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Video Editing: extracting metadata from movie scenes


Available on GitHub.

Extracting metadata from videos is often needed for video editing, YouTube advertisement placement and other activities, yet it’s not easy to simply find where one scene ends and another begins.

Earlier this week we wrote a blog post about an algorithm that does this for you called [Scene Detection] (

For the full blog post related to this recipe, see Video Editing: extracting metadata from movie scenes.

Getting Started

Install the Algorithmia client from PyPi:

  install algorithmia 

You’ll also need a free Algorithmia account.

Sign up here, and then grab your API key.

Find this line in the script:

client = Algorithmia.client("YOUR_API_KEY")

and add in your API key.

How to Find the Scenes in Videos

After putting in your own API key to the line above run it in your console environment: 

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