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Tired of CVAT? Switch to V7!

Easy to use. Scalable. With world-class support. V7 empowers ML teams to annotate data, train models, and create ground truth with ease.

Mark Robson
Mark Robson
Technical Specialist, MTC
V7 sped up our labeling 9–10x compared to VGG. The appeal of using V7 is that it's commercial off-the-shelf, very intuitive, and easy to use for non-technical people.
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Raman Muthuswamy
Raman Muthuswamy
Director, Translational Research at Genmab
We use V7 to make our annotation and model training workflows more efficient. It's much easier to use than other software thanks to its intuitive UI.
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Ryan Watson
Ryan Watson
Segmentation Manager at Intelligent Ultrasound
We did a comparison when we started and noticed an increase in efficiency when we changed the workflow. Thanks to V7, we no longer have to waste time.
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Features comparison

Why world-leading AI companies choose V7 over CVAT

V7 is the ultimate toolbox for your organization’s machine learning needs. Explore its powerful suite of ML tools.

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ML pipeline

Build robust ML pipelines, deploy reliable AI faster

Automate labeling and gain unparalleled control of your annotation workflow. Scale your ground truth creation 10x today.

Use a model to label more data
Send edge cases back to be labeled
Collect Data
Label Data
Train Your Model
Manage Data
Deploy AI

Why should you choose V7 over CVAT

Use a robust, user-friendly, all-in-one training data platform. Label your data 10x faster. Train and iterate your models. Design custom data workflows.

Automate data pipelines

Create a streamlined workflow effortlessly and transform your data from raw to annotated. Set it up once and reuse it for various projects. No coding skills necessary.

Train and test models iteratively

Turn your labeled data into models and use them to label more data. Run and improve models iteratively - get immediate results from inference API. You can also register your own model via REST API.

All formats support

From JPG to PNG to mp4, DICOM and NIfTI—V7 supports the entire gamut of image and video file formats.


Use Python to streamline your data processing and model training. Use a flexible CLI & REST API to create advanced pipelines that meet all your needs!

SOC2, FDA & HIPAA Compliance

V7 lets you easily decide who you share sensitive data with. Assign tasks to specific labelers and make them only see their task. Our platform is SOC2, HIPAA, FDA, and ISO27001 compliant.

Integrate with any ML pipeline

Seamlessly integrate V7 with your ML pipeline's existing tools. Quickly connect to external storage, collaborate with others in real-time, label, manage, and export data with ease.

Auto Annotate Tool

Create pixel-perfect polygon masks using V7's class-agnostic neural network. Instantly and without prior training. Select object parts to include or exclude by clicking on them. Refine your model as you collect more training data.

Full visibility over your data

Gain insights into your data at every stage of its journey. Get access to annotators and models performance reports. Spot bottlenecks and resolve them without communication overhead.

Easy to Use

Start labeling right away. Thanks to V7’s intuitive UI, you’ll get your bearings the moment you open the platform.

Smooth Admin

V7’s dataset management tool was developed with users in mind. Clean interface, quick preview options, detailed stats—all these make a difference.

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Quick Setup

Plug in your data, set up a workflow, and start annotating. With V7, you’ll get your labeling project up and running in a matter of minutes.

Top quality support

You will never walk alone. If you experience any technical issues, our support teams are just a click away.

the data engine

Manage Your AI Data in a Single MLOps Platform

V7 is the ultimate toolbox for your organization’s machine learning needs. Explore its powerful suite of ML tools.


Migrate Your Data From CVAT to V7 in a Snap

V7 supports CVAT's native file formats. See how easy it is to switch to V7 in minutes.

Step 1
Load it in our converter
Convert your project data into JSON format.
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Export to JSON
Darwin JSON is the default annotation encoding within the platform.
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You’re ready to use V7!
Once the files have been encoded in Darwin JSON format, you're good to go. If you need help, we’re a click away.
V7 is great. The API is very straightforward to use, so we can easily get data into our system.

Annotations are formatted in JSON, which is easier to parse. V7 also offers a lot of pre-trained networks that we can utilize.

David Soong
Director, Translational Data Science at Genmab
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David Soong
Director, Translational Data Science at Genmab

More reasons to choose V7

Learn why 15,000+ ML engineer chose V7 over CVAT for their computer vision projects

Medical, Multispectral, and Scientific Imaging Support

Label in DICOM, SVS, 16-bit, and maintain the integrity of your original video files or volumetric data.

V7 supports medical AI teams of all sizes and provides the ultimate toolset for specialized medical annotation tasks.

More Refined and Diverse Annotation Tools

Annotate your data with precision and flexibility using a whole gamut of annotation tools.

Use bounding boxes, polygons, cuboids, key points, and more. Add directional vectors, IDs, and custom attributes.

Better Support for Complex Workflows

Customize your workflows for consensus to ensure consistency for medical research and clinical purposes.

