Reliving the past, today
Benjamin Button captures intimate moments and edits them in real time.
Sometimes, the act of documenting the family’s key childhood moments can be difficult, and for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes, it’s because you’ve forgotten your camera or it ran out of battery. Other times, you have too many videos, and you’re not really sure how best to edit and combine them together to form a cohesive story.
Well, one man set out to change the way we capture special moments. Ultimately, his quest led him to create the Benjamin Button. Named after the titular character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story and David Fincher’s film, Benjamin Button is a kidfriendly HD video camera that’s capable of capturing, culling, and editing video. Specifically, it begins to record the minute you clip it to any article of clothing (for up to three hours), and when you plug it in to recharge, that’s when it begins to automatically process and edit the video through a combination of face detection, sound recognition, and human activity.
"We wanted to create a product that made it possible for parents to be free to focus on enjoying time together with their child, rather than operating a camera. That's exactly what Benjamin Button does! Our long-term goal is to create an ecosystem around family memories and create a revolution in parenting by allowing parents and their kids to spend time together and capture and keep memories for future generations to enjoy,” Dominik Orfanus, CEO of Benjamin Button, said about the device.
The Benjamin Button camera records, culls, and edits video – all on its own!