YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley teased he was going to be launching a new video platform that would compliment YouTube earlier this year, which he announced would be MixBit. MixBit was said to be a collaborative video platform that would allow users to “work together and create content.” Well – it looks like MixBit has officially been launched, and details on what it does have started to trickle in.
MixBit is an app that was released on iOS today and is sort of like Vine and Instagram Video’s services, although it allows users stitch together videos from other users in order to create a longer video. Videos can range in length from one second to one hour while individual clips can be as long as 16 seconds, which is exactly 1 second more than Instagram offers and 10 seconds longer than Vine’s offering. A total of 256 clips can be stitched into a MixBit video, which would also make it quite the epic video considering how much work it would take to stitch that many videos together.
Those of you who enjoy Vine and Instagram Video, but wish you could combine videos from other users may want to give MixBit a shot, that is, as long as the service starts becoming populated with videos worthy of some stitching.