Video search is key to discovery and consumption of video.  Also essential is the organization of metadata.  Pluggd, a Seattle-based start up, does both.  The company provides its enterprise solution to CNET Networks and others.

Pluggd CEO Alex Castro says that an organized system for Web video, which he calls (coined?) the Semantic Video Web is essential.

The development of a Semantic Web is a key goal of Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web Consortium. Last year I interviewed W3C chief architect Philippe Le Hegaret on the global indexing of videos. 

Also, as reported here in April, Adobe is putting metadata into video editing work flow with an eye an eventual super index of content. 

Believe it, the Semantic Video Web is on the way. 

— Andy Plesser