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Snap Concert Pics, Even Away from the Show

YouTube's Frontrow camera app lets you zoom in and out to change views and share those images via social networks.

Music fans can now take photos at live concerts and share them online, even if the performance happens to be thousands of miles away.

YouTube's Frontrow camera app lets you play director by zooming in and out to change views, applying filters, taking photos during the live video stream, and sharing those images via social networks. YouTube will feature Frontrow during Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House, a ten-day music event that's part of the annual Vivid Sydney festival running from May 25 to June 11.

"Some of Vivid LIVE's biggest events will be live on YouTube, and you control the camera. Pan, zoom, and take your shot. Then edit and share with your friends," writes Youtube Australia's Ernesto Soriano on The Official YouTube Blog.

Frontrow is another example of Google's ambitious plans for YouTube, which the search giant acquired in 2006. 

Google last year announced new channels of original content for YouTube, as well as YouTube Live.  A new branch of the video-sharing service, YouTube Live streams live events rather than the recorded videos found on the regular YouTube site.

Want to check out Frontrow?  You'll find a list of Vivid LIVE shows here

Contact Jeff Bertolucci at Today@PCWorld, Twitter (@jbertolucci) or jbertolucci.blogspot.com.

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