Managing media files, especially when sharing them across a group of people is not always an easy task. This is especially true for video files. Today Microsoft has launched a new AI-powered media search function for OneDrive that should help simplify things.
The new feature is capable of transcribing audio and video files and displaying timestamped quotes alongside the media viewer, which is compatible with 320 file types. The new feature is an addition to Microsoft’s already available AI-powered photo screening system that can detect location, objects and text in image files.
As an end result all media files become fully searchable. For example, you could search for a scanned receipt by typing one of the items listed on it, or use a piece of dialogue or voiceover to search in video or audio files.
The new feature is designed to facilitate collaboration across larger groups but could certainly also provide benefits for photographers and especially videographers with large archives. The automated transcription services will be natively available for video and audio files in OneDrive later this year.