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Mona SabetBy Mona Sabet
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Mona SabetBy Mona Sabet
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About

Meet VIBLIO! She’s your intelligent personal video library.

We’re creating VIBLIO so you’ll be able to filter through your videos to find collections or clips to share or create albums with. Today we let you filter your videos by the people in them. Help us kickstart our auto-activity-filtering project. We'll give you the ability to automatically search for certain activities shown in your videos, such as all your soccer or skiing videos, or all your videos with animals in them! 

VIBLIO tags
VIBLIO tags

We have already proved our technology with one activity – VIBLIO can now recognize videos of soccer games. This kickstarter project is about building up a library of 20 activities that can automatically be detected in videos! If you back us, you can also help us choose the activities

Our Story 

You know when you decide to clean out a cupboard and you discover old letters, pictures and other memories you forgot you had and you end up spending the entire time looking at all your stuff instead of cleaning it up? 

mess of important memories
mess of important memories

Well, that happened to me a little more than a year ago, except I was trying to organize all my videos. Instead of organizing them, I spent hours opening them up one at a time to find out what was inside. That’s when I decided there must be something out there already that tags my videos for me so I can find them more easily than this. 

Turns out I was wrong.  :(   There’s no shortage of devices that store my videos and services that suck up all my video files into some mystical data-dump in the cloud - but that doesn’t make my videos any more accessible

So I teamed up with a couple of awesome developers who also love shooting videos and we set out to build the first intelligent video library

Now what we’re setting out to do is hard stuff. We’re building video recognition engines that can look at a video and develop pretty good assessments about what’s going on in the video. Is it a video of a soccer game? a birthday party? a beach vacation? skiing? swimming? We love hard problems. And tagging videos automatically is a hard problem! 

What do you want to automatically search for? Tell us and we’ll add your vote. 

But it’s not enough to just find my videos. I want to do stuff with them.

If we just build a video recognition engine, we might be able to license it to really large multi-media companies. But that doesn’t help me – or you – with our own video collections. So we realized we needed to build an entire video solution – one that’s focused on people who take videos that are personal – meaning not to be shared with 1/10 th of the planet! 

oversharing
oversharing

 …I’m more the kind of person that likes keeping my personal stuff within my friends and family. 

With VIBLIO, you can create your own private shared albums for your friends and family to share videos they have taken around an event, whether it’s a casual social event like a ski trip or a life transition like an anniversary. Everyone in the group can have their own private video library, and at the same time can grant controlled access of their specific videos of an event to the group’s shared video album. 

VIBLIO does videos different!

VIBLIO does video different because:

1. SHE PLAYS TAG WELL: In VIBLIO, you can create video albums around people you know, places you have been (what we do today), and activities you have done (what we’re kickstarting). We do this with VIBLIO Magic Tagging™ technology.

2. SHE CONTROLS THE SPREAD: You don’t have to have copies of your videos in a bunch of different places anymore. Don’t email or txt a copy to someone – just send a link. Don’t put a copy of your video on Facebook’s server – just link it from your private VIBLIO account.

3. SHE’S A COMMUNITY BUILDER: VIBLIO makes it easy for a group of you to put videos you each took into a common album that all of you can look at.

4. SHE’S OK WITH YOU BEING IN CONTROL: VIBLIO makes it easy for you to remove your video from any place you posted it to or anyone you shared it with, as long as you did it through VIBLIO.

Easy to manage; easy to find; easy to build private group albums; easy to delete. VIBLIO videos are practically self-organizing!

Current project status and project timeline

We have already created a VIBLIO beta product that helps organize your videos by person, place or date. Try us out at https://viblio.com.  We're looking for your feedback! 

We have also built out an alpha of our first activity recognition detector - our Soccer Magic Tagging™ engine. 

Our next steps are: 

1. Build out the infrastructure for efficiently adding new engines 

3. Train a total of 20 activities that our supporters want us to automatically detect 

4. Integrate our new activity recognition engines into the VIBLIO platform for you to use. 

We expect to be able to complete these milestones in 10 months. We will use the money raised from our Kickstarter campaign to help fund development of our activity recognition technology. 

