Panopto Introduces Video Search Engine

Panopto, a video platform provider for the enterprise and education markets, today introduced a product update with the most comprehensive way to search& inside video content.

The update allows Panopto customers to search for any word that is spoken or shown in videos and fast forward to that precise moment.

"We're all used to searching for information on the Internet, in email, and in documents, but video remains a black box full of valuable information that can't be easily accessed," said Eric Burns, co-founder and chief product officer at Panopto, in a statement. "Panopto is tearing down the biggest hurdle to video adoption, introducing video search capabilities that are more sophisticated than those offered by video giants like YouTube, and making it easy for anyone to find and share knowledge across their organizations."

Today's update allows Panopto's customers to search video content as easily as they would search a document, Web site, or email. Every recording, new and old, stored in an organization's Panopto video library can now be searched for the following:

  • Words spoken by any speaker (with new automatic speech recognition);
  • Words that appear anywhere in a video, including text shown on-screen during screencasts and handwritten words shown on whiteboards (with new optical character recognition);
  • Words from PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, including speakers' notes; and
  • Words that are part of a video's public notes or comments;

Once a keyword has been found in the video, customers can instantly fast forward to the moment in the video where the keyword appears.

In addition to the new search capabilities, today's update provides customers with a new Android app for tablets and smartphones. The native app provides users with interactive viewing and inside-video search. Along with the existing iOS app, Panopto's mobile apps now extend to 94 percent of the worldwide mobile device market.

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