- TV Search
Find anything said on TV with SnapStream: the TV monitoring solution that lets you record, search, archive and clip unlimited TV content, right from your Mac or PC. The real beauty of SnapStream is that it's all on your own terms, under your roof and under your command. You own the hardware and you control the TV recordings. Start with the Small Business Edition or scale up with a SnapStream Cluster to blanket TV with 24/7 recordings.
When you hit "search," SnapStream zips through a sophisticated index of the closed captioning data and program guide meta data to pull up your relevant results in milliseconds. Simply type in a keyword of interest, click the program you want to watch, then you're taken precisely to the point of mention within the broadcast. You'll never again have to manually watch, fast-forward or scan to find anything said on TV.
Think of SnapStream as a DVR on steroids that lets you record and archive a limitless number of TV shows. SnapStream starts at 4 channels with a solid 3TB base of storage (3,400 hours or 141 days). Within the same chassis, record up to 10 channels with 30TB of storage (34,000 hours or 1,416 days). But the puck doesn't stop there. Check out SnapStream Clustering to learn about scalable recording and storage options.
It's easy to create and share TV clips with SnapStream's built-in clipping tool and cloud sharing feature. Producing a clip is as simple as setting a start point and an end point. There are no fancy editing skills involved; no limits on how many clips you can make; no per-clip fees. Clips can be shared to the cloud, downloaded locally, archived for future use, or repurposed into a variety of formats.
ShowSqueeze, SnapStream's integrated transcoding engine, converts the native recording format of MPEG-2 to other video codecs, like WMV 7, WMV 9 and H.264. ShowSqueeze Live lets you transcode recordings in real time, so when a broadcast ends, your file is ready to go. Using Worfklows, you can automate and schedule such post-processing tasks for specific types of recordings, e.g. by channel or category.
SmartChapters appear as grey and white segments on the Web Player timeline to let you skip freely between programs and commercials. You can even filter your TV search results to include or exclude commercials. See the ad verification example to the right: we limited our search to mentions of "Swiffer" only within ads.
With one ShowSqueeze Node, you can generate SmartChapters for 10 channels of analog TV being recorded 24/7 at Best Quality.
SnapStream's cross-platform Web Player delivers the complete TV Search experience to your favorite OS and Web browser. From the Web Player, you can truly do it all. Play back TV search results and recordings in-progress. Create TV clips. Skip between SmartChapters to locate or bypass commercials. All of that and more. The Web Player installs as a plug-in, so it requires little-to-no management from an IT perspective. Plus, it's easy to add new users on the spot, let's say, when there's a TV search result you want to share immediately.
Hang on the first word of breaking news with SnapStream TV Alerts. Receive email updates on the topics, people, events and issues that matter to you most without any required setup. Also, repeating the same routine keyword search every day isn't necessary with push notifications. When you're connected to SnapStream, click to play the TV search result right from the e-mail. Plus, choose your preferred messaging frequency: as it happens, daily, weekly, and so on.
Stream live or recorded TV content across your network to share the rich information found in broadcast media. For school libraries and media centers, SnapStream works wonderfully to spread educational content school-wide and bring timely current events into classrooms.
We're happy to tell you that SnapStream installs quickly and requires minimal upkeep. As an enterprise-class solution, SnapStream comes turnkey, with layers of redundancy and security to handle all of your TV monitoring tasks with reliability and ease. Everything connects over your local area network, so it's no muss, no fuss to get SnapStream up and running in minutes. Plus, SnapStream's highly-skilled support team is poised to assist with any questions or problems.
Your TV monitoring operation may start small, but what will happen when you're ready to scale up? Thanks to SnapStream's clustering technology, you can easily expand your solution any which way by mixing and matching nodes. Go any direction: Record a limitless number of TV channels, archive years worth of TV content, transcode bulk batches of TV files simultaneously, or do it all. With multiple SnapStream nodes combined, you'll still log into one simple interface to manage them all. And the best part is, all TV remains consistently searchable across the board.
Customize your TV monitoring experience with SnapStream's API, which enables the creation of quick and easy custom workflows. Our API is free and available to all current SnapStream users.
For organizations who strategically rely on television, SnapStream provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for TV media monitoring. Our hybrid DVR-search engine improves accessibility to the rich data contained in television and readily fits into any workflow you can imagine.