Meet strict research standards with V7's advanced workflows and precise image labeling capabilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What types of data can be processed by V7?

V7 can process various types of data, including images, medical imaging files, videos, volumetric series, and documents. The exact types of data that can be processed may depend on the specific use case and requirements. However, V7 supports the majority of visual data formats.

What programming languages and frameworks are compatible with the V7 platform?

You can use V7’s Darwin-py SKD to interact with the platform via CLI or use it as a Python library. The full documentation and API reference is available in the V7 resource hub.

What are the steps involved in model training?

If you decide to train your computer vision models on our platform, all you need to do is complete at least 100 annotations of a specific class. Then, you can pick the datasets and classes to train object detection, classification, or instance segmentation models with no additional steps.

What pricing plans does V7 offer?

V7 offers three pricing plans: Business, Pro, and Enterprise. For detailed pricing and feature overview, see the V7 pricing page.

Can you handle large volumes of data for annotation?

Yes, V7 is equipped to handle large volumes of data for annotation. It offers efficient and scalable data management capabilities, making it a great solution for organizations with large datasets.

What kind of annotations can be performed using V7?

V7 can perform various types of annotations for tasks, including object detection, semantic segmentation, and image classification. There are multiple annotation classes, such as polygon masks, bounding boxes, keypoint skeletons for human pose estimation, etc.

What is V7?

V7 is a data training platform that focuses on automation and ease of use. It offers advanced machine learning capabilities, and V7’s key feature, Auto-Annotate, utilizes AI to quickly segment objects in an image, reducing the time required to make annotations by up to 10x.

What is the pricing for data annotation and custom model training services?

V7 uses a system of credits that are consumed when you use specific tools or perform operations such as model training. When it comes to data labeling services, the cost depends on several factors, such as the size of the dataset, the complexity of the annotation tasks, and your deadline. Therefore, it's best to reach out to V7’s team to discuss your requirements and get a quote.

What are other people's opinions about V7?

Customers who have used V7 have generally reported positive experiences with its automation and advanced machine-learning capabilities. V7 receives highly positive reviews on G2, a leading software review platform. Customers praise its features, ease of use, and overall effectiveness.

Is there a limit to in-house labeling when using V7?

There is no limit to the amount of in-house labeling that can be performed using V7. It is designed to be flexible and scalable to meet the needs of various organizations and projects.

Is it possible to use V7 for in-house data labeling?

Yes, V7 can be used for in-house data labeling as it offers advanced data annotation features and can be integrated into the machine-learning team's workflow. In-house labeling is the default mode. It is a flexible and efficient platform for managing your data labeling process. But if you need help, our team can provide professional data labeling services too.

How long does it take to train a custom model?

The time required to train a custom model depends on various factors, including the size of your data, the complexity of the model architecture, and the resources available for training. If you want to train or test V7 models on the platform itself, our Models feature allows you to train a model within several minutes.

How do you handle version control for models and annotated data?

V7 provides version control capabilities that enable you to manage and track changes to your models and annotated data over time. You can also use the export/import feature to revert to previous versions of your annotations if needed.

How do you handle the annotation of sensitive or confidential data?

V7 takes the security and privacy of sensitive or confidential data very seriously—it’s SOC2, HIPAA, and ISO27001 compliant. It provides robust security features and implements industry-standard encryption techniques to ensure the protection of your files. Additionally, it offers flexible access controls that enable you to manage who can view and access your training data.

Can I test V7 before making a purchase?

Yes, V7 provides a complimentary free tier that lets you explore some of its basic features and capabilities. However, to access the full suite of advanced functionalities and harness the platform’s complete potential, it is worth considering one of the paid plans. You can see the full feature breakdown and pricing of V7 here.

Can I get my data annotated without doing it myself?

Yes, you can use V7’s data labeling service. Alternatively, you can use our computer vision models for specific tasks. For example, V7 offers several models for document processing to annotate invoices, receipts, and other documents. You can also simplify the annotation process by utilizing V7's AI-powered feature called Auto-Annotate. This feature automatically segments objects in a selected part of your image, reducing the time required to make annotations.

Can you integrate the trained model into our existing system?

The V7 platform allows you to bring your own custom models, hosted on your own infrastructure. You can use them alongside the models trained using V7's own neural networks. The minimal requirements for the custom models are that they must be exposed via HTTP and make predictions in the form of JSON.

Can multiple people label the same asset in V7?

Yes, multiple people can label the same asset in V7, making it a powerful collaboration platform for your data labeling projects. V7 also includes comment tools, user permissions, or consensus stages that measure the level of agreement between different annotators, allowing you to quickly identify any discrepancies in annotations. These features help to improve the quality of your data labeling process and ensure that your annotations are accurate and consistent. With V7, you can manage large-scale data labeling projects with many collaborators.

Can V7 be used with data stored on my server?

Yes, V7 can be used with data stored on a server. V7 is designed to be flexible and can be integrated with various types of data storage solutions.