Clone TV have been crowned winners of the first ever business startup award in the EDM industry.
The company develops software to automate unmanned cameras for live streaming events. They won the award during EDMbiz, held last month in Las Vegas during EDC Weekend.
Over 200 applicants entered the competition, but Clone made it to the top after impressing judges including Brian Zisk of SF Music Tech, Larry Marcus of Walden Venture Capital, Paul Resnikoff of Digital Music News, Rachel Springate of Enright, Ryan Mac of Forbes, Brian Furano of Rothenberg Ventures and John Boyle of Insomniac.
The event was shot, captured and streamed by one person with an iPad 1800 miles from the venue.
Clone CEO, Doug Wuff speaks passionately about the problem that his business solves; “The reason you can’t come home, click an app on your SmartTV, and see live club performances from around the world is the cost of production is too prohibitive. We solve this problem using software algorithms that make robotic cameras move like humans, and replicate the entire workflow of a manned crew. This means no booms, satellite trucks, or six camera guys in a club shooting video. Not at all. Think inconspicuous camera system, software on an iPad, and a fully automated workflow.”
Clone TV are now in the process of launching a live video network focussing on electronic music. DJ Mag is a partner to this venture and will soon bring you a live channel to broadcast live streams from global clubs placed in the Top 100 Clubs poll.
“Winning EDMBiz is a huge honour” Doug continues, “we look forward to our collaboration with DJ Mag to create a 24/7 live EDM TV channel.”
Expect to hear a lot more about Clone TV in the coming months. In the mean time, check them out online at clone.tv/.