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Tech Talk: New app ‘Mixbit’ is remixing social video

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 13 at 1:55 PM

HOUSTON -- Just in case you missed the memo, social media isn't just about photos or short tweets anymore. Video is the new hot thing.

The Twitter-owned app Vine allows just a few seconds of video, yet many of its users’ creative creations are “revined” thousands (and sometimes millions) of times. Its popularity led Facebook to launch a video feature for Instagram.

And now there’s Mixbit, which was created by two of YouTube’s founders.

Mixbit is an app for the iPhone (with an Android version coming in September) that lets you share movies with your followers. Unlike Vine and Instagram, however, these videos can be up to an hour long.

What’s makes it unique (and forces you to be creative) is -- no matter how long your movie is -- it can only be made up of shorter video clips of 1 to 16 seconds in length. In addition, you can borrow clips from other Mixbit users whose movies you like.

On Vine, it’s not uncommon for people to remix other users’ videos by shooting the video off of another device, but Mixbit makes this a built-in feature. So recording video for your remix off a computer monitor is no longer required.

Want to see what other people are making? No need to register or download the app. Just check out Mixbit’s website: https://mixbit.com/

Questions? Comments? Feel free to reach out to Doug on Facebook (facebook.com/KHOUDougDelony) or Twitter (@DougDelonyKHOU)

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