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App of the week for journalists: Vyclone, for video from different angles

App of the week: Vyclone

Devices: iPhone

Cost: Free

What is it? Vyclone is an app at that allows up to four phones to record footage of the same event, then automatically stitches snippets of each separate recording together to form a multi-angled video of the same event.

How is it of use to journalists?

This app was nominated by journalism student Sam Kirwan (@Journoable on Twitter) who says Vyclone is a great way of getting footage of a protest or an event (Olympics footage, anyone?) from several angles.

It’s a great way to get up to four separate angles or perspectives on a single event in a quick, easy, user-friendly way, eliminating the need for post-production. Ideal for journalists covering an event as footage can easily be posted to websites and social networks in an instant.

 

Kirwin adds:

It’s quick, easy, and ingenious. Plus Ashton Kutcher invested in it, for what that’s worth! It’s a great app though, ideal for concerts, protests, and so on.

One option users have is to search for other Vyclone users in the same area, creating a multi-angled video with contributions from the crowd.

Have you got a favourite app that you use as a journalist? Fill in this form to nominate an app for Journalism.co.uk’s app of the week for journalists.

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