Graava action cam automatically finds best clips

Sensors and software are used to locate the most interesting scenes and edit them into a highlights video

Graava is an action cam that uses sensors and software to automatically detect the best scenes in a video and edit them into a highlights clip.

Graava is an action cam that uses sensors and software to automatically detect the best scenes in a video and edit them into a highlights clip.

A U.S. startup has developed a smart action camera that can automatically find the most exciting parts of a video and weave them together.

Graava uses sensors and software to detect the best scenes and can upload the edited version of the video to the cloud.

Aside from everyday action cam use, the device could be particularly useful for videos of road rage incidents like one recently recorded in England that has been viewed over 4 million times.

The camera links to a smartphone app through which users can specify the length of the edited version of a video. For instance, they can tell the app to summarize three hours of recordings into a 2-minute clip.

The camera's algorithms will analyze the sensor data highlights, such as a sudden increase in recorded sound, to pick the best scenes from the footage. Users are notified when the edit is ready for sharing through social media.

The software isn't perfect, of course, and can miss scenes that users think are interesting. Users can browse the recording and manually add the scenes they want with a drag and drop interface.

About the size of a pack of cigarettes, Graava is small and light enough to attach to a baseball cap. It's equipped with an accelerometer, gyro sensor, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, as well as a speaker and microphones. It can also take heart rate monitor data from smartwatches including Apple Watch.

The image sensor can shoot 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second (fps) or 720p resolution video at 60 fps. The former will drain the battery in about three hours. To recharge it, the camera can be placed on a wireless charging mat.

Optional accessories include wall-mounting brackets so the camera can be used as a home monitor.

The Graava camera is available for a limited time at US$249, with shipping scheduled for February 2016. An optional subscription service allows users to store videos in the cloud and automatically combine recordings from multiple cameras into one video clip.

Tim Hornyak covers Japan and emerging technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Tim on Twitter at @robotopia.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags consumer electronicsGraava

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tim Hornyak

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?