People who have gone through the process of compiling movies from clips understand the tedium of separating video "wheat" from "chaff." A new device is intended to make that process easier. The Kiba camera is designed to automatically capture and curate moments throughout the day, before editing the highlights into a single movie montage.
Sometimes the best memories come from spontaneous interaction, starting and ending before one can reach for a device to record. Not only that, but those behind a handheld camera lens tend to be left out (selfies don't count). With its compact form and built-in rechargeable battery, the Kiba camera can be placed freely around the home, either on its base or attached to a tripod. Inside Kiba's uniquely-shaped housing is hardware capable of 13 MP snapshots and 1080p video recording in a 94-degree field of view.
The Kiba camera also features sensors, a speaker, microphone, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB 3.0 connectivity. But the real power reportedly lies with its "Joy Ranking Algorithm."
The camera is triggered by a combination of visual and audio cues, in order to capture clips. Then the Joy Ranking Algorithm intelligently sorts through all of these video interactions, saving the best while ditching the rest. At the end of the day, users are presented with the top five memorable moments, all without having to look through gigabytes of video data in order to find it.
All of the video is saved to the company's secure cloud storage service, accessible via a desktop interface or Kiba's free mobile app (available for iOS and Android). From there, users can choose to download clips to a device, share directly to a variety of social media outlets, or schedule Kiba to capture planned events. Multiple Kiba cameras can be added to the app, which automatically aggregates all feeds while also creating separate collections for each device.
Although the Kiba camera can operate on its own, it also responds to voice commands. Users can can say "Kiba, on/off" to remotely power the device, "Kiba, selfie" for an instant photo, "Kiba, record" to record a 30-second video, and maybe most importantly, "Kiba, remember" to save the last 30 seconds that just passed.
The Kiba camera is available for a pre-order price of US$199, which also includes the mount and one free year of cloud storage. Estimated delivery is sometime this June.
Check out the video below a highlight of features.