Google releases YouTube Capture for iPhone

Google has released YouTube Capture, an app dedicated to recording videos for quick upload to YouTube, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter simultaneously. You can also touch up your videos with color correction, stabilization, trimming, and music tracks.

One of the best features of YouTube Capture is not so much for the user, but everyone else who will watch the recorded videos -- forced landscape recording! A disappointing feature of YouTube Capture, however, is that the highest quality of video you can record is 720p even if you're using a device that supports 1080p.

Google has done a great job with YouTube Capture, but given its basic functionality, I can't help but wonder why they just didn't add these feature to the official YouTube app instead of requiring that users use two different apps.

Have you had a chance to try out Google Capture, yet? What do you think? Will you use it even though it doesn't support 1080p?

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Google releases YouTube Capture for iPhone


That forced landscape is a good idea. I wish there was a serious competitor to YouTube, though. Vimeo is not it.

yeah i love when you take a video, then copy it to your computer and it's fricken upside down. It really wouldn't be that hard to maybe stick a blinking text message that flashes "UPSIDE DOWN" when you're video will turn out upside down.

This app is very helpful and make it easier to upload vids to youtube and other social networks at the same time, but there is lack of features that I found one of them is:
Every time before Uploading vids to youtube on my iphobe I edit my vids using imovie and sometimes I have to add an intro but unfortunately this app does not let me to edit it and it is lack of editing feature