Groovideo helps users create videos with friends

[] Cupertino, California – Groovideo’s web and iPhone apps, launched out of Silicon Valley Accelerator UpWest Labs, will enable groups to create videos while each person recording their own video segment separately. The application then automatically collects the different videos and edits them into one collaborative video, aiming to simplify the process while integrating fun effects and soundtrack.

As the holidays creep up, everyone seems to be looking for new and innovative ways to let loved ones know that they care. Thus, Groovideo is providing our users with new, high-tech ways to celebrate and connect with friends and family both locally and around the world.

The idea for Groovideo came from the founders’ personal attempt to assemble videos with friends for a special occasion. They quickly realized that they needed to schedule, record, and finally work long hours to edit the video. One more challenge was that some of their friends were scattered around the world making it difficult to implement.

Groovideo offers a simple solution to creating group videos. Users select the content they want in the video from a template of music and elements, and send Facebook invitations to friends who are then instructed on what to record.

These instructions, designed to simplify the video editing process, relay the specific nature of the video greeting and the allotted time frame to record. Each invitee records their own part using their mobile devices, and with each new participant joining the video is automatically reedited into a new video featuring them inside.

Groovideo’s unique editing algorithm combines both high-end image prepossessing algorithms and special editing heuristics. The team worked with top-notch video editors and created different kind of templates and editing algorithms for different kinds of videos. The end result is very unique and it can be automatically reedited into different kinds of videos from the same footage.

Groovideo is aimed for users who want to record video greetings for special occasions. It is starting with occasion-based videos because it is fun and emotionally engaging for our users. However users who currently engage with this product already requesting added features and providing the team with more exciting ideas for future use cases.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3/4/5 gen) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 13.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Groovideo 4.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.Groovideo 4.5
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Groovideo was founded in Tel Aviv in 2011 by a group of creative entrepreneurs with a simple vision: To make people happy. The Tel Aviv based startup raised its initial seed from Israel’s Cedar Ventures. Following their time at UpWest Labs they are now actively working between Silicon Valley and Israel in expanding their market reach. Copyright (C) 2012 Groovideo. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Mark Johnson
Media Director
United States
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