YouTube Founders Takes On Vine and Instagram With MixBit
YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen has launched a new video app called MixBit. MixBit lets you record up to 16-second video clips from your phone. These clips can be edited and mixed with other people’s clips. By grabbing 256 clips in one edit, you can create an hour-long video. MixBit is available on iOS today and an Android version is coming soon. A web version of the app is going live today as well.
You can also create videos without having to shoot original content. You can touch your screen anywhere and hold to record. The 16-second video clips are called “bits.” You can drag-and-drop to rearrange, cut, or delete clips. The clips can be saved and published right from your phone.
So how is MixBit different from Vine and Instagram? When using the mobile app, you can shoot multiple 16 second videos on their own and they’re automatically stitched together on mobile devices as separate individual clips. Using MixBit.com, users can decide if they want to add others’ video to their production. The clips being filmed using the mobile app do not all have to be shot at the same time. The MixBit projects can be developed over extended periods of time before they’re published.
“We are a community of creators. We believe everyone has something interesting to say. We give people fun, intuitive tools to help them tell stories together. We think video should be a living, breathing entity and that creativity is a collaborative process. More than simply capturing brief moments in time, we help people bring stories to life,” states AVOS in the MixBit description of the app. Hurley and Chen’ startup incubator is called AVOS.
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