Searching videos for specific content is notoriously hard. Traditional video search looks at just titles and manually-entered tags—but not the video’s actual content. That makes it difficult (and time-consuming) to find specific moments like phrases mentioned by a speaker, words shown on-screen, or key topics covered in a video.
Worse still, that problem is magnified for longer videos like those 30- to 60-minute recordings so common to business training, university lectures, and organizational communications.
But not all video search engines are created equal.
Meet Smart Search by Panopto, the industry’s most comprehensive video search engine. With Panopto, you can search through your video library the same way you’d search across the internet, or through your email.
Panopto enables you to search across every video ever created in your library — new or old and whether or not it was recorded with Panopto — and get specific results that fast-forward to the exact moment the keyword occurs in your video.
No one goes deeper or broader than Panopto when it comes to video search, as shown in the following chart.
There are two key parts to getting the best results from video search:
Let’s take a look at the individual elements of video search:
Of course, indexing information is only valuable if you can use it to return relevant results. Let’s see how the industry approaches that requirement today:
In businesses, video search helps new hires find relevant training materials the moment they need them. It helps legal teams efficiently review video content. It helps teams quickly find best practices shared by other parts of the organization. It helps sales teams easily locate product or feature demo videos to share with clients. And it helps every employee easily seek out messages from executives, human resources, and anywhere else in the organization.
In schools, video search helps students quickly find and review key parts of lectures, as well as supplement their studies with details from past or other classes. It helps professors quickly jump to critical parts of recorded lectures like student questions, so they may provide more details in a following session. And it helps faculty and staff easily access ideas and best practices too.
Smart Search by Panopto is the most comprehensive video search tool in the industry.
See it in action, in our Smart Search feature video below: