YouTube has just launched Capture, its own video recording, enhancing and sharing iOS app. Through the app, users can record a video, make minor adjustments, and share it through YouTube, Google+, Facebook, or Twitter. The app emphasizes speed and convenience, letting you shoot and upload a video in as little as three taps. YouTube Capture is now available in the App Store and they’re also working on an Android port that will be released in the future.
YouTube Capture can either use existing footage from your camera roll or a newly shot video to apply minor tweaks such as applying automatic color correction, stabilize shaky footage, trimming, and applying background music. The app also has a handy landscape function that reminds you to rotate your phone to a horizontal position so you don’t get “Vertical Video Syndrome“.
After applying the changes you want, you can write a caption and choose which social networks you want to share the video with. You can also set its privacy setting to private (only you can see it), unlisted (only people with the link can see it), or public (everyone can see it). The video will then upload in the background, even if you minimize the app.
Even though Apple and Google have not been on good terms, Google has continually released excellent apps for iOS recently, for example the release of the standalone version of Google Maps.