Today, Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized the way people have been looking at information collection and distribution. Easier uploading, targeted sharing, and enhanced accessibility of content have had organizations realize how imperative it is to power their content with advanced media processing capabilities.

VIDIZMO offers you AI-powered visual and audio insights for smarter analysis and search optimization using Azure Media Indexer. To learn more about its offerings, see Understanding Video Insights.

Here is how you may configure video insights in your VIDIZMO portal:

Before you start

  • Make sure you log into your VIDIZMO Portal as an Administrator or Manager to be able to configure video insights in VIDIZMO Portal.
  • Make sure you have an Azure subscription to avail Azure Media Services for video indexer.

Video Indexer Configuration

1. Use this tutorial to understand the prerequisites and steps while connecting your video indexer account with Azure. 

2. You can connect your Video Indexer to Azure subscription automatically as well as manually. 

i. To automate the process, see: Connect to Azure.

ii. To manually configure your connection, click the Switch to manual configuration link. For detailed information, see: Connect to Azure manually. As mentioned in the tutorial, copy and enter Video Indexer account region, Azure AD Tenant Domain, Subscription ID, Azure Media Services resource group name, Media Services resource name, Application ID, and Application Key. Click Connect to integrate the Video Indexer account with Azure.

Note: Make sure your Video Indexer account region is the same as the one you chose while setting up a storage and media service account in Azure, otherwise the connection may fail to establish.

You will receive a brief notification after a successful connection.

3. Now you need to get the Account ID parameter which will be used by VIDIZMO to make operational API calls to your indexer account. Account ID is a GUID that can be obtained using this tutorial. Copy and store Account ID for later use in the VIDIZMO portal.

4. Next, log in to Video Indexer Developer Portal and follow this tutorial to acquire the key required by VIDIZMO for authentication. Copy and store the key for later use in the VIDIZMO portal.

VIDIZMO Portal Configuration

1. From the Portal's Homepage:

i. Click on the menu icon on the top left-hand corner of the screen to bring up the left navigation pane.

ii. Then click on the down arrow to expand the Admin section.

iii Select Settings to open the Portal Settings navigation panel.

2. From the Portal Settings navigation pane:

i. Click on the Apps to expand the list of application services that you can integrate with.

ii. Select Content Processing where you can set up Azure Video Indexer.

iii. Click on the settings icon against Azure Video Indexer to connect its app in VIDIZMO and enable its services in your portal.

3. From the Azure Video Indexer - Settings screen:

i. Enter or paste the Account ID you copied in the aforementioned Step 3 of Video Indexer Configuration

ii. Enter or paste the Primary Key you copied in the aforementioned Step 4 of Video Indexer Configuration

iii. Select the Azure Region of your Video Indexer according to your subscription

Note: The Region of your Video Indexer account must be correct. Otherwise, the Video Insights will not be generated. 

iv. Select from the available locations in the dropdown according to your Video Indexer configuration

v. Select here indexing preset, here are four options. You can select as per your requirements 

Note: There are four indexing presets available:
AudioOnly: It will index and extract insights based on audio (will ignore video)
BasicAudio: It will extract insights using basic audio features (transcription, translation, subtitles, captions)
Default: It will use both audio and video to extract insights
VideoOnly: It will index and extract insights based on video (will ignore audio)

vi. Select here the language(s) in which you wish to translate the Insights such as Transcription, Keywords, Topics so on, and so forth

Note: Auto detect multi language will detect the spoken language automatically, so you will not have to specify the source content language. Auto Detect Support Nine Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian).  

vii. Select the Insight(s) that you wish to extract and display from the video

viii. Enable this check if you wish to delete all the generated insights of your content from the Video indexer. Every time a content undergoes AI processing through the video indexer, all the generated insights are automatically saved on the indexer. By enabling this check the insights get deleted after the processing activity is finished

ix. Enable this check if you wish to run the processing based on the requirement from the media manager. To learn more about it read Understanding On-demand AI Processing

Note: By enabling this check the video will not go under AI Processing everytime a content is uploaded in the portal. 

x. Click on the Save Changes button to save all the configurations 

4. From the Content Processing screen:

i. You can now see that the toggle button against the Indexer has been unblocked. Enable the toggle button to configure video insights in your portal. 

A notification will appear briefly stating Portal Settings Updated Successfully.