August 21, 2014
Vine’s six-second video service is finally enabling users to import existing videos from their Smartphones.
The Twitter-owned app has also debuted a new camera to give users the ability to create videos their way.
“The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines,” the company said in a blog post. “Simply put, this release gives you total creative freedom –– and it’s all within the app. In addition to your phone’s front- and rear-facing cameras, you now have another source for your Vines: you can import existing videos from your phone.”
Users will now see a new option in the bottom left corner of the capture screen that will enable them to import a video. Users can select one video or mix various clips together. Slow-motion videos are now supported as well.
Editing videos has also gotten easier. Simply tap the scissors from the preview screen to edit a video. New tools include the duplicate button, the mute button and the preview and undo button.
To access more tools, tap the wrench from the capture screen. This brings up a “second layer” of camera tools: “a grid, plus a new level; the focus lock, which now works with the front-facing camera in addition to the rear-facing camera; ghost mode, which shows you the last frame of your previous shot (and is super helpful for lining up shots!); and a new torch feature, so you can now shoot in low-light settings.”
The new Vine is available for download on iOS — it will be released on Android in the coming weeks.