- 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, PC or tablet. The beauty of monitoring TV channels with SnapStream is that it's 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 enter in a keyword or phrase, SnapStream's TV monitoring software zips through its index of closed captioning data and program guide meta data to retrieve and suggest the most relevant results in milliseconds. SnapStream's powerful TV search engine not only produces exact matches but also broad matches using language intelligence. Select a result to play and you're taken precisely to the point of mention, which is incredibly more efficient than manually watching, fast-forwarding or scanning to find content of interest.
Manually monitoring TV channels is a thing of the past. SnapStream's TV monitoring software is a DVR on steroids, automatically recording and archiving a limitless number of TV shows that are relevant to your needs. 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 18TB of storage (20,400 hours or 850 days). But the puck doesn't stop there. Check out SnapStream Clustering to learn about scalable recording and storage options.
Monitoring TV channels and multiple shows at one time is a breeze with SnapStream. With SnapStream's TV monitoring software, you can watch live or recorded TV on the left and follow the TV transcript scrolling on the right. Resize the windows to prioritize your focus or monitor every pixel of the broadcast in full-screen. To sift through the content quickly, click on any keyword in the closed captioning and the video will jump to that point. Directly ShowSqueeze, SmartChapter or Run a Workflow on any media item in view. Plus, add custom media tags that roll into the search meta data. SnapStream's multi-viewer plays and syncs four shows simultaneously, while TV playlists enable you to view multiple pieces of content in sequence.
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 end point, or selecting a text block from the transcript. 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, uploaded directly to YouTube, added to a TV playlist, archived, downloaded locally 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.
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.
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.
Stream TV content across your network to share the rich information found in broadcast media. With SnapStream's new iPad app, your TV recordings are now in the palm of your hand. Search, play, clip and share TV on the go from the convenience of your tablet. The app also works with AirPlay, so you can easily display TV content in meetings and presentations.
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.
SnapStream provides access to view, download and edit full-length transcripts based on the transmitted closed captioning information. As an alternative to clipping from the Web Player, the transcript provides an easy way to create TV clips by selecting a block of text. Then it's totally seamless to share a clip in the cloud, upload it to YouTube or add it to a playlist. SnapStream's intelligent TV search technology formats, spell checks and auto-corrects the text as it's ingested in real time, resulting in a nicely polished transcript.
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.
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.
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.