Vyclone a mobile startup worth keeping an eye on
After the $1 billion purchase of Instagram by Facebook, the tech community has been looking at mobile video applications to be the next big thing. Like Instagram, Socialcam and a handful of other video application are pushing hard to lead the way in the industry in hopes for a big buyout. Most of these video applications have replicated what Instagram has developed however, instead of a user is capturing images they can record video. In these video applications users capture video, edit, add filters, and share to the app’s specific community while easily sharing their videos on other social networks of their choice. But is this really the future of social video? A new startup called Vyclone is looking to turn this preconceived notion of “social video” on its head by actually making the capturing and editing of video a social activity.
Vyclone works by automatically collecting video shot from multiple mobile devices in a single area, and then combining those feeds into one, with cuts interspersed automatically to switch the angle from which you’re seeing the action. Vyclone does all the heavy lifting via proprietary algorithms; all individual movie-makers need to do is point and shoot, and the resulting video is automatically time-synced with feeds from other Vyclone users in the immediate vicinity. If the feed and cuts that are automatically generated from combined Vyclone sources aren’t what a user was looking for, they can also dig in and do some manual editing, using a simple touch and tap interface to select between feeds.
Vyclone is an LA based startup however they’ve just released their beta in the UK where their development team is based. They’re mainly working on debugging the application before the release in the U.S. which is rumored to be within this calendar year. This is going to be a startup to watch! Vyclone approach on mobile social video could lead into a very power tool for people to diseminate.