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YouTube releases Capture app for iPad and iPad Mini

iPad users can now cut out the middle man when posting videos to YouTube; the site's Capture app is now available for the iPad and iPad mini.

After filming a video, users can add auto colour correction, auto stabilisation, trimming, and music, then instantly upload it to YouTube, as either a private or private video, and link to Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

The app launched for the iPhone and iPod touch in December. "Life moves fast. To speed up recording, enhancing and sharing videos with your friends or the whole world, you can now use the YouTube Capture app," YouTube said at the time.

The app adds existing features from YouTube Editor and Enhancements, a toolbox of free features that help creators make better videos. Once the app is downloaded, users are asked to sign in with a Google account, then create a YouTube channel.

Capture for iPhone or iPod comes alive only when the device is flipped into landscape mode, a feature that avoids narrow portrait-length videos, which can be turned off in the Settings.

Like most video devices, the app works by tapping the circular red button to start and stop recording. Once ended, Google will offer the option to make the video private or public, share it on social networks, or enhance the video. Users can also shorten a video and add free music from YouTube before uploading it in 480p or 720p.

According to YouTube, 25 per cent of all of its video viewing comes from mobile devices, though the new Google-owned company's app is still not available for Android. In December, Google said it is "working to bring this to Android in the future."

YouTube Capture is now available for free download in the iTunes App Store.

The official YouTube app debuted in the App Store in September, after Apple dropped the pre-installed app from iOS 6. YouTube updated the app and optimised it for the iPhone 5 and iPad in December.