A video book is a high quality photo book, with leather binding. Nothing exceptional so far. Except, when you flip the pages, the images move, in the form of high resolution videos – sound included. An apparently simple object, that combines concepts we are familiar with – a book, a video – but together makes an appealing product for private individuals and especially high profile companies.
A VideoBook can be used to present a product, for example, or preserve precious memories of special events like a wedding or the trip of a lifetime. Much of the memories and documents in general that we produce today are digital, that means they are intangible or immaterial. Unlike old photos on paper, it is not easy to go back and look at those memories or browse through your favourite and most relevant moments in life.
A VideoBook solves this problem by integrating moving images in an object that can be physically browsed through and shared with family, friends, and clients. The German based startup Memperience was founded as a family business by three brothers: Manuel, Cedric, and Julian – who appears in this interview. Putting the book together posed several technical challenges due to the very limited space offered by the thin pages, and especially by the fact that the pages need to be turning. The book requires no cables or plugs, as charging is wireless.
Special thanks to Jeff Willens for the audio processing.