Graava Camera

The first Artificial Intelligence video camera

Meet Graava, the video camera that edits itself. We first came across this post on Mashable today introducing a self-editing video camera that uses AI to capture and save those important moments in film.

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As someone who has been editing video for many years using many different systems, this claims to take the grilling task of viewing frame-by-frame footage to remove the boring crap and leave in the interesting bits. This would be left to actually see how smart it is. According to Graava this is how the editing works:

After returning from a day recording video outdoors, you use the App on your smart phone to tell Graava what you want to do with it (for example, summarize 3 hours of video in a 2-minute clip). Then you drop the camera in the charger and go to bed. Graava will detect that it has power, activate Wi-Fi connectivity and automatically synchronize and edit the video for you. You get a notification when the clip is available and ready to share. Graava use its AI algorithms and the sensor data recorded by the camera to automatically pick the best scenes from the raw video footage.


Technical Specifications

  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion 1100mAh, 3,7V
  • Battery Life: Video 1080p estimated time 3 hours (with Wi-Fi off)
  • Wireless Charging built-in
  • ARM Dual core processor
  • Water resistant, not waterproof
  • Heart Rate monitor

I can’t find what the storage capacity is (compared to GoPro’s 64GB).

Other Features

Advanced edition let you browse interesting scenes and customize the final cut with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Another interesting feature is social video. Apparently footage from two or more Graavas can be seamlessly and automatically combined to show multiple point-of-views in the same final video clip. That is impressive! Graava has built-in movement and acceleration sensors and uses the data collected by them to enable auto-editing of video. The camera can also take heartbeat data to support auto-edition, using data from an external monitor.

Here is some of the auto-edited footage from a 4 + minute motorcycle ride (I realize they were riding for effect, but don’t ride abreast, it’s just stupid)

Currently selling for $249.00 (list price $399.00 – same as GoPro Hero 4) looks like it could be an actual contender.

Graava vs GoPro

Graava specs

Graava Specs

GoPro Hero 4 specs

GoPro Hero 4 specs

Oh ya, and it doubles as a home security camera simply by tapping the home monitor mode.

First glance looks impressive, although I would be interested to see video in different conditions, lighting and motion and angles to make any choice.

What do you think, would you buy an AI camera that self-edits?

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