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VideoHacker: Analyze and Index Videos with Microsoft Azure

Use Microsoft Azure's to analyze videos.

Workshop Overview

  • Intermediate
  • 1.5h - 2h
  • Video and Image Recognition, JavaScript, Machine Learning, Microsoft Azure

Learning Objectives

  • Use VideoIndexer.Ai to generate information about videos
  • Work with a JavaScript Web App
  • Deploy the app with Microsoft Azure

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About this Workshop

In this workshop, participants will upload videos to Microsoft Azure’s tool. This tool transcribes, analyzes, and categorizes videos. Then, participants will use the VideoIndexer API to retrieve their videos from a web app.

You might be familiar with image recognition. does a similar thing, but for videos. Learn about how powerful this machine learning tool is during this workshop.

Microsoft Azure

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Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants will need to be able to install Node, NPM, and Visual Studio Code on their computers. While no background knowledge is required, familiarity with JavaScript is helpful.

System Requirements:


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Resources & Downloads


Participants can install Node and Visual Studio Code before they begin the workshop.

Node Installers

Mac Windows Linux

Visual Studio Code

Mac Windows Linux

Microsoft Azure for Students

Before the workshop, participants can create a Microsoft Azure account. Credits are available for students with .edu email addresses!

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