The fast-growing demand for online video long ago revealed a problem: Unlike text, searching video is very, very difficult. Simply finding the program you want can be a challenge, let alone finding a certain moment of a program.
At FORA.tv, we’re constantly improving our search capabilities to keep you watching. We also get help from partners who are dedicated to make video search as easy as using Google. In an excellent New York Times Magazine article, Virginia Heffernan calls this quest finding an Image in a Haystack. She cites VideoSurf, as a young company whose image recognition technology may crack the code of not just finding a desired program, but that sought after moment within a program.