One trend at TechCrunch revolved around finding new uses for all those smartphones we carry which sport increasingly impressive video capabilities. One Startup Alley hopeful, CrowdFlik, is developing an app for iOS and Android devices that enables users to create and share custom edits of crowd-sourced video. The CrowdFlik app will allow users who are signed in at a particular event, for example, to upload videos from that event. The company has received $800k from investors to date.
Then what happens is "magical", according to CEO Chris Hamer, who is interviewed here. Using a time-base created from precise signals generated by the Naval Observatory, the Crowdflik app stitches all the videos together to make one fluid video, even though it's created from lots of different movie clips shot from a variety of users.
Crowdflik users will be able to see all of the videos aggregated and stitched together or browse the variety of videos shot from different users. The app is still in beta, but should be completed soon, according to New Jersey-based CEO Hamer.