Vine Adds Ability To Share Clips From Camera Roll, Plus Other Video Editing Improvements
Vine announced an update today that will make it easier for marketers to create content for the six-second video sharing service.
Previously, the Vine app only enabled posting of in-the-moment video, but now Vine users will be able to pull previously shot clips from their camera rolls. “You can select one video or mix together several —- and yes, slow-motion videos are supported,” wrote iOS engineer Richard Plom in a blog post announcing the update, which also includes improved editing features:
Next, it’s now easier to get your Vine just the way you want it. Whether you’ve imported a past video or shot a new one within the Vine app, you can edit your Vines faster and with more precision. Simply tap the scissors from the preview screen to edit your Vine and try out new tools such as the duplicate button and mute button. My favorite new tool is the preview and undo button — with one tap, you can preview your last clip right from the capture screen, and if you don’t want to use it, you just tap the same button again to undo it.
If you’re looking for even more ways to shoot great Vines, simply tap the wrench from the capture screen. This will let you access a second layer of camera tools: 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.
Vine said the Vine Camera update will be available on iOS today, with an Android release “upcoming.”