Mixbit Challenges Instagram and Vine with its Video Sharing Technology

 Mixbit Challenges Instagram and Vine

If Vine, and now recently Instagram weren’t enough, enter MixBit into the video sharing arena. From the co-founders of YouTube comes the latest instant video-sharing app technology for Apple iOS and soon to be Android. Not only is Mixbit a video sharing app, but it is the first site that allows users to collaborate with each other and remix videos uploaded by the community. Take a look at the rest Mixbit’s features after the break.

Despite a slow start out of the gate, Vine has grown considerably well into its own skin. According to Media Bistro, Vine garnered 14 million users within just six months – with five videos uploaded to Twitter per second. However, since Instagram launched its video sharing technology June of 2013, Vine has lost steam, dropping 40% in uploaded videos per day. With over 100 million active users on team Instagram, it’s not hard to see why. And now the war continues to wage on with another contender entering the ring, Mixbit.

“Create videos together,” that’s MixBit’s motto. The shiny new app lets users record, edit, and publish videos as short as one second and up to one hour. But the twist, as stated earlier, is that you can have fun with other user’s videos as well. Here is what Mixbit delivers:

  • The MixBit app is currently available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). Android is coming soon!
  • Visitors to MixBit.com can make their own videos without shooting original content by remixing video clips they find on the site.
  • Videos are recorded in multiple clips as long as 16 seconds each. A finished video can include as many as 256 clips, for about an hour in total length.
  • Clips are stored as independent elements for easier editing and remixing, but play as one seamless video.
  • Edit at any time – even after your video has been published. You can also save an unfinished video for later and manage multiple video projects at once.

Although the Android version is still in the works, not much can be said or seen that has really stuck out in the video sharing community. In this day and age where Vine restricts anything more than six seconds and Instagram fifteen, do users have the luxury of time to take the effort to cut and edit videos longer than less than 30 seconds? There are still kinks to work out. The site itself is a bit confusing and difficult to understand how to go about cutting videos together from user uploaded content, especially on one’s phone.

Only time will tell whether or not this will be the next mobile sensation like Vine and Instagram or whether it will be tossed aside like Myspace’s feeble attempt to stay relevant. Does Mixbit stand a chance or is this new app simply a day late and a dollar short?

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