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Computer Vision / Twilio: Clipper - Text a Screenshot or URL of a Video & We'll Text You a Video Clip to Download

technoplato profile image Michael Lustig - halfjew22@gmail.com Updated on ・3 min read

What I built

Clipper - Text a Screenshot or URL of a Video & We'll Text You a Video Clip to Download

I'm very excited that I've finished my first pass at Clipper, an app I've been wanting to make for a while and finally used the hackathon as an excuse to do so.

I love watching long podcasts and whatnot on YouTube, and it's nice that you can share a video at a start time, but I never found that satisfactory to share with friends. With Clipper, you can share a screenshot of the video you're watching and Clipper will download and send you a clip of that video. You can also share the URL of the video with Clipper. Clipper has only been thoroughly tested with YouTube screenshots. It will definitely work with most video URLs though if shared via text.

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Interesting Integrations

Demo Link

Clipper

Link to Code

https://github.com/technoplato/Clipper

How I built it (what's the stack? did I run into issues or discover something new along the way?)

  • Flask
    • handles servery stuff
  • RabbitMQ
    • handles doing the heavy lifting
  • Google Cloud Vision
    • helps magically turn screenshots into video clips

Additional Resources/Info

All of the below were helpful in getting this prototype functional. I need to organize them but will just plop them for now:

IN ACTION

GIFS COMING SOON (this is because I don't know Markdown well) --> Screenshot + Accompanying Text

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