A few hundred million iPhone users mean many millions of video clips on YouTube. If you thought it was easy to capture a video and upload to YouTube before, the step-by-step is even easier with Google’s official YouTube Capture video camera app.
Goodbye Vertical Videos
As iPhone camera apps go, YouTube Capture is short on features, and long on simplicity. Point the camera, shoot the video, tap to upload.
Uploading a video isn’t limited to YouTube, either. Capture uploads to Google+ (surprise, right?) as well as Facebook and Twitter.
There are a few common buzzword worthy functions built into YouTube Capture.
Videos can be touched up with color correction. There’s also built-in image stabilization.
And, thoughtfully, you can trim video and add music tracks. Don’t worry about mastering complicated controls. They’re most turn on or off, set it and forget it.
You’re not likely to get lost in the controls, either. Each control is clearly labeled and requires nothing more than a touch.
Capture may be the fastest way to take a video, make a video, and upload a video on the iPhone.
Not bad for free, right?
What’s Google’s incentive to provide a decent social network and sharing video camera app?
It starts with the account sign-in process. Google wants to know who you are (hence the upload options for YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Twitter).
Using Capture means Google will now know more about you, what you do, where you are, and gain more information from your friends and family members as they flock to your uploaded video clips.
One nice thing about Capture, though. You’re gently prodded to use your iPhone in landscape mode, not vertical mode. Maybe this will be the beginning of the end for vertical videos.
Sadly, the YouTube Capture promotional video could have used some inspiration from Apple and a little more color and imagination.