Search is one of the most frequent and important activities across all tools. We want to get what we are looking for in a few clicks.
This blog speaks only about the delightful search experience we have built that runs inside Spiti.
The main properties influencing the outcome and thereby a user’s delight when you run a search.
- Speed: Results should appear immediately, more so as they type in the query.
- Accuracy: The results should be what they’re looking for, allowing the user to find what they’re looking for quickly.
- Relevance: Chronology is secondary. Relevance takes precedence.
- Completeness: The search should result in exact and related words and topics highlighted as the user types.
Transcript search in Spiti
To support the user requirements, we wanted our transcripts to offer much more than merely transcribing your videos. We wanted our users to save more time simply by finding what they are looking for, but much faster. Keeping the above primary search properties in mind, we built auto transcription with the following capabilities:
Our auto transcription engine is set into motion as soon a user uploads a video to their Spiti library. No additional action is required.
Intelligent search in transcription & video
A search result in a video transcript will take you straight to the result in the transcript and the exact point in the video that speaks about your search. You have to click on the transcript.
Navigate through the video using transcripts
Quickly watch just a portion of a video that speaks about the topic you are looking for. You can skip and navigate through the video using the transcription. Click on ‘Resume auto scroll’ to reset the transcription.
Transcription in Spiti also identifies different speakers in a video. You can enter the names of speakers against a transcription. And then, search by name. Let’s look at how this works. Here is a screenshot from one of our internal video transcripts.
Here you can see accurate transcription, speaker names, and search results.
Notice the bright sentence in the first line? That’s the part of the video that is currently playing.
- Auto scroll through transcripts
Yes, you read that right. When you enable transcripts, you can see the transcripts in sync with the video content.
Navigate even faster with ‘Chapters’
What are ‘Chapters’?
The Spiti transcription engine is intelligent enough to recognize the various topics discussed in a video. The engine auto categorizes topics and sections. Look for ‘Chapters’ under each video. When you want to quickly skip through sections or watch only a specific section in a video, Chapters will serve you well.
This kind of search within your internal video documentation helps you quickly get to a specific point in a video. You can skip all the irrelevant parts, not with the seeker, but through a keyword search.
When a large video is broken down into smaller sections, called Chapters, you can quickly skim through this section to find a part in a video you want to revisit.
You can also use content from Chapters to create documentation and write emails quickly.
Voila! Your video documentation library just became more powerful! We are adding more superpowers to help you save more time and get more meaningful insights. Hang around to see 'em’!
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