February 17th, 2014
Now you can capture HD video of the emotional, life-changing moment when she says, “Yes,” with an innovative engagement ring box called the Ring Cam.
By simply pushing a button on the ring box, the romantic suitor can record up to 20 minutes of video in 720p high-definition format. The auto-focus, wide-angle lens is mounted near the ring, so the priceless reaction shots are seen from the ring's point of view.
Thanks to the Ring Cam, couples will be able to relive one of the happiest occasions of their lives, share the moment with family and friends… and preserve the memories for generations to come.
The Ring Cam, which is a customized cherry wood, velvet-wrapped engagement ring box outfitted with a lot of cutting-edge video technology, is the brainchild of six Hope College graduates.
“We’ve had a lot of friends get engaged in the last five or six months,” marketing manager Sam Tzou told the Holland Sentinel, a Michigan-based publication located in the same town as Hope College. “In listening to their stories, how excited they are and all the things they do getting ready to propose, we thought, ‘How awesome would it be to capture that moment on video?’”
The Ring Cam also has an important audio component. “You can push the button while the ring is in your pocket and [capture] the [proposal] speech so the whole experience is recorded,” Tzou added.
The ring boxes may be rented for $85. The fee includes a video editing service that combines the live Ring Cam proposal footage with background music and still photos provided by the newly engaged couple. The resulting montage is a one-of-kind video keepsake.
The Ring Cam concept was the result of a Hope College senior engineering project. From there, it migrated to the school’s 10-week summer incubator program, where the project was refined.
For the past 16 months, the six Hope College graduate have been preparing to bring the Ring Cam to market. The project was partly financed with an infusion from Start Garden, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based program that “seeds” would-be entrepreneurs’ innovative ideas with $5,000 investments.
Tzou told the Holland Sentinel that the next generation of Ring Cam boxes will include a lighting device for capturing marriage proposals at dusk or in low-light situations.
Learn more about the Ring Cam at www.getringcam.com.