Google is planning on increasing its video search capabilities and offering by putting out a call for personal video clips as it moves to corner the video search arena on the web.

Although late to the game - yahoo already offers a basic video searching tool the company is hoping to use its dominance to seize the moment.

"We're going to start taking video submissions from people," Larry Page one of Google's founders said at the annual cable industry convention in San Francisco.

Google in January rolled out the test version of its video search service that allows users to find content in television programs from such providers as Fox News, the NBA and PBS.

The service, called Google Video, allows users to see still images from the video clips and associated closed-captioning.

Video alongside image search is set to be a big growth industry for 2005.