Baarzo – (Acquired by Google 2014)
The Video Indexing Platform
No current search engine can search for content inside of videos. Detecting and recognizing faces, objects, and key moments within video footage has been a daunting task in the industry.
With Baarzo, search within video is possible for the first time.
Our advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions (like a Kaepernick touchdown, Clint Eastwood holding a 44 Magnum, or a young girl blowing out her birthday candles, etc.) in video footage and index them. Our indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries. Our technology also enables users to share key moments in a visually appealing and interactive video poster format.
In addition to being a standalone consumer product, Baarzo also delivers a rich platform API: a REST-based API to index video content, NLP based search queries, and the ability to embed context-based clips into existing mobile or web based products.