CNCF has added a new powerful search and indexing tool for our YouTube channels. VideoLake, by VideoKen, is a unified portal for videos with automated video categorization and integrated deep search. This goal is to make it super easy for you, our community, to discover and explore our extensive and valuable video content.

Why are we trying this?

Our events, webinars, and community meetings provide us with a wealth of content, and it’s important that we are able to capture this and share it with you. Our video library is growing quickly and the content within any single video is in-depth. We hope this will make it easier for you to the content you are looking for, or didn’t even know you needed!

Where are we trying this?

We are currently testing this product with two playlists: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2019.

How does it work?

Every video has key phrases that define its content and context. The VideoKen AI Player parses through the entire video and indexes these into a word cloud. Users can then click on each phrase and track its occurrence throughout the video. Using an AI engine, videos are automatically categorized and integrated into a search engine.

We have hardcoded the “top topics” as CNCF’s graduated and incubating projects. This will make it easy for viewers to search, discover, and explore the specific CNCF content you are looking for.

Some of the features we are excited for you to try are:

  • In-video Search – this allows you to search and find contextual terms you are looking for, and their occurrences throughout the video.
  • Enterprise Video Discovery – this automatically creates relevant metadata for all videos in the database and uses it to power the discovery of relevant videos across CNCF’s content.

Your feedback is important to us!

Please try out this new tool and let us know what you think! If this is valuable to our viewers, we will expand this to our other playlists. Please send any feedback to me at kmcmahon@linuxfoundation.org.