How to sign up and upload your first video

This short getting started tutorial shows how to sign in to Video Indexer and how to upload your first video.

To read a detailed overview of the Video Indexer service, see the overview article.

Sign up and sign in

To start developing with Video Indexer, you must first Sign up and sign in to the Video Indexer portal.

For more information, see Start using APIs.

Upload a video using the Video Indexer portal

  1. Sign in to
  2. To upload video, press the Upload button or link.


Once your video has been uploaded, Video Indexer starts indexing and analyzing the video.


Once Video Indexer is done analyzing, you will get a notification with a link to your video and a short description of what was found in your video. For example: people, topics, OCRs.


The free trial has a total quota limit of 40 hours and a daily upload limit of 100 files. Note that the total quota and daily limit might change.

Next steps

You can now use the Video Indexer portal or the API to see the insights of the video.

See also

Video Indexer overview