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HighlightCam Secures Funding and Launches New Mobile App for Social Movie MakingCreate Movies Using Your Own and Shared Mobile Footage; Add Special Effects, Musical Score and Share Final Videos All From Your Phone (November 29, 2011)
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/11 -- HighlightCam, Inc., a 500 Startups & Y Combinator company, today announced the launch of a new application, HighlightCam Social, that allows users to easily create quick mini-movies from their iOS and Android phones, and then share through various social channels. Movie makers can incorporate video and photos from their friends and family, add titles, special effects and music for a complete movie. Built on Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhanced software with advanced mathematical objectives-based video creation algorithms, HighlightCam Social easily and automatically edits user-selected videos.
"With 100+ million mobile devices, generating 100,000+ hours of video every day, there is enormous potential for a simple video editor to help consumers transform video clips to movies worth sharing," said CEO Robert Neivert. "HighlightCam Social allows users to capture those important moments in life, and make them so much more than the average home video. The best part is no one needs to be a production wizard to use it."
FEATURES THAT MAKE HIGHLIGHTCAM SOCIAL A GAME-CHANGER:
- Quick and easy movie making that requires minimal effort from the user
- Options to focus on faces, voice or action within the selected clips
- Automatic detection and editing of most relevant footage for inclusion, makes mobile video fun to watch and share with others
- Auto elimination of poor quality, irrelevant footage
- Special effects such as fades, musical score, titles and color effects such as black and white
- Social sharing with capability to incorporate footage from friends
- One-touch posting to Facebook and YouTube
SERIES A-ROUND FUNDING:
HighlightCam recently closed $3 million in Series A-Round funding led by Quest Venture Partners, a leader in mobile video investments, NTT DOCOMO, INC, and Digital Garage.
"HighlightCam's technological innovation elevates the importance and relevance of mobile video in our lives," said Andrew Ogawa, managing partner and founder of Quest Venture Partners. "HighlightCam Social makes it easy for mobile phone users to truly enjoy creating meaningful and fun videos that they want to share with their social networks."
For more information, please visit: http://www.highlightcam.com/.
HighlightCam, Inc. is a 500 Startups and Y Combinator company founded by MIT and UC Berkeley Ph.Ds to fuse state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and facial recognition algorithms with consumer-friendly video editing applications. HighlightCam's app automatically creates pro-quality minimovies from several unedited videos and photos taken on an Android, iPhone® or iPod® touch. By tagging and social sharing, movies can also contain footage taken by friends and family members. Easily shared on Facebook® or YouTube®, HighlightCam minimovies reduce the complexities of video editing down to the simple push of a button through the software's advanced algorithms and easy-to-use interface.
For more information, visit us at http://highlightcam.com/.
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