360-degree media is a new exciting wave, breaking out of the frame of traditional photography and video by capturing everything around a source and giving a dynamic viewing experience. Early on, not many 360-degree cameras were easily accessible and would cost thousands of dollars but now there are more and more 360-degree mobile attachments with a growing amount of smart devices ready to record in the format out of the box.
We previously reported on the Pie app that allows you to make and share 360-degree media, but Collect is a new video editor for mobile devices that’s a timely addition to the ecosystem as the popularity of the format grows.
The growth of 360-degree media is largely invested in the mobile market where it can permeate across social media and get into the hands of the most people. With that, a mobile solution for editing is needed as 360-video has had to be moved to a computer for modifications and Collect is looking to be that solution. Collect utilizes the smart device’s touch interface to provide an easy to use and robust editor so that users can merge, rearrange, trim, add effects and filters, and even add music to multiple clips.
“The premise is simple: we are releasing a powerful yet simple to use tool, that allows 360 intuitive creation and unleashes the creativity that this new medium allows to any enthusiast, not just professionals,” says Oliver Pecha. “Few finger taps and done!” Pecha and Mateus Zitelli are the Silicon Valley BoostVC-backed creators responsible for this new application and they’re hoping they have a winner on their hands.
If the fluidity that’s shown in the video promoting the app is reflected in the actual program, it looks like Collect embodies the best of apps like Instagram and Snapchat with a simple collection of mods for your content and a simple interface. We’ll just have to wait and see how many people embrace the format altogether.