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Introducing AI Video Summarization from Cloudinary Labs

Cloudinary Labs has introduced a new tool that uses our powerful AI to quickly create previews of your videos. 

This free proof-of-concept interface can help you automate your video workflows without writing a single line of code!

These AI video summarization clips are created using Cloudinary’s Media Intelligence platform and eliminate the need for time-intensive tasks such as manual editing and AI model creation.

The technology even allows you to control the length of the generated clip, which can help with  automating many everyday video-related tasks, for example:

  • Creating captures of your most compelling content
  • Creating engaging teasers for your videos
  • Creating video previews to replace static thumbnails
  • Creating TikTok and Instagram reels

Using our tool couldn’t be easier. The user uploads a video and selects a desired length for the preview (up to 30 seconds). Once submitted, Cloudinary does the rest.

Our AI video summarization tool runs on the same Artificial Intelligence that powers our e_preview feature in Programmable Media.

This AI model was trained on a massive collection of videos that human viewers have annotated to identify the most compelling segments. These annotations were then used to create a model for identifying exciting elements of almost any video it analyzes.

When a user submits a video, the model will examine each frame and give it a score based on its content’s importance. The analysis keeps track of these scores as it goes through the video.

The output screen from the tool, including the graph of frame importance

Based on the desired preview length entered by the user, it will generate an AI video summarization (or preview) using an optimal mix of the most compelling segments detected in the original video.

The video summary tool is free! If you’re interested, try our live demo and upload a video to see it in action. You’ll be able to download the preview once complete. Want to get an idea of how the technology works? There are several videos already loaded that you can also try without uploading your own.

Cloudinary Labs is hard at work creating next-generation tools to help streamline your Media needs. Check out the Cloudinary Labs website for more information on the tools we have created.

This preview tool is just one of many great features Cloudinary offers for video. Our powerful Video API allows you to optimize and transform videos at scale. 

Finally, If you want to learn more about how Cloudinary utilizes AI to automate everyday media tasks intelligently, check out our Media Intelligence in action!

Built by Cloudinary Labs, this AI video summarization tool is now available in a proof-of-concept version that you can try for free. Take it for a quick test drive and let us know what you think. We need your feedback!

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