A new app is ready for you on the Apple Store. It is Vyclone, an app that takes advantage of the location and time information attached to shootings you take with your iPhone.
Suppose you are watching a sport game and shooting. As you, there may b tens, hundreds of other spectators shooting the same event, although each one from a different position. Here comes Vyclone.
You can ask Vyclone to mash ups, in a completely automated way, your shooting with those of three other people that were filming at your same time. It can be done instantly, provided you and the others have an Internet connection, like a WiFi, and are on Vyclone as well, or it can be done the next day or the next year. Vyclone checks the location and time stamp on your video and looks for identical data in other video.
Then it mashes up the clips together providing a movies resulting from a multi camera shoot. It keeps one of the sound tracks so that you don’t get a confusing audio.
The effect is really nice, as you can see in the video below. Of course, once created, you can post the video to your social network, YouTube and the likes.
The present limitation of mashing up a maximum of four movies is going to be relaxed in the future, according to Joe Summer, one of the founder of Vyclone, who is also the Chief Creative Officer (CCO, I like the new acronym), and the system can scale up to accommodate several more cameras.
What I like is this idea of social shooting and the possibility to create something through crowd sourcing. It makes the world so much more connected and let eat of us see it with some others’ eyes. Also, I can imagine in the future that the mash ups will actually be producing as many layers as there are movies so that when you watch it you can decide to take the images from a different camera. Of course that would make the resulting film much bigger in terms of Bytes (but who cares tray about a file size?) and also much more demanding in terms of bandwidth if you are planning to stream it (but who’s gonna care about bandwidth in a few years time?).