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Whisteo has developed a powerful, easy-to-use technology that allows you to put a live video of yourself green-screened (like your local weatherman) over almost anything! Our professional product, Aedify, is now in trials with some top universities and online courseware creators in the country, and we’re now poised to launch our consumer product, Chromapose.

Chromapose is the consumer version of our technology we developed here at Whisteo to bring the power of green-screening to a much wider user base than just video professionals or prosumers with mad skills and thousands of dollars to burn.

Chromapose will allow you and your friends to embed fun and fanciful videos of yourself – freely moving on the page over your e-mails, your e-cards, your social networks, business communications and more. With your help, Whisteo will launch Chromapose, with you getting pre-launch access and other special privileges and rewards!

Chromapose:

Have you ever seen someone walking across their website delivering a message?  How about someone delivering a finely crafted presentation with the slides behind them? Isn't this the most powerful way of delivering a message? This type of video production is called green-screen video, or, by pros, chroma key and it can cost thousands of dollars to produce.  It requires a green screen studio, fancy software and the skills to make it happen.  That is until now!  Chromapose has taken away the need for the studio, software, skills and high cost! 

Imagine if you had these capabilities to put yourself on top your emails, evites, website, social networks or other videos?  How awesome would that be? You could even place these videos on top of your PowerPoint presentations or create a book trailer or even stream your videos live.  Chromapose does all of this – we’re giving you the power to make your communications personal, unique, engaging and fun! All you need is a iPhone, Android, web cam, or any recording device, a wall, Chromapose, and you!

Chromapose will allow you to record yourself (or others, or anything) in front of any reasonably solid color wall at your house and office. No video studio required! Our service then masks out the background with an easy to use interface.  You can place the video on a background of your own choosing, one from our photo and video gallery, or no background at all – you can strut around your e-mails and videos like nobody’s business! Once the video is recorded, and processed, you can share your video anywhere!

Chromapose is more than a simply chroma key video suite. Of course, we have easy to use editing tools to clean up the videos and add fun effects but we have even more! Chromapose is currently ntegrating a gesture recognition piece into our suite to allow individuals to create the most innovative presentations and video on the web. Users will be able to switch out backgrounds with a flick of a finger, scribble on the screen, throw snow balls, the sky is the limit!

Chromapose will be made available as a service at various levels, depending on the amount of bandwidth you think you will use.  One thing is for sure, though – as a Kickstarter supporter, you’ll get the best deal of anyone!

How It Works:

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The above demo shows off how easy the chroma key technology is to use and how clear of a masking a user is able to obtain.  It does not show the full extent of technology or user interface.

Cloud Based Platform:

The cool thing about Chromapose is that the process is completely cloud based. It won't bog down your computer because it doesn’t require a specific type of hardware. Simply record your video, add your backgrounds, and share it with the world. Because of the power of the cloud, Chromapose will render your video in real time! Not only is your video ready as soon as you are done recording it but there are many other features afforded to you because of the capabilities of real time rendering.

Simple Point and Click Usability:

Our goal was to build the most user friendly online video platform on the market today. Chromapose is a direct reflection of that and offers our users a truly simple interface that is intuitive to use.  You do not need to do anything to eliminate the background, just step in front of the camera...REALLY!  Our amazing algorithm will remove as many colors as it takes to get a perfect masking. Then you have the option to do edits, and share the video almost anywhere you choose!

Developer's Perspective:

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The Team:

 
 

Chroma Community: 

Here you will have the opportunity to tell us what you think about Chromapose.  Offer suggestions, ask questions, and give us the harsh critiques that we need to hear. The Chroma Community is not only for a place to share discussion about Chromapose - it is also to share your fabulous videos made with your chroma key video suite.  We will be spotlighting the top rated videos.  Of course we are, what else is a community for?!?

Completion:

We will use the funds to create the tools needed for the delivery of the e-cards, evites, emails and streaming video, algorithm improvements incorporated into a native application, testing and improving on bandwidth issues, and honing our system security so the videos are well protected.  We plan to have this all complete and ready to deliver by September 2014.

Rewards:

We hope you are as excited about our rewards as we are.  We worked very hard to think up creative ways to thank you for helping us.  We thought it was important that everyone who supported us had first access to Chromapose and the ability to give us our first feedback.  We didn't want our supporters to just become an email list, we wanted you to know how important we feel your support is and how much we appreciate you! 

Now, onto the pesky little terms and conditions:

(1) When it comes to the videos that we will share:   No sexually explicit content. No animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, or bomb making. No graphic or gratuitous violence.  Nothing that is intended to gross-out, disgust or shock.  All materials in the video must be owned by you or you must be authorized to use them. No hateful speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity. Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate will not be promoted by us.  

