Wizarm: A magic box with PVR, DVR, Media player, Apps, Computer on Android-Linux

Record, play, scale and customize your Full HD digital streams with Wizarm, a nifty high end device with PC like features and performance.
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Wizarm
Technology
Shenzhen
China
7 Team Members
The campaign is over but you can still order a Wizarm from www.wizarm.com 

Wizarm is a neo device, a kind of magic box packed with great features, incredibly powerful but yet as easy to use as your phone when it comes to capturing or recording a 2D or 3D movie clip.

Simply connect any HDMI source device and select Screenshot or Video clip as you would do on your smartphone's camera app, click the button and it starts recording! (as shown above, below and here).

Recorded digital video clips are stored and auto-magically scaled (if required by user) for your immediate or later playback and sharing.

Update 15 Nov. 2013: Wizarm is recording the PS4 HDMI output just like it does on the PS3.

Now you can handle, support, manage and record all latest video standards — from SD to Full HD 1080p60 and up to QuadHD(1440p)!  It redefines the current HD-PVR and DVR paradigm. 

Controlled entirely from a KB/mouse combo, a PS3/X360 pad, an Android phone or even from a Win/Mac/Linux computer, Wizarm combines an innovating recording, pass-through, scaling and overlay processing for digital video, on the Android/Ubuntu platform, with a PC-like connectivity, performance and features.

"There are already lots of devices out in the market that allows consumers to run Android apps on their TV, some even priced as low as $30, but none might be as powerful as the Wizarm" - TheDroidGuy.com

"While the specs alone are enough to help set this box apart from the crowd, the ability to act as a high-definition digital video recorder is probably its most unusual characteristic" - Liliputing.com

"It can process and store recorded video, as well as capture and enhance the video signal with features like scaling and overlay processing. Starting at $259, the box is touted for offering some features found only on PC video capture cards that cost hundreds of dollars more." - Linuxgizmos.com

"The possibilities are exceptionals and beyond the current standards of digital players, workstations and Android game consoles, the Wizarm offers a real platform to become more than just a DVR, ...The Holy Grail of TV box is at your fingertips" - MiniMachines.net (in french)

Are you looking for playing games, browsing the net or running apps and media center on the big Full or Quad HD screen? Either the standard/classic use or the most advanced one like streaming, scaling, capturing, recording, overlay. Wizarm provides them all into one powerful weapon of mass entertainment.

Wizarm is fully open source with a monthly independent and rewarded dev contest as an incentive to bring creativity around its hardware magic. Rooted out of the box and super easy (4 screws) to access either the Mainboard or the SATA3 SSD HDD bay on the other side. Completely silent with a passive cooling system. 

 

Wizarm have the hardware design to fully take advantage of its inner magic, with SATA3 (for SSD HDD 2″5), 6 USB ports (2x USB3.0), SDHC/SDXC connector, Display port output, HDMI input/output connectors, Microphone and earphone connectors, Optical Sound, Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, IR and more…

Featuring the almighty Exynos5 Dual Core ARM Cortex A15 up to 2 GHz (also found on the Nexus10), a quad core ARM Mali T604 GPU @ 533 MHz, 2 GB RAM (DDR3) and 16GB on board eMMC 4.5, Wizarm is nothing but smooth, fluid and responsive.

We believe that everyone — not just the professionals or the wealthy — should have the ability to properly convert, scale, customize and record digital streams. We engaged in the product and user experience design of Wizarm with the following principles in mind:

Digital recording should not be frustrating or hard. Wizarm provides a bleeding marvelous HDMI input that feeds the Camera input of the Exynos5 SoC. Never before handling of digital video stream has been that easy! Retrieve your incoming video stream from most of the camera software available for android phone or tablet. If you can use a smartphone, you can use Wizarm.

An amazing pro scaler is included thus allowing a whole new type of digital control, whatever digital input is throw in, end users now have the ability to determine the output resolution of their choice, while still having the capability to determine a similar or different recording resolution. It’s flexible and versatile!

Looking to add some fun or informative content to your digital stream, WiZARM is giving you that possibility; freely choose the on screen location to add graphics, web elements, picture in picture and more. Create a truly unique and customized digital stream for you, your friends or your internet audience.

 

 

We set out to change the game in the PVR/DVR and android STB market by designing a synergistic solution that brings brand new features and addresses the major consumer pain points of existing products.

Wizarm provides state of the art PVR/DVR and capture features while giving the ability to the users to benefit of various others advanced features such as Scaling, Overlay, Media center, Gaming, Computer, Dev. Board.

Here's a breakdown of the perks you can choose from when you support this campaign (select your perk from the sidebar at the top of this page). All perks listed below include at least one brand new Wizarm.

In addition to our core team, briefly presented in our first video above, we've assembled and still looking to expand, an incredible group of engineers, designers, and industry experts who are collaborating with us to create the best possible hardware. 

Wizarm is hiring! Software&hardware engineers, talented people, brillant hackers: come join our core team! E-mail us at jobs@wizarm.com

We are citizens of the world, we love our children and we respect human beings and their dignity. For those obvious reasons, we selected a Taiwan located factory for the Wizarm production. Also, we carefully selected 99% of the Wizarm components in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea exclusively. Not only a sign of quality, it's a sign of respect towards the human dignity. 

