Video Content Analysis (VCA) also known as Video Analysis (VA) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze and understand the content of videos. It refers to the process of examining, interpreting, and extracting information from video content for various purposes. It can be performed by automated or manual methods, and is generally used in a wide range of fields, including surveillance, sports, entertainment, medical research, and transportation.
In Video Analysis, video content is typically processed to extract relevant information, such as objects, scenes, and events, which are then analyzed to gain insights, form decisions, or identify patterns. For example, in sports, video footage of a game can be analyzed to track player movements and tactics, assess performance and identify areas for improvement. In surveillance, video analysis can detect and track suspicious behavior, monitor crowd movements, and support investigations.
You can choose between several Video Analysis functionalities to meet your needs:
Also known as Label Detection, Object Detection can be used to identify objects, scenes, activities, and other visual elements within video content. The API processes the video frame by frame and later assigns labels that describe the visual content.
The technology tracks objects frame by frame and then maintains their identification as they move within the video, allowing the user to keep track of their position and orientation as the video progresses.
Face Detection refers to the process of automatically identifying faces in a video. It then extracts facial features and performs facial analysis tasks such as age and gender estimation, in addition, the API can analyze body language to determine emotions, such as happiness, sadness, anger, or surprise.
Similar to Object Tracking, this technology has the ability to identify and locate individuals within video frames. The technology then provides the number of times they appear in the video.
Text Detection technology automatically detects text within a video frame, extracts the text as a string, and then recognizes the characters and converts them into a readable string using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology.
For more information on this feature, you can check out our Top 10 Optical Character Recognition.
This functionality is designed to analyze video frames and automatically detect visual patterns that are associated with explicit or inappropriate content. It then delivers a label or score that reflects the level of probability that the content is explicit in general.
If you’re interested in Explicit Content AIs, you might also want to check out our Top 10 Explicit Content engines for images.
Logo Detection in video help analyze video frames and detect specific logos or branding elements. The API then provides information about the location and size of the detected logos.
It's important to note the accuracy of a logo detection API will depend on factors such as the quality of the training data used to develop the underlying models, the quality of the video content being analyzed, and the specific algorithms used to detect logos.
While comparing Video Analysis APIs, it is crucial to consider different aspects, among others, cost security and privacy. Video Analysis experts at Eden AI tested, compared, and used many Video Analysis APIs of the market. Here are some actors that perform well (in alphabetical order):
Amazon Rekognition Video offers a comprehensive suite of video analysis features, including face recognition, object and scene detection, text recognition, and celebrity recognition.
CloudSight is known for its highly accurate object recognition technology, which allows it to identify and tag thousands of objects in videos in real-time. It also offers robust video analysis features such as motion tracking, facial recognition, and sentiment analysis.
DeepAffects has a unique focus on emotion analysis in videos, providing frame-level analysis of emotions, actions, and attention in real-time. Its technology can detect a wide range of emotions, including happiness, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust.
Google Cloud Video Intelligence is a popular choice for businesses that require real-time video analysis thanks to its fast processing times and ability to analyze live video streams. It also offers advanced features such as shot detection, object tracking, and speaker diarization.
Muse AI is a video analysis platform designed to be user-friendly and accessible to non-technical users. It provides a range of features including object detection, facial recognition, and emotion analysis, and also offers real-time video analytics and insights.
Repustate is unique in offering video analytics services along with its text and sentiment analysis APIs. Its video analytics API provides detailed analysis of the visual and audio content of videos. This includes the ability to detect objects and scenes, analyze sentiment and emotions, and recognize text within the video content.
For all companies who use Video Analytics in their software: cost and performance are real concerns. The VCA market is quite dense and all those providers have their benefits and weaknesses.
Performances of Video Analysis APIs vary according to the specificity of data used by each AI engine for their model training. This means that some Video Analysis APIs perform well at detecting objects while others may perform better at detecting logos in video.
Bear in mind that if the user has very specific data, not all provider’s engine will be able to recognize what the user is looking for. If you have customers coming from different fields, you must consider this detail and optimize your choice of provider.
Companies and developers from a wide range of industries (Social Media, Retail, Health, Finances, Law, etc.) use Eden AI’s unique API to easily integrate Video Analysis tasks in their cloud-based applications, without having to build their own solutions.
Eden AI offers multiple AI APIs on its platform amongst several technologies: Text-to-Speech, Language Detection, Sentiment analysis API, Summarization, Question Answering, Data Anonymization, Speech recognition, and so forth.
We want our users to have access to multiple Video Analysis engines and manage them in one place so they can reach high performance, optimize cost and cover all their needs. There are many reasons for using multiple APIs :
Eden AI has been made for multiple AI APIs use. Eden AI is the future of AI usage in companies. Eden AI allows you to call multiple AI APIs.
You can see Eden AI documentation here.
The Eden AI team can help you with your Video Analysis integration project. This can be done by :