Privacy

We built VIBLIO because privacy is important to us. That’s why we don’t use platforms like YouTube and Facebook to manage our own video collections.

VIBLIO keeps your videos private until you decide to share people with someone, and then they are only shared with those people you specifically select.

We won’t use your videos, face or other identifying information for our marketing purposes unless you explicitly (which for us does not mean embedded in our terms of use) give us permission.

A bit about us...

Mona
Mona

MONA loves taking videos of her kids, her trips and her friends.  She’s a Canadian transplant in Silicon Valley who has been advising software companies of all sizes for longer than she’d like to admit.  She’s an expert in technology transactions and business development.

Matt
Matt

MATT loves computer games and optimization problems!  He’s a math, physics and computer science graduate, with years of experience in databases, scalability and software development.  He is fascinated by how video can be used to connect people.

Andy
Andy

 ANDY has been designing and coding web technology platforms for nearly as long as they’ve been around!He built and ran engineering infrastructures at various technology companies in the California Bay Area.He has a love for product designs that people love to use.

Here’s what we believe

At VIBLIO, we believe in the power of video technology to disrupt the way we connect and collaborate in small groups and communities. And we believe the first step to getting there is developing the power to search videos as easily as consumers can now search text.

Risks and challenges

There are risks with any big project like VIBLIO. The VIBLIO team is working hard to address risks before they arise, but here are a few you should be aware of.

Technology - We have already shown that our technology works in concept with many activities and in commercial application with one. But there are likely some activities that will not work as well with our technology as others. However, the VIBLIO team is determined and creative and we believe VIBLIO has the capability to add enough automated tagging that everyone will find some value from it.

Adoption - Our product is cool but it's our customers who will keep VIBLIO alive. This is a new project and we need people to sign up to the VIBLIO platform if it is going to grow and succeed.

Pricing - Unlike many other apps and online services, VIBLIO will be subscription based, not ad supported. That is because we believe that consumers should be able to benefit from new online technology without having to give up their privacy. However, consumers have also been trained to expect online services for free. While we believe that consumers are getting more sensitive about how large services are using their information and would pay for a service that does not sell their data, we won't know for sure until we launch our paid subscriptions.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Don’t have much to spend, but think VIBLIO is a cool idea? At $1 you will receive not only our gratitude, you’ll also get to vote in our poll of what activities VIBLIO should recognize first.

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    You will get access to VIBLIO’s closed beta, so you and the friends you share with can immediately start uploading and privately sharing your videos before anyone else. Cooler still, we’ll give you a unique VIBLIO avatar on your VIBLIO account letting everyone know you’ve been with VIBLIO from the beginning!

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    You’ll get your very own limited VIBLIO kickstarter backers only t-shirt!

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    You’ll get all the rewards at the $5 pledge level, plus a one free year subscription to VIBLIO for up to 50 GB of video storage!

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    VIBLIO IS MORE FUN WITH FRIENDS! At this level, you’ll not only get all the rewards at the $50 level, but you’ll also be able to give a one year VIBLIO subscription to a friend.

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    EARLY ACCESS TO ACTIVITY DETECTOR: Want to try automatic activity tagging on your own video collection? At this level, you will get early access to run one of our top 10 activity detectors over up to 20GB of your video collection. We'll also tell you where in the videos we detected the activity. You will also get one year of VIBLIO services for your 20GB video library.

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    Bandwidth Saver Level! Are you a digital archivist? Do you have hundreds of videos on your computer? At this level, you’ll get
    (1) all the rewards at the $80 pledge level,
    (2) plus the limited VIBLIO kickstarter backers only t-shirt,
    (3) PLUS we’ll send you a 64 GB USB flash drive and a prepaid return envelope: you send us your videos and we’ll load them into our system, tag them and give your priority support during your free one year subscription.

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Funding period

- (45 days)