The creators of YouTube don’t only want you to be able to post videos, now they’re giving you the tools to collaborate with others in creating them.
With MixBit, a free video-sharing app for consumers with Apple iOS devices, users can now record, edit, and publish videos, upload them to the MixBit.com website, which went live Thursday, and then share them on Facebook and Twitter. The production capabilities go beyond what’s available on Vine and Instagram. (An Android version of MixBit is expected by the end of September.)
Whereas Vine allows only 6-second videos and Instagram permits 15-second clips, MixBit allows users to stitch together more than 200 16-second clips.
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley told Fortune the idea behind MixBit is to let users do more than just “capture a brief moment in time…. I wanted them to actually tell some stories and share some real experiences." Users can do this by collaborating with other MixBit members to create videos, which means they can create videos without shooting it themselves.
PC Magazine points out, "Instagram on Wednesday updated its mobile apps to version 4.1, giving you the ability to import video from your phone's library, instead of having to film it inside the app."
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