We had the opportunity to speak with Chris Hamer CEO/Founder of CrowdFlik at Techcrunch Disrupt NY. CrowdFlik is the fastest and easiest way to edit and share video on your smartphone. CrowdFlik automatically synchronizes multiple video feeds and gives users an intuitive interface to easily create and share multiple, custom edits from the best scenes and angles by simply tapping the desired scenes. CrowdFlik seamlessly stitches the scenes together creating a professional quality video giving anyone with a smartphone the ability to simply make better videos.
CrowdFlik is the free video app (iOS, Android, BlackBerry) that organizes and synchronizes copies of shared video at events giving consumers an easy way to edit, share and collect video using clips from the best scenes and angles.
CrowdFlik gives brands a powerful tool to harness UGC while creating a deeper customer engagement during and after the events they sponsor. CrowdFlik content is organized in Branded Content Channels for continued consumer engagement.
Every year billions of people film millions of events with their mobile devices. Unfortunately, they often miss great shots or have a less than optimal camera angle or they may have missed the event entirely. Odds are that someone captured the desired but missed moments. There is currently no way for all of those filmers standing side-by-side and throughout an event to share and/or make use of everyone’s captured video.
CrowdFlik provides the simple, easy to use smartphone app that makes all of this captured video infinitely more useable. By the end of 2015 there will be 2 Billion smartphones in the world.Each year in the US – 225 million guests attend 1.25 million weddings,485 million go to High School Sports events, 320 million go to Professional Sport events, 500 million go to live music events….everyone is capturing video but brands rarely get access to this captured video – nor do the fans. CrowdFlik connects brings together video so that anyone can make better content.
CrowdFlik is three video tools in one easy-to-use app:
1) Video Capture- Synchronize and Upload
2) Video Edit and Share
3) Video Watch, Share and Collect.
CrowdFlik enables everyone to make and share better video.
CrowdFlik’s unique video synchronization, edit and share process has uses in many applications beyond its impact to the User Generated Content landscape.
Game designers created the CrowdFlik edit platform to be the ultimate ‘gamification’ of video turning every event into a multi–camera shoot.
CrowdFlik puts you in the director’s chair allowing you to create, view, save and share multiple custom edits of synchronized crowd sourced video.
How do I use CrowdFlik?
CrowdFlik is very easy to use.
1) You probably already know how to download a FREE app.
2) Open the APP and explore.
3) Create your account using your Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Also pretty easy.
3) When you are ready to record video – simply tap the record button in the APP to open the native video camera in your device. CrowdFlik automatically uploads a copy of your video and saves a copy to your phone. CrowdFlik is pretty smart – the upload won’t happen until you get to a WIFI zone so that you won’t blow through your monthly data plan. You can change this in the ‘settings’ if you want.
4) Since CrowdFlik synchronizes multiple devices based on location – the APP will prompt you to confirm the event that you are attending (or to create a new event) so that you and others are all sharing video of the same event.