(2) When it comes to the hardware that we will be giving out:  We intend to reward supporters with the hardware that was noted, however we may end up sending a similar camera with the same specifications.  Also, we will work with Mac users to figure out the type of Mac you are using and get you an equivalent Webcam, too! :)

(3) When it comes to the phone calls and/or video chats:  We will call and schedule times with you to for the calls or video chats.  All phone calls are 30 minutes, except Reward Number 11.  Supporters of Reward Number 11 have (1) one hour phone call/video chat with Lindsay Preston and (30) minute phone call/video chat with Don Tyler.  

(4) When it comes to Reward Number 12:  These wonderfully generous supporters will receive (1) one hour phone call/video chat with Lindsay Preston after she reviews their script.  They will receive (1) two hour call/video chat with Don Tyler to discuss the filming of their video (may be divided into 2 calls).  Don Tyler will come to the supporters city to film the video.  The supporter may also chose to come to an agreed location.  All costs of making the video are the responsibility of the supporter.  Videos scripts must meet the requirements of terms and condition number 1, listed above.  

We hope you understand that we had to clarify a few details when it came to the rewards.  We are really excited to offer you these amazing prizes and look forward to work with you on bringing your incredible projects to life.  We know you are going to love working with our chroma key production suite!

Much Appreciation:

Thank you so much for taking the time to find out more about our Chromapose Kickstarter campaign! We would greatly appreciate your support in helping us bring Chromapose to life. We would be eternally grateful to you!

Hugs,

Lindsay

Risks and challenges

We are an experienced team that has not only delivered numerous software projects but we have been working together for several years to perfect our core technology and to launch Aedify. We will do our absolute best to make this project happen on time and on spec.

The schedule we have laid out is conservative in estimating for development. It should be easy to meet the deadline because we do have a working software and we have already architected the software that needs to be built and we have begun to aggregate the needed assets.

However, we are experienced and we know unexpected things happen in projects like this; we're prepared for the unexpected and we will work to make sure that this project happens despite any obstacles that may appear.

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    Become a beta tester and part of our Chroma Community. You will get to create 1 Chromapose video. You will be able to use 10 images from our collection of amazing backgrounds (or as many of your own images as you would like) and share it by way of email to up to a hundred people!

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    Become a beta tester and part of our Chroma Community. We will give you 50 images from our collection of photographs and artwork to use in your videos. You will be able to create 5 videos and share them via email or evites to 200 people or share them on your social networks.

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    Includes REWARD # 4, PLUS -- you will receive a virtual meet and greet where you will have the opportunity to video chat with the developers and creators of Chromapose.

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    Create 2 professional looking book trailers. You can use up to 50 of our images or any of your own. Share it across any all of your social networks and on your website. We will also market your book trailers for 2 weeks!

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    Includes REWARD # 5 PLUS - we will also provide you with a TeckNet® 1080P HD Webcam With Built-in Microphone (or equivalent). This is a higher quality webcam with digital, noise-canceling microphone helps improve speech quality.

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    Includes REWARD # 6, PLUS - we will also feature and help promote your videos for 2 weeks! (terms and conditions apply)

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    Create 3 professional looking book trailers. You can use up to 50 of our images or any of your own. Share it across any all of your social networks and on your website. We will also market your book trailer for 2 weeks for each of your book trailers. We will also send out a press release for each of your book trailers!

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    Includes REWARD #7, PLUS - All good videos start with a script or copy of some sort. With this reward you will receive a free script consultation or edit of your project. We will also offer a 30 minute video chat to discuss your project or anything else you may be interested in talking about. Remember, we love feedback! You will be able to make 30 videos and share them with 1,000 friends. We will feature and promote each video you make for 2 weeks! (terms and conditions apply)

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    Includes REWARD #8, PLUS - unlimited videos for 1 year.

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    Includes REWARD #9, PLUS - you will be able to live stream your Chromapose videos for up to 50 people for 3 months.

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    Includes REWARD # 10, PLUS - You will also have the opportunity to have a consultation with both Lindsay Preston on creating the perfect story and screenplay and Don Tyler on everything you need to know about crafting the perfect video. Can't wait to see your final product! (terms and conditions apply)

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    Includes Reward # 10, Plus - You will also have the opportunity to have a video directed by an award winning music video director, Don Tyler. With this comes a free review of your screenplay by Lindsay Preston, creator of Chromapose and writer.

    Don will come to you and you will have one full day and 2 hours via video chat to work with a director to create the perfect video...or at least to get you on your way. This will be a once and a lifetime experience to learn from an expert!

    Keep your Chrome Member status for life. Have right to all first releases. We will market the heck out of your video! And be sure you will have first place spots in the community for an entire month! (terms and conditions apply)

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