Pivo is a tiny robotic assistant that holds your phone and acts as your cameraman. The handy little device enables you to create professional-looking videos, photos and GIFs all by yourself, and it offers functionality that even another human could not provide. At its core, Pivo is a small robotic pod that is able to rotate a phone in a variety of ways, allowing you to capture video and photos hands-free, leaving you free to perform, demonstrate or pose unencumbered.
The device pairs with the Pivo App, which features a number of tools that allow you to create different styles of photos and videos quickly and simply. Some of the more unique features include a “VS. Mode” which rotates the camera back-and-forth between two individuals quickly, and a motion timelapse feature that records a timelapse in a panorama-like video. The app is able to quickly stitch together photos, allowing you to appear multiple times in the same photo with a feature called “Many Me.” It enables you to create an easy cinemagraph GIF by combining a photo and a looped video. Pivo also provides face and object tracking, making the recording of demonstrations and performances into a one-person job. If you want to demonstrate or perform live online, the Pivo App is able to live stream to over 30 different platforms at once.
You can order Pivo on kickstarter now until January 10th, 2019. Your Pivo order would come with the Pivo device, the Pivo app, case and remote control (as shown above). Add-ons include GoPro mount, turntable and lightbox for the device.