Fly (Alumni Demo)
Fly is a fast and elegant new way to craft videos, and the NYTM has been very, very good for this startup. They first presented at the October 2012 meetup, and High Line Venture Partner’s Shana Fisher, who happened to be in the room, wrote them a check. The app took 2-1/2 years to develop – and saw 750k downloads over the summer. It’s not quite the same app that those of us who saw it demoed in 2012 were privy to (it was originally intended to make multi-angle videos, then synchronize the streams). Now it’s the fastest video editor there is for the iPhone, and allows user to edit videos, swipe to do dissolves, tap with two fingers to do split screen. It also lets you do a picture within a picture – all with zero rending time. You can also import other videos and play them sequentially. Or grab B roll, which you can then incorporate into the screen, as if you’re doing a newscast. Oh, and they never did give up on the multi angle idea. It’s still in there, too.
And in the words of King Lear (Edmund, actually): the wheel has come full circle.