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Sugarlock lets you edit your actioncam footage on a TV

The Sugarlock action cam dock lets you edit video footage on a TV
The Sugarlock action cam dock lets you edit video footage on a TV
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The Sugarlock action cam dock lets you edit video footage on a TV
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The Sugarlock action cam dock lets you edit video footage on a TV
Sugarlock uses a smartphone as a remote control
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Sugarlock uses a smartphone as a remote control
The simple-looking interface of the Sugarlock app consists of action buttons and gesture area
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The simple-looking interface of the Sugarlock app consists of action buttons and gesture area
A Indiegogo pledge of US$239 is currently enough to bag a Sugarlock
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A Indiegogo pledge of US$239 is currently enough to bag a Sugarlock
Editing video footage on a TV with the Sugarlock is said to be easier than using traditional software on a computer
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Editing video footage on a TV with the Sugarlock is said to be easier than using traditional software on a computer

Would you be more likely to edit all of that action camera and drone footage you've got sitting on memory cards if you could do it on your TV rather than a computer? That's the logic behind Sugarlock, a video editing box which plugs into your TV and lets you edit and share footage using a smartphone as a remote.

Currently looking for funding on Indiegogo, Sugarlock is billed as an action camera dock, though it's probably better described as a video editing box which plugs into your TV. After connecting it via HDMI, users can view MP4 and MOV footage from SD cards (or microSD with an adapter) or USB, instantly on the big screen.

An Android or iOS smartphone running the Sugarlock app can then also be used to edit footage and share it online. The simple-looking app interface, which consists of action buttons and a gesture area, should make it easy to select clips and edit them together before sharing via ethernet or Wi-Fi. The process promises to be easier than editing footage on a computer.

Editing video footage on a TV with the Sugarlock is said to be easier than using traditional software on a computer
Editing video footage on a TV with the Sugarlock is said to be easier than using traditional software on a computer

The device itself is said to pack a MIPS-based SOC, high performance video processing engine, along with 8 GB of internal scratch space. Video can also be uploaded and stored in the Sugarlock Cloud, with users getting 10 GB storage included free to start them off. Sugarlock currently supports resolutions up to Full HD 1080p 60 fps (frames per second), but 4K support is in the works and said to be coming soon.

There are a number of other feature which are also due to arrive via automatic updates. These include support for music and photo files in addition to video, and a comprehensive selection of sharing options including posting to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

A pledge of US$239 is currently enough to bag a Sugarlock with pricing rising to $259 when early-bird offers run out, which is still cheaper than the proposed $349 retail price. If everything goes to plan, the devices are expected to start shipping in June.

You can check out the Sugarlock promo video below.

Sources: Sugarlock, Indiegogo

Sugarlock Indiegogo Campaign Video (OFFICIAL)

3 comments
exodous
I would rather them make a really good app for either a phone or tablet, you know in a year this will be really slow compared to the latest tablet/phone. Another device for this is pointless when the app can be made to do the same thing and then connected to a TV through HDMI or whatever interface is used.
taylorboebaylor
Exodus -- I don't think an app will do what this does? It looks like this allows you to house and manage the GoPro footage without having to deal with wasting time and space on computer or phone? Plus the footage is too high quality and there's nothing like watching it again on an HDTV. Just my 2 cents! :)
DreaSebastiano-Stanley
Just saw and played with this at SXSW! Pretty great concept with a very user-friendly app. I agree with Taylor though. If this concept was a IPhone app, it would kind of defeat the purpose. This is definitely for people that want to view their footage in high definition (like GoPro or Drone intended) and edit it/share it quickly to their social media- without using the storage on a computer or phone. I also like the idea that the hardware doesn't need to change, but the software will always automatically update itself.