BriefCam helps you go straight to what matters.

Our best-of-breed Video Synopsis® technology helps everyone, from law enforcement, government and public security organization to private security and corporate entities, to extract value and actionable information from video, and secure their environments.

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Video Synopsis® for rapid video review, search and analysis is the simultaneous presentation of events that occurred at different times. BriefCam Syndex® offers a powerful set of video review tools for locating events of interest so that users can reach targets more quickly than ever before.


For your customers, BriefCam enables:

Quick review

This is not fast forward: it’s all in one rapid video review.

Deep drill down

Search the day in minutes. Select events and access the original video in a single click.

Alert configuration

Sends notification of unusual activity.


Advance scheduling

Proactive rapid video review to “know what you didn’t know before”

Share clips

One-click export of video clips to email or social media.

Gain insights

Graphic visualization of data analysis (heat maps, pathways, bar graphs, etc.


Advanced computer vision capabilities

At the core of BriefCam is a highly refined engine developed by a team that’s headed by one of the world’s leading computer vision and machine learning experts.

As we process video, we recognize and extract objects, along with information about those objects, such as color, direction, dwell time, size, path, speed, and more.

This may sound easy, but the ability to extract, isolate and differentiate between independent objects, especially if the scene contains small or distant objects, poor illumination, background distractions or high activity, is difficult.

In order to accomplish this, our R&D team has solved hundreds of computer vision challenges. The result is a complete, integrated solution for our partners.

Technology refinement examples include:


Filtering out noise to know what’s important.

To limit the false detection of new objects in a frame, we’ve learned how to filter out the movements in the environment – such as branches, shadows, reflections, waves and clouds.


Handling complex lighting conditions on the fly.

Every scene is different- we’ve developed the capacity over the years to handle thousands of scenes… lighting conditions and weather conditions for example (you’d be surprised how snow and rain impacts the accuracy of computer vision!).


Detecting subtle and camouflaged objects.

We can identify very small subtle objects, down to the level of small creature. and, while an object in the frame that is appearing against a background of the same color is a difficult task – over the years, our detection has become very sensitive to subtle differences in color and texture.


Knowing what goes together to create a single incident.

If a person “disappears” from the frame for a period of several seconds, as they pass behind a car or a tree, we detect that and treat it as one incident. If the person goes in and out of the frame boundaries, we treat it as separate object incidents.

Additional computer vision & machine learning capabilities in development.

BriefCam’s labs are always working on new features. For example, we’re adding the automatic ability to classify and refine query results by object types, such as people, vehicles, packages, etc.

Users will be able to submit queries such as “show me trucks” or “show me people wearing red.”

Every new feature creates superb differentiated value, unique to each partner’s needs.



Extended capabilities through third party metadata.

We connect video time stamps to metadata from other systems to create tight custom integrations. For example, if you have an ID badge system in your environment, we can pair that information to video. The same goes with audio feeds, motion sensors, smoke detectors and more. Not only do you have the alert from the third party feed, but the video of what happened at that exact moment, along with more efficient presentation and rich query formulation capabilities.



BriefCam & NVIDIA:  Exponentially Accelerating
Performance and Precision

Deep learning is a new computer model in which neural networks are trained to recognize patterns from massive amounts of data. NVIDIA, known for breaking new ground and re-defining advanced computer graphics, offers advanced GPU technologies that enable rapid video rendering and optimized deep learning frameworks.

BriefCam’s Syndex products harness the power of GPUs and deep learning to exponentially accelerate video processing and deliver breakthrough video analytics.

By running BriefCam on the NVIDIA GPU platform customers will benefit from:

–   Analyzing more video

–   Extracting richer metadata

–   Delivering actionable insights faster

For more information on the NVIDIA partnership and how our companies are unleashing the power of video, read our press release or visit

How BriefCam Works

Upload Video

Video footage from any static camera is sent to BriefCam, in a secure cloud environment. We can use our cloud, or attach to yours.

Extract Objects

BriefCam separates the dynamic, moving objects from static background. Through a combination of complex algorithms, we determine the boundary of relevant distinct objects on the screen.

Add Metadata

These separated objects are placed into a database, along with metadata, such as color, size, date, time and duration. Adding object recognition for automatic tagging to generate reports and answer detailed queries.

Add Features

Add features, such as object recognition processing, to enable semantic queries. Imagine being able to filter objects in any videos by descriptors such as “Show me all the blue cars passing by” — and go directly to that point in the video.

Present single view

This extraction allows us to present all the objects that passed through that frame in the day in a single frame.

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Which version is right for me?

BriefCam Syndex is available as a component for security systems, as well as a stand alone offering for enterprise. We offer various configurations of cloud and edge processing. Find out which one is right for you.




Number of camerasNANA50-200100-unlimited
Number of clients15+22+
Standalone (no integration needed)xx
Accepts video from a wide range of sources and formats
Video synopsis embedded in leading VMS brands xx
Case management / permissions for teamsxx
Accommodates centrally connected or offline clientsxxx
Highly scalable (Large teams, multiple cases, large environments, DB capacity, cameras, users, servers)xx

All versions of Syndex have some of the same advanced feature
sets and benefits!


Control object attributes (e.g., size, direction, speed, color)
Hours of video reviewed in minutes
1 click event selection indexes back to the original video
1 click export of Video Synopsis or original video
Bookmarks and annotate objects for team collaboration
Areas of Interest
Areas of Exclusion
Easy to install and Operate


Discover previously unreported events
Get better evidence faster
Reduce manpower time and costs
Export and share investigation information
Object attribute control reduces review time
Integrates user's experience and intuition


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