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App of the week for Journalists – Klip, a great new iPhone app for video sharing

App of the week: Klip

Operating systems: Apple – Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Cost: Free

What is it and how is it of use to journalists? Klip launched last week (20 September) as a video sharing app for iPhone. There are plenty of video apps out there but this stands out for several reasons. Not only does it offer a great user experience, with fast video streaming, pleasing swipes and a phone shake action that fast-forwards through videos, it has features that are really handy for any journalist who shoots footage from an iPhone.

You can record footage directly from Klip or add a video that you have recorded using another app, then trim the video and share to Twitter, Facebook, by email or upload to YouTube. For journalists who want a quick way of trimming and uploading to YouTube, which can be embedded in a blog or news story, this is really valuable.


You have the option to geolocate the video, add hashtags and self-shoot as you can flip the camera without moving the phone and record footage of yourself.

Another useful feature is the fact that an emailed clip appears within a player in the recipient’s email. This could be a useful way of alerting the newsdesk and giving them a preview of your footage.

Reviews: iTunes has not yet received enough ratings to provide the average.

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