If you’ve ever become frustrated with the middle step of uploading a video to YouTube through the site’s browser, today is your lucky day. YouTube has introduced the YouTube Capture app for iPod touch or iPhone that allows you to upload videos instantly to YouTube after filming. You also have the option to share to other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ simultaneously with the upload process.
The app was introduced today in a YouTube blog post, which can basically do it all: capture, enhance and share all from one app. YouTube Capture can continue uploading even if it is minimized, and it will remind you to rotate your phone to a horizontal position for filming, so videos are high-quality and free of “Vertical Video Syndrome,” a hilarious but true “PSA” about filming videos vertically, therefore cutting off the video frame and giving users no freedom for fixing and/or editing.
There are also YouTube enhancements for corrections such as color and stabilization, or there are options to trim the length and add free background music from YouTube. These enhancements are also available on existing videos on your device, and you can always undo enhancements later on YouTube.com.
Videos can be set to private, unlisted or public. It’s available today on the App Store and is coming soon to Android.
It’s about time YouTube joined the world of video sharing apps. Apps such as Viddy, Cinemagram and Vimeo are popular examples of apps that let you enhance, edit and share videos. Even Snapchat, an app that has gained tremendous popularity, has added video capabilities, although the videos aren’t intended for sharing.