These days, if you ask a group of young kids what they wanna be when they grow up, they're far more likely to say "a YouTuber" than a doctor. Which isn't surprising. Everyone's addicted to videos, largely because of just how easy it is to shoot and edit them on your phone, and share them via the millions of available platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and every other social network that lets you share in seconds.
Video broadcasting is also bang on trend, with innovative offerings like Periscope and Meerkat leading the way, making not only video sharing a social thang, but shooting and the editing part too.
And there are tons of apps that celebrate collaborative video editing. We've selected our 5 favorite iPhone offerings for creating, editing, and enjoying group video projects.
If a picture is worth more than a thousand words, a video has gotta be worth a gazillion. That's the premise that Vyclone is built on, a social network through which event attendees can each upload their own video footage to come together as one, big group video filmed from different angles. The video editing part is instant. Users need only upload their clips, and Vyclone does the rest for you.
You can, of course, also follow other users, browse content via tags, and save your favorites. A perfect app for capturing concerts, filming footy matches, and recording those special moments.
With Mixbit, users can each record a clip of a maximum of 16 seconds, which can then be clipped on to other 'mixbits' to create one, long video mashup. Unlike Vyclone, in Mixbit you're in control of the editing process, and clips needn't be related to the same event.
Users can even clip their mixbits onto remixes created by other users, and use mixbits submitted by other users to add to their own creations. There's a ton of social features too: you can view other user videos, comment, share, and follow the author.
JumpCam from Social Studio is a great alternative to Mixbit, though it's focus is more on private video editing. Create and edit videos together with friends and family, inviting them to add their own clips. filters, music, to create the perfect recording of that special event. Once you're done with your creations, you can share them on your timeline.
Riff is Facebook's way into the video editing market, and a cheeky way of trying to have you upload and share more videos on your timeline. Riff is based on the same idea as all of those viral videos and photos you constantly see on your Facebook feed (think the Ice Bucket Challenge and others).
With Riff, you shoot a short clip (max. 20 seconds) featuring a certain topic to either start a video chain or build off of one already created by any of your Facebook friends. As long as a friend of yours joins the chain, their contacts will be able to add new content, as so forth and so on, causing a mass, snowball effect.
Last but not least is Sympler, a fresh new collaborative editing app which is currently only available on iPhone. Following the same thread as Mixbit, the app is all about sampling various clips to create remixes. The difference in Sympler is that it not only features user uploads, but also music videos, gags, and vines for you to combine with your clips.
This highly entertaining app lets you collaboratively edit your vids with audio and overlay images, for you to later share on your favorite social networks.