comments  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Identify speakers in audio only

                          Idetify speakers with audio only, not faces, this is useful for Radio content

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add scene detection

                            Add scene detection to allow viewers to jump to different scenes in a video.

                            2 votes
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                            • Add Logo detection

                              Such as, Looking for the number of "Coca Cola" logos in my video. Either search for well-known famous images or search for matches to a given set of uploaded custom image files.

                              14 votes
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                              • Add "Shazam-like" detection of well-known/copyrighted music

                                Recognizing famous voices, sound effects, or even decibel level measurement (ie. how loud crowd noise is) would be great too

                                7 votes
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                                • Find the black frames within a video

                                  Provide both the total count, timecode of each, and total length (MM:SS)of black frames in the video, both with and without silence

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Import into VI all of the videos within a particular folder/container

                                    Rather than a single file at a time, add the ability in the UX or API to upload any of the following: 1) an entire local folder's worth of videos 2) , a Container within Azure Blob Storage 3) Dropbox folder, or 4) AWS S3 folder

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add live ingest

                                      Ability to capture a live stream and analyse it in real time.

                                      15 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Video AI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Undo remove person

                                        I just removed a person, and I can't figure out how to put them back.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • add a possibility to change the sourcelanguage

                                          I accidentally set the source language to English, but it's German. And so the transcript is a little bit strange. But I haven't found any way to change the source language.

                                          3 votes
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