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Friday, July 19, 2013
Three weeks ago, Instagram released a video counterpart to its popular photo app, which allows smartphone users to take square photos, put filters on them and share them with followers.
The video function allows users to record up to 15 seconds of video that can be tweaked with filters and camera stabilization for better focus.
The new function is a direct competitor to Vine, a social video app that allows for six seconds of footage.
I have both of these apps on my phone, and I’m trying to get creative with them. With Vine, the six seconds makes me feel constrained sometimes, but I can still always manage to get my ideas across. It’s great for stop motion-like videos, especially because Vine automatically loops all videos.
I’ve tried to use Instagram to start a video microblog, but it’s not taking off well. The filters and stabilization makes for some cool effects, but for me, 15 seconds is nine seconds too long.
The debate now is whether Instagram video will kill off Vine or they are really two different things.
We want to hear your opinions, so you can either send an email or a tweet to @honestten with the hashtag #vinevsinstagram.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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