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Instagram joins the wheel of apps that have video tool

Instagram now offers video hosting and sharing service. Users can record videos of up to 15 seconds, apply filters and share with friends on the platform. But, wait, that already exists, and it has a name: Vine!

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On the left side, the surprised face of my copywriter Stephan Serowy; Right, a perfect spot for a 15-second video, the AndroidPIT wording! / Instagram / AndroidPIT

Well, as most people who follow my articles know, I opened my Instagram account as soon as the discussion of copyright on the images available on the platform began. Also, I don't have a Facebook profile. That said, Instagram simply incorporated a service that is already offered by other apps like Vine or even Cinemagram. The difference is that there is the name of Facebook behind the Instagram brand.

Who tells a tale, adds a point!

One of the big differences between Vine, Cinemagram and Instagram is the duration of the videos, because the video recorded on Instagram can be between 15 and 3 seconds, while in Vine and Cinemagram the time is in a suit of 6 seconds. According to Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, the team opted for more time to "an artistic decision".

But of course this has a financial imprint behind it. With over 100 million users, the addition of a video tool can further leverage the number of people using Facebook's photo sharing app, as well as being a response to Twitter, as Vine's video sharing surpassed Instagram photos on microblogging. This announcement appears to have been a direct attempt by Facebook to prevent Vine from taking the lead in this segment.

About Instagram Video Service

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Instagram offers 15 second videos and the ability to choose the image that opens the video! / Instagram

As I said at the beginning, I have not used the platform to share images and, now, videos, for some time, so I got the opinion of the staff here in the newsroom and, apparently, the new feature already needs improvement. Okay, the idea of ??capturing short videos to save a very romantic moment, and even smartphones like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One already support this kind of technology. But if imitating is at least better, right? The most criticized point here in the newsroom was that the user cannot choose the filter based on a frame, but rather while the video is looping.

So if you want to know how a specific part of your video up to 15 seconds can fit a particular filter, you have to do it while the movie is rotating, and doing the calculations will be 13 different filters applied every 15 seconds … there is patience, but it must be "an artistic decision", right Kevin?

And, you already updated your Instagram, how about? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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