What is Whisper?

Whisper is a second screen technology that enables media creators to display content on mobile devices at specific spots in the timeline.

Whisper enables filmmakers to insert customized content that is displayed on a mobile device synchronized with their movie.

Whisper can be used in any video editing environment and allows you to synchronize content with quarter second accuracy.

How it Works

The Magic of Watermarking

Whisper works by a boring process known as audio watermarking. Audio watermarking is the process of inserting inaudible audio into a piece of content that only an app like Whisper knows about. When the content is played back on a TV, computer, or the radio, the Whisper app detects the hidden signals and displays your content.

Whisper fits easily into your current video editing workflow. The process of inserting watermarks into your content is drag and drop onto your timeline where you want the watermark to be detected.

When creating content for use with Whisper, you create a watermark for each time you want the Whisper app to do something. Your watermark can open up a web page, display some custom HTML, run some Javascript, or even vibrate the phone.

Anything that you can do on a web page you can do in a Whisper watermark. Play sounds, display images, link to your web store, etc. – the possibilities are endless.

Features and Ideas

What can you do with Whisper?

Behind the Scenes

Give your audience more info about your content and creative process

Behind the Scenes

Display additional content such as outtakes, gag images, etc. Let your audience see the magic that is your creative process.

Polls

Create interactive polls and let your audience vote.

Polls

Gain feedback from your audience by allowing them to vote on your content.

Marketing

Allow your viewers to purchase the merchandise seen in your content

Marketing

Link to your online store or use an affiliate link to monetize your merchandise

Easy Social Sharing

Allow your audience to share your content with others

Socially Integrated

Increase exposure by allowing your viewers to share any of your watermark content with others on Facebook and Twitter.

Director's Commentary

Provide your users with real time commentary while they watch your content.

Real Time Sync'd Commentary

Give your users a personal view of your content by adding timed commentary to your second screen experience.

Gaming

Add a gaming component to your movies using Whisper's real time synchronization

Gameify your Content

With a little bit of Javascript magic, you can easily turn your second screen experience into a game that your viewers can participate in.

The Whisper Process

Real Time Second Screen

Whisper will listen and when the sections of your content where you have watermarks are played, it will display your content and notify the user.

Our watermarking technology is resilient to background noise and echo, so wherever the venue, if there is Whisper content being played, the audience will know.

Start Creating

Endless Opportunities

Whisper doesn’t enforce any type of user interface – you are free to create content as simple or complicated as you like; if it will work in a web browser, it will work in Whisper.

  • Gather Audience Metrics
  • Production Stills
  • Link to Downloads
  • Grant Access to Hidden Content
  • Encourage Audience Participation
Start Creating

Whisper in the Wild

See what some creative types have come up with using Whisper.

Download and start the Whisper app before watching.

The Whisper Cafe

About Us

Passionate Tech People

Here at Whisper, we’re a bunch of geeks that love watching movies and making cool apps. We have been involved in the second screen industry in different ways for a few years and we wanted to make something that was accessible to every filmmaker out there. We don’t believe high prices should deter creative people from making awesome second screen experiences.

Skills We Use in Decibels

Creativitiy 68db
Passion 79db
Humor 56db
Coffee 100db

The Core Whisper Team

Patrick Greene

I guess you could say I have 0s and 1s in my blood and yes it’s true, I dream in code. I have been coding since I was in diapers and I have the picture to prove it. Available upon request.

I wrote the first second screen audio watermark engine for the Commodore 64 in 1985 at the age of 4

At that time, second screen technology meant hauling around a CRT monitor and a Commodore + tape drive attachment, but how awesome was it to see “GREAT SCOTT” on the monitor in monospace goodness synchronized with Back to the Future.

When I’m not dreaming up new apps and breathing the life of code into them, I spend those 5 minutes with my loving wife and 8 children.

Jim

It all started with late nights in a dark basement playing Wolfenstein 3D and Leisure Suit Larry. I finally upgraded to Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and am ready to make the leap to mobile technology. My degree in Art History is sure to make me a leader in the industry.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching horror movies and HGTV. My social life is important to me, which is why I don’t go out much, because it reminds me that I don’t have one. Unless you count swiping right to every candidate on Tinder. With that said, I’m dedicating my time to the technology to bring second screen content to your screen.

Alex Harrington

The details of my life are quite inconsequential.

Where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet.

My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we’d make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really.

At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it’s breathtaking, I suggest you try it.

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