Volicon Media Intelligence service allows you to identify portions of your video streams called bookmarks, and it stores those identifications for future use. Creating a bookmark does not create a unique copy of the video; it simply marks a portion of a video stream and is available for as long as that particular channel stream is archived within Volicon Media Intelligence service.

The term “clip” can be misleading, as it implies that when you create a clip, you are choosing content, cutting it out of the stream (or perhaps making a copy of it) and storing it somewhere else. Volicon Media Intelligence service does not use this process for clip generation. Instead, Volicon Media Intelligence service creates a clip by inserting bookmarks at the start and at the end of your chosen content. It stores those bookmarks, along with the streams themselves, in your main storage folder. When you call up a clip, Volicon Media Intelligence service uses those bookmarks to rapidly search your stored content to play the stream you are looking for.

This process provides many benefits:

  • It allows rapid retrieval of content you have identified and clipped.

  • Because the clips are actually bookmarks inserted in the main stream, you can create as many clips as you like, without consuming any of your storage space. This allows you to save metadata along with segments of video.

  • It allows you to export a permanent copy of content from Volicon Media Intelligence service to your PC/laptop.

Volicon Media Intelligence service stores clips for the same amount of time as the video is stored. After that time, the clip, and any associated video, will be deleted.

For example, you create a clip from live content; if the content is retained on Volicon Media Intelligence service for 90 days, the clip will be stored for 90 days. If you create the clip from 60-day-old historic content, the clip will be stored for the next 30 days. The clip will be saved on the system based on the origination of when the video was logged, not from when the clip was created.

Volicon Media Intelligence service allows you to search manually for the content you wish to bookmark. You can create individual clips by marking the video stream. You can also create multiple clips at once by opening multiple streams. For example, if you <Mark in> and <Mark out> with four streams open, Volicon Media Intelligence service will create four clips.