Shooting an iPhone video with your fiends just got a lot more interesting. Meet Vyclone, a social video creation, collaboration, and sharing app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Available Thursday, the app lets two or more users create a collaborative video with others who are also shooting an iPhone video in physical proximity to them even if you're not friends with or even aware the other people are shooting a video.
The result is an almost instant multi-angle video of an event that you'll swear was created by a professional video editor.
"Working as a musician for years, I noticed that people were always taking video of their favorite
moments of each concert, but there was no way for them to share their different viewpoints with
each other," said co-founder and chief creative officer Joe Sumner. "We created Vyclone to
solve that problem and the result is something that goes far beyond concerts to finding a new
medium for expression."
To do its magic, Vyclone uses the GPS in your iPhone to determine your location. If you're recording a video with the app at the same time and place as another person, then the app will automatically edit together your two videos into one ultimate video mix. Bring four people together in the same spot and Vycone will combine all four video streams into a single synchronized mix.
Filters such as sepia and black & white can be added to videos while you're shooting them to give them a unique look.
Once you're done recording - videos are currently limited to one minute in length you'll have the option to make the finished product available for just your crew (people you're linked to on Vyclone), the Crowd (people who were around you when the video was recorded), or Everyone.
Finished videos can be shared in one tap on Facebook and Twitter as well as saved to the camera roll on your iPhone or iPod touch.
You can upload your video clip with tags or a comment. Uploads can be done right after you're done shooting over your phone's data connection, but can also be saved within Vyclone to upload later when you're connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot or have a more reliable data connection.
Once uploaded Vyclone will find people who were near you at the time of shooting and automatically edit together your videos into one multi-shot completed video. If you don't like the automatic edit, you can also manually adjust it with Vyclone's built-in video editor.
Much like you can with other video and photo sharing apps, Vyclone also has a gallery of videos created by others on the app you can browse through, allowing you to see at a glance what videos are popular at the moment, as well as what videos Vyclone has decided to feature.
All public videos can be re-edited by alone. So, if you see a video and think you could do a better job, you have the option to do so.
If you're at a concert or event, a nearby feature on the app will let you see what other Vyclone movies have been created near the space you're in. The feature could also come in handy if you're traveling somewhere new and want to get a sense of what's going on around you.
Vyclone is currently available for iOS only, and is available now for free from the App Store.
You can check out some of the amazing videos people have already created by visiting Vyclone's website.
What do you think of Vyclone? When could you see shooting a multi-camera video useful? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.