Roughly three months after it was launched for iPhone and iPod touch, Google has released its YouTube Capture app for iPad and iPad mini users. iPad and iPad mini users can now use the app to record a video, add elements like background music to it, and also carry out auto-correction and auto stabilisation, before uploading the video to YouTube. In addition to uploading videos to YouTube, users can share it to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ at the same time.
At the time of its launch in December, Reed Morse, Software Engineer, YouTube, had said that the app is the search giant's attempt at speeding up recording, enhancing and sharing videos for users to share with their friends or the whole world.
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The app is ready to record as soon as you open it. Once you are done filming your video, you can write a caption, select the audience you want to share it with and then hit Share. The video continues to be uploaded in the background, even if you have minimised the app. Users can decide the audience they want to share their video with – be it private (only the user can see it), unlisted (only those with a link to the video will be able to view it) or public.
There are many enemies of a good video, shaky hands being one. As a solution to this common problem, the app allows users to touch up the video with YouTube enhancements. Users can even trim the length and add free background music from YouTube. These edits can be added to existing YouTube videos on a user's device, and these can be reverted later on YouTube.com. Interestingly, the app will remind the user to rotate their phone to a horizontal position while recording the video. This way, not only will the videos be of high quality, it will also be devoid of the “Vertical Video Syndrome”.
The iPad version of the app is up for grabs on the iTunes store. YouTube Capture app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad and iPad mini. To be able to use this app, users will need devices running iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.
Rumours about a subscription-based music streaming service by YouTube are gathering steam, too and it looks like it won’t be too long before it comes to life. Google seems to be working on a YouTube feature that will offer subscription-based service even as Google Play has sought license to stream music. According to a Fortune report, the planning for the YouTube streaming service is going ahead full steam with a negotiating team and an operating unit of its own. The service, however, is bound to overlap with Google’s other pet music project on Google Play for Android.
Publish date: March 15, 2013 12:56 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 9:59 am