Part of the Y combiner In the 2016 winter class, REVL just launched a smart action camera that solves the two worst problems with action cams: shaky footage and a cumbersome editing process.
The REVL was developed by former NASA engineers, Sikorsky and HP Arc has a built-in motorized gimbal to align the camera’s view of the horizon.
The 4K camera is also waterproof up to 10 feet, offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and has a rechargeable battery that allows a 4K recording time of 90 minutes.
Arc also includes built-in altitude, speed, and rotation sensors that can detect activity and provide intelligent recommendations for the best footage to be captured. For example, the editing algorithm can take telemetry captured from an hour-long piste and pull out and show the clips where the skier jumped or made a track, leaving boring footage in the background.
This smart editing is done through the REVL app, which focuses on providing a quick feature to edit, share and share recordings. The editing platform also pays homage to Snapchat’s filters by allowing users to overlay telemetry such as altitude and speed over the recorded video.
In addition to YC, the supporters include Bill Tai, James Lindenbaum and the co-founder of Google Maps, Lars Rasmussen, who have provided a total of 2 million US dollars in start-up capital.
The camera launches today on Indiegogo and will ship in December 2016.