The two co-founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have announced a brand new app which takes the best things about Vine, Instagram, and YouTube and whacks them all together in this fantastic looking app for iOS.
Where MixBit differs from Vine and Instagram is that it’s sole purpose is to create and edit video clips which are anything from a few seconds to 68 minutes in lenght. The app has launched on iOS today and there’s also word of an Android version in the works.
Just like Vine and Instagram in order to record clips you press and hold to record up to 16 seconds of footage this isn’t all however, as you can record multiple clips and edit, splice, copy, and paste these clips to create a longer video, you can do this with up to 236 individual clips which adds up to around 68 minutes of video. You can also import video clips (or photo’s) from your camera roll or library, much like what Instagram have just introduced. Once completed you can then upload your finished video to MixBit.
Editing and uploading is a pretty good idea, but Vyclone already does something pretty similar. That’s where MixBit comes along and slaps you in the face because it’s not the same at all – editing and recording is only the half of it.
If you’re a Vine user you’re probably used to seeing people “remixing” other peoples Vine videos by either recreating their own version or using their camera to record a certain part of another users Vine into their own – it’s an interesting idea but recording a video on your phones camera doesn’t exactly give you the best quality footage. MixBit takes that idea and allows you to actually edit other peoples MixBit videos, you can take parts from other MixBits and add them into your own, right from your browser.
After you’ve uploaded your MixBit the files are uploaded separately making each users MixBit indefinitely remixable allowing users to recreate or remix MixBits pretty damn easily.
The free iOS app is fully functional, but as of writing MixBit.com – the area where you can remix and re-edit other peoples videos isn’t fully functional just yet. Also, an Android app is in the works but there’s no word on a release date just yet – more on this as it develops.
I love the idea of the app. For a while now I’ve been wanting to be able to edit my Vines so they flow a little better, it’s also a great way to edit out something that goes wrong – something which I’ve found can completely ruin a Vine video if you mess up right at the end. Hurry up and make an Android version!