 

 

We currently have several working prototypes on Android 4.2 and we're now focused on:

  • Polishing the Android software for release on the final product
  • Developing mobile app for remote control and wireless stream
  • Developing the recovery/backup/format/partition tools and menu.
  • Adding Ubuntu

We will soon begin the process of:

  • Designing packaging
  • Getting product certifications
  • Tooling
  • Materials procurement
  • Mass Production

We have been working on Wizarm for the past 18 months and we've come a long way. But now we need your help. Your support will allow us to initiate tooling and order components for manufacturing so we can make Wizarm available to you and the thousands of people who have never before had a digital recording solution. Let's make our digital life easier, our TV smarter and our streams brighter — together.

So why should you support us?

  • Be the first to get one (and we mean it).
  • You're looking for a digital companion, a secondary computer to handle some tasks such as capturing, web, email, ftp, games, streaming and so on...
  • You’ve never had DVR/PVR, digital recording solution, smart mediacenter, android stb before and think it’s awesome to have a simple and beautiful way to connect and enjoy your equipment.

There is quite a few great things possible when the production reaches successful numbers, if our campaign ever goes beyond expectations, we will be able to provide exciting bodywork and stand for your Wizarm.

If such wizardry ever happens, thanx to your support, we will contact all the magicians out there that make it happen, so they can select a bodywork or color of their choice.



Do you own a popular website or do you have a massive social network? If that's your case, then the chance are high that you could simply win a free Wizarm. At the end of the indiegogo campaign, we will announce the TOP5 referrers. Those 5 best referrers will get a Wizarm for FREE! Please make sure that you are logged in to Indiegogo — that's the only way we can track how many people follow the links you share! Share the Wizarm page on twitter, facebook, google+ or any way you want to use the links right below the video.


  1. RECORDING & STREAMING (format, options, devices, etc)
  2. TECHNICAL (Cert, Specs, power/voltage)
  3. WILL IT WORK WITH (my phone, my other device)
  4. CAN I USE IT IN ‘THIS’ WAY (storage, cloud)
  5. OTHER QUESTIONS

1a: Can the Wizarm records the HDMI output from a device such as the PS3 or the PS4?

We have a quick video answer to that question, check it out: here

Note: Recording and streaming can be done from most of the android camera recording or camera streaming softwares. We will of course provide our own version as well!

1b: Will the wizarm record any output from the cable box and in what format?

Yes! Not only from a HDMI STB, but from any HDMI sources. The format is defined by the user, you can input 1080p, display 1080p on the TV and record at 1080p all at the same time, but you can also decide to input 1080p, display 1080i and record 720p, the magic is in YOUR hands!

1c: Will the wizarm record and playback a 3D signal?

Yes! Side-by-side and Top-Bottom already work just fine. The team is working on adding support for Framepacked movies because the line count is larger than a normal frame (2250 lines) also some general tweaking are necessary for the 3D output to offer the proper 3D infoframes. We are on it!

2a: Are you planning to achieve Google’s Android certification such that it can use the Google Play Store?

Sure, our final device will be submitted to google cert, however the outcome cannot be guaranteed yet.

3a: Will you have all the same functionality on iPhone/iPad and Android devices to work with Wizarm?

We are working on our android app to take advantage of the Wizarm inner magic, once done the next step will be to release a similar software for iOS device.

3b: Would one browse the web over Wizarm using the android mobile version of Firefox, Opera, etc?

Yes, Firefox, Chrome, Opera or the default web browser, they will all work just fine.

4a: Will the wizarm connect between an hd cablebox/dvr and not affect the functions of the cable box…e.g., will the wizarm be a passive pass through of the cablebox/dvr functions when not in use?

Absolutely! You can watch your HDMI stream in fullscreen without any interaction from the Wizarm or you can watch it with/without scaling, with/without recording, with/without overlay, it's totally up to you!

5a: What are the shipping costs?

Take it easy, Worldwide Shipping charges in Express with tracking are FREE. Wherever you live, there is no extra charge. It's all inclusive.

5b: What are the challenges?

We are doing something that has never been done before: a completely revolutionary way of handling digital stream like nothing else in the market. While there may be manufacturing and production delays outside of our control, we promise timely and transparent communication throughout the process. Soon, Wizarm devices will be running the HD show at homes and connecting people's equipment like never before.

Any more questions? Ask away!

Join the Wiz Army!

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    2 WIZARM DEVICES

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    BETA TESTER / DEV

    Love being first? Want to play a role in the software's shape and start using Wizarm before it goes to market? We will send you a Wizarm board and debug board so you can be part of beta tester and software developer group! And don't worry, when the final devices come out, you will get one of those too. Plus the SUPPORTER and MAGIC FUNDER rewards above (Free Worldwide shipping in Express with tracking number is included)

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    25 Wizarm Devices. Own a company, small store or retail website? You can be the first to own and give out this magical new device to others. Your Wizarm devices cost $250 instead of $299. (Free Worldwide shipping in Express with tracking number is included)

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    THE ANGEL LIST

    The entire production run of Wizarm will have your name/username engraved into it (and of course you will get one). We will invite you and a friend to a private dinner before our launch party with our inner circle of developers and designers. And, of course, we'll love you forever.

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