Easily search, clip and collaborate around TV

Find sensational video content in seconds

Dramatically reduce the amount of time your production staff devotes to manually scanning TV programs and free up their creative energy with SnapStream. Our powerful technology, which pairs a digital video recorder with TV search-engine technology, lets producers store and search thousands of hours of video, making media monitoring more efficient. Producers can find all mentions of a particular name or topic in seconds and focus on choosing the best, most relevant footage from the results.

SnapStream also replaces banks of DVRs or VCRs with a single, centralized appliance that can be accessed from any PC on the company's local-area network. Staffers can collectively record 10 channels at the same time, store up to 20,400 hours of television, and access the vast archive from their Mac, PC or iPad. Older recordings can be off-loaded to storage servers or burned to DVDs, eliminating the need for cumbersome VHS tape libraries.

Because multiple users can connect simultaneously, SnapStream facilitates collaboration and file-sharing. Its built-in clipping tool enables producers to repurpose unique, high-quality digital content, import it directly into digital editing bays, and even upload clips to Twitter.

Benefits of SnapStream in TV and film production:

  • Discover and review TV content

    SnapStream's TV search engine instantaneously finds media mentions across all of your recorded content. Just enter the desired keyword(s) and SnapStream scans the closed-captioning to pinpoint the desired footage. This powerful feature eliminates the need for real-time program scanning to find relevant material, and allows you to quickly sift through hours of televised events, from red carpets to political speeches.
  • Create high-quality video clips

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    SnapStream records video in high-resolution MPEG-2, which is suitable for direct editing or converting into other formats. The clipping tool allows you to pull segments of high-quality video, to then share in the cloud or transfer directly into edit bays over your network.
  • Automate your news monitoring workflow

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    With SnapStream's TV Alerts, you'll receive as-it-happens email notifications summarizing where your tracked keywords appear on TV. Monitor anything from "Lindsay Lohan + rehab" to "Obama + healthcare" to track what celebrities and politicians are saying on TV and what is being said about them by the TV media.
  • Automatic clipping and sharing in the cloud NEW!

    SnapStream intelligently generates TV clips based on the specified topics and keywords you're monitoring in TV Alerts. With auto-sharing enabled, SnapStream pushes these clips to the cloud so it's easier to monitor TV on the go and for non-users to access.
  • Social TV integration NEW!

    Snapstream's social TV integration makes it effortless to share real-time content on Twitter and YouTube to increase engagement with your online audience.
  • Streamline your operation

    Consolidate those banks of DVRs and VCRs into one centralized location that serves many users at once! A single SnapStream appliance can store up to 40,800 hours of video, which multiple users can access from their desktop PCs via the companys local-area network. This eliminates any duplication of effort and facilitates collaboration.
  • Build a digital archive

    SnapStream allows you to create a vast electronic archive for storing and accessing digital recordings, replacing myriad VHS and DVD libraries. Older video can be burned to disc, downloaded to a hard drive, or offloaded to other network storage devices for continued access.
  • AirPlay, search, clip and share TV from your iPad

    Collaborate using SnapStream's iPad app during your writers and production meetings. Use AirPlay to display TV recordings and clips from your library in H.264. You can also run searches, create clips and share them in the cloud. Enjoy all of the features on the go, at your fingertips, with the mobility and convenience of the iPad.
  • View TV content in sequence with playlists

    Play multiple pieces of content, such as full-length recordings, TV clips or segments, back to back with the aid of SnapStream's playlist feature. Playlists are great for presentations and meetings, in scenarios where you're playing multiple files in sequence. It includes all of your expected play controls, plus you can also skip to the next content track and re-arrange the playlist order.
  • Monitor TV Broadcasts in ASI

    Ingest and record digital content in the ASI encapsulated format, which is the common format in production and broadcast facilities. View the SnapStream ASI specs here.

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Compare SnapStream to:

Television and Film Customers

  • E! Entertainment
  • The Daily Show
  • Last Week Tonight
  • The Colbert Show

Customer Quotes

“There's not a day that goes by that we don't use it... It's cut our production time down by about 60 or 70 percent.”

– Pat King, Senior Producer of The Daily Show

“We have a meeting on Tuesday and a meeting on Wednesday at 3 o'clock where everybody brings in clips from all the shows we watched. It used to be that we'd bring in VHS tapes, but now we have this big program called SnapStream that we TiVo everything to our computers.”

– Joel McHale, Host of E!'s The Soup