Shoot, fine-tune, and share short videos with new iOS app, Hykoo

The new video filming and sharing app, Hykoo, aims to bring out the Wes Anderson in all of us with its new twist on smartphone videos. Hykoo is pronouced like the Japanese poetry form, haiku, and can create short, sweet bits of visual poetry, just like its namesake. The theme of Japanese haiku poetry deeply permeates this app. Just like a haiku's format of three short stanzas, Hykoo videos are filmed in three short segments and then assembled together for to create a single twelve-second video.

So, what makes Hykoo more than just a double-length Vine? For one thing, Hykoo seems to allow more editing during the filming process. You can add text overlays as well, to provide some context for your videos. Although based on some of the examples we found for the gallery, the videos have the potential to move from aspiring music videos to "emo" territory pretty quickly.

Hykoo has filters, because, let's face it, ever since Instagram's arrival on the scene, unfiltered photos and video just look flat by comparison. Even the filters have names taken from Japanese, like natsu, aki, and fuyu (summer, fall, and winter).

Just like Vine, you can share your video snippets on existing social networks like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or you can use the app's built-in social network.

Hykoo is available for iOS and is available here at the iTunes store. An Android version is in the works, but it may be a while before we see its release.

Source: The Next Web