Shred Video (YC S15) Instantly Turns Raw GoPro Video Into A Cinema-Quality Sports Movie

by Alexis Ohanian7/21/2015

If you go to any ski mountain or surf spot these days, it seems like just about everyone has a GoPro video camera or an iPhone out to document their best moves. But it’s much easier to passively shoot hours of video than it is to fish out the highlights and edit it all down to something watchable.

That’s where Shred Video comes in. Shred Video is a startup in our Summer 2015 class with an app that makes it as easy to compose a cinema-quality movie from raw action sports footage as it is to upload photos to a photo album.

TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook wrote about Shred Video in a story today:

“Shred Video, a new startup launching out of Y Combinator, allows
users to take footage from their iPhone, GoPro or drone and simply match
it with a song from the user’s iTunes library. That’s all. Shred Video
does the rest of the work.

Taking into account the acceleration of the camera itself, Shred
Video can pin-point the moments of action for surfers, snowboarders,
skaters and other acceleration-based sports to highlight all of the
coolest clips in your footage. And beyond that, Shred Video matches
those epic moments with the beat-drop of the song.”

Shred Video does its magic in around just 10 seconds — it’s pretty amazing to watch. You can see Shred Video in action in the video embedded at the bottom of this post, and read more about the company and its technology in TechCrunch here.


  • Alexis Ohanian