YouTube has introduced YouTube Capture, an iOS app that lets you shoot videos and then share them on social networks.
The app, which is set to go live Monday afternoon, will make it easier to upload videos from your iPhone. Features include color correction, stabilization and editing. You can also add free background music from YouTube and write a caption. The app also reminds you to rotate your phone to avoid “vertical video syndrome.” So far, there’s no Android version of YouTube Capture. The company has not indicated when one will be available.
YouTube’s current iOS app is strictly for viewing. However, with an iPhone or iPad, you can easily shoot video and upload it to YouTube. YouTube Capture just removes a step or two. The introduction comes after Apple dumped YouTube as a standard app in iOS. YouTube released a new version of the app in September that featured a much better selection of videos than the previous iteration.
The latest release will doubtlessly be closely watched by startups like Viddy and Socialcam that are based on creating short videos and sharing them on social networks, but also by Vimeo, whose iOS app was recently updated to include the ability to shoot and share videos.
Thanking Todd Wasserman for the this article.