Startup rolls out customized real estate videos

Onvedeo's VidGenie includes professional narration, full-motion local video, broker branding

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Real estate startup Onvedeo has expanded from hosting and syndicating uploaded real estate videos to generating them for brokerages. Launched at this week’s Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, Onvedeo’s VidGenie is designed to replace often low-quality, auto-generated slideshows with branded, customized video that not only includes photos, but also full-motion video of a brokerage’s local area, professional narration using a brokerage’s own script, and a cameo from the listing agent or broker, said Onvedeo’s founder and CEO Boubou Guiro. “We’re making it easy to have auto-generated, quality video that is relevant to the company, broker and location,” he said. VidGenie is available at a rate of $99 per month for 50 standard-definition videos or $199 per month for 50 high-definition videos. Onvedeo gives brokerages a code to put on their websites that allows Onvedeo to pull listing information to use in the videos and automatical...