The Kiba Camera Aims to Change How We Record Home Videos

Imagine if you could record your life. Everything you said, everything you did, available in a perfect memory store at your fingertips so you could go back and find memorable moments and relive them or sift through traces of time and discover patterns in your own life that previously had gone un-discovered.

This is the opening of Deb Roy’s TED talk on how he setup a camera recording system within his home to record the first 3 years of his Son’s life. It’s a great talk that details of the system he created and and very interesting to see the insights he gained from what he calls the ultimate memory machine. I remember when I first watched video, thinking about how great it would be to have this ability in my home.

I’ve written several times about wearable cameras for personal lifelogging and they continue to evolve and get better. Narrative, which is one of the top camera’s in this category, will soon be releasing the second version of their popular “Clip” which will be capturing video in addition to photos.


I recently discovered Kiba which is taking a new approach by transforming our notion of home videos and bringing them into the lifelogging era. They are releasing a camera that continually records while you go about your day and then creates custom videos of the highlights it captures automatically. It uses an algorithm to create five twenty second clips each day and sends them to your mobile device. It can also stitch videos together and let you share them on social networks. You can also schedule specific events to be recorded as well. It accepts voice commands and can be used to take photos. Videos are recorded directly to the camera and can be stored in the cloud.

I really like the idea behind Kiba as it should provide an innovative way to capture life’s moments to help build a a better home video library. If you think about how we capture home videos today it’s in a very active manner with all participants as actors knowing that they’re being filmed. By passively recording all the time in a home setting, it should provide the ability to capture natural behaviors and add a new dimension to home videos. It should also capture moments that would otherwise be lost.

You can learn more and pre-order the Kiba now at a discounted price of $199 (normally $329) with an estimated delivery date of June 2016.


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