In this day and age, it has never been more easy to use technology to capture a moment forever whether it be professional or social in content. It could a single second captured in a photo or minutes captured on film. These memories and experiences are ones you will want to share and show off. The best thing about technology and video capture these days, is that you can carry it with you wherever you go, usually in mobile phone form! This article looks at three exciting and useful video phone apps that help you shoot the moment, edit it and share it with those who matter most.

YouTube

This app is so obvious it can sometimes be over looked. YouTube is so universal that it really is one of the best apps to use to get your
videos shared and watched. Everyone has heard of it and everyone knows how to use it which gives you the best fighting chance of getting your videos seen. Most smart phones come with YouTube as a pre-installed app making it easily accessible and easy to use.  All you have to do is take your video on your phone, connect to WiFi or 3G, select to share it and choose YouTube as it’s destination. No need to download, install and faff around, it’s quick and it’s simple! This is excellent news for people who want simplicity or maybe feel less comfortable with more advanced  technology. For just the basics, with out any fancy editing techniques or headache inducing complications, YouTube really is all you need for the most simple of video phone apps.

Vimeo

Arguably a rival to YouTube, Vimeo is again a universal app that can be manually downloaded onto most smart phones. It also allows for easy access to social media sites which means you can send your videos to various sites such as Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter from Vimeo itself thus saving time and getting more coverage. Vimeo allows you to not only share your phone videos but also gives you statistics for them as well. For example, you can easily see how many times your videos have been viewed, how many comments they each have and how many likes and subscribers you have.  It’s also useful for people who like like to use their phones for watching other peoples videos. You can create a watch later queue if you are a hard core video watcher! This is a great social based video app that covers all basis you need to know how popular your videos are, connect with others and really engage with other video lovers.

Videocam Illusion Pro

Videocam Illusion Pro is an independent app that can be found and bought in mobile phone app stores such as Apple’s iTunes and  the Android Market. This nifty little app allows you to not only record videos, but also  lets you apply effects to them in real time, eg, whilst recording them! With a wide range of filters, effects and recording speeds which can be used at any time during recording real time videos, you really will make original and wonderful videos that will be must see. Don’t fancy using a filter of effect in full? Then don’t! You can apply as much of an effect as you like depending on your desired needs! This gives you excellent quality control over your video productions so you don’t have to sacrifice your finished product for over embellished effects! Once you have made your special effects recording, you can then use your phone to upload it anywhere you like. This gives you unique editing software on the go as as well as publishing ability, it’s a neat all rounder.

Conclusion

Video capture and publishing needs are down to the individual and what they need and want out of it. Finding the right apps for you and your needs is what is important. For low key users who don’t want any fuss or hassle then simple apps like YouTube are best. For people who like their video statistics and knowing the impact they have on their audience, apps like Vimeo allow you to track and engage so you know your videos are being seen, by who and how often. And for the more adventurous or professional video fans, apps that allow you to edit, improve, filter, change, update and upload, then independent apps like Videocam Illusion Pro are best. But like I said, it’s all about what suits your needs so get out there and look around!