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After months of teasing, the wait is over: Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who brought us the video-sharing site YouTube, are taking the wraps off their newest project, a video creation app called MixBit.
Versions for Apple mobile devices and the Web will be going live on Thursday, and an Android version is due in several weeks.
On the surface, MixBit resembles two other leading video apps, Twitter’s Vine and Facebook’s Instagram. As with those apps, users press and hold the screen of their smartphone to record video. Instagram users can capture up to 15 seconds of video, a bit longer than Vine’s six-second maximum. MixBit allows 16 seconds.
But as the name suggests, MixBit is all about mixing and editing video.New MixBit Video Sharing App For Web, Apple iOS [bits.blogs.nytimes.com]
Think of it as “shoot, mix, share.” You don’t even have to do the shooting — the MixBit site allows anyone to snip and remix any publicly shared video content.