Graava: A ‘GoPro Killer’ That Edits Video For You

Graava uses sensors to automatically edit out boring clips.

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

If you’ve spent an entire day out on the waves, or the dirt bike track, or even the set, chances are, you’re just too tired to get in front of your editing computer and cut together a highlight reel from your GoPro. Even if you have apps that can select the best clips for you, you still have to piece it together. Wouldn’t it be cool if your camera could do that for you? Say hello to Graava.

What if there was a camera that makes memories like your brain does? That’s what Graava is, and it’s so smart, you’ll always want it with you. – Graava

Using a handful sensors that are tied to your smart phone or watch – camera, stereo microphones, GPS, gyro sensor, accelerometer, motion detector, and heart rate monitor, Graava has an algorithm that measures changes in the activity of these sensors in concert and notes only the clips that it considers noteworthy or memorable. The result is that you end up with minutes worth of footage, rather than hours.

Graava then assembles those moments automatically – based on your chosen clip length – and then saves it to the cloud. All you do is hit the record button and mount it. Graava will even add a musical sound track.

But don’t worry if Graava missed a clip you want in the final cut, the Advanced Auto Edition feature lets you scrub through the video manually and inserts any scenes that Graava may have missed.

Check out the finished sample edit here:

Now, here’s the unedited version:

Camera specs include:

  1. Video Resolution: HD 1080p 30 fps / 720p 60 fps
  2. Hyperlapse Video: 4K, 1080p and 720p
  3. ARM Dual Core processor
  4. Photo Resolution: 8MP Wide
  5. Lens Angle of View: 130º
  6. Auto Image Rotation: Record video horizontally or vertically
  7. Looping Mode: Record a continuous loop video
  8. Image Stabilization
  9. Fixed Focus
  10. MicroSD Card Slot
  11. Micro HDMI
  12. Micro USB
  13. 1100 mAh Lithium Ion batter for up to three hours of battery life
  14. wireless charging

Other cool features include the ability of Graava to talk to a second camera and then combine the most noteworthy clips from both cameras to provide multiple points of view and multi camera edits. When not being used as an action camera, Graava can be used as a home monitor camera, an accident alert camera in your car, or even a baby monitoring camera.  And with it’s magnetic wireless charging stand, Graava doesn’t have to deal with USB cables to charge.

Graava also interacts with both Android and iOS apps and devices, so users can provide data such as heart rate monitoring and acceleromoter data for added data points. The apps can be used to:

  1. Configurable camera modes by hotkeys
  2. Automatic auto-edition of best moments of your videos by selected time
  3. Share your best moments videos
  4. Control remotely with live preview
  5. Media Library, view photos, playback videos
  6. Smart notifications by mode
  7. Automatic recording by motion and by smartphone proximity
  8. Accident Alert
  9. Cloud files/Backup sync
  10. Full setting camera control

Graava will go on sale for $399, but until September 1st, the creators are offering an early bird preorder price of $249. Graava is expected to ship just after the first of the year.

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