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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Facebook Unveils Video on Instagram, Offering 15 Second Clips with Filters and Stabilization




Facebook today hosted a press event at its Menlo Park campus to unveil new video capturing capabilities for image sharing product Instagram, which Facebook acquired back in April of last year.

As expected, Instagram will now support short video uploads, positioning it as a serious competitor for Twitter's Vine, which allows users to capture six seconds of video footage.

To use the new video capabilities, users will tap on the capture button, which adds a new video icon to activate video mode. Holding down on the video icon will allow users to take up to 15 seconds of footage, more than double the time that Vine permits.

As with Vine, Instagram users can capture collages of video, taking a few seconds of footage at a time before moving on to a different angle or shot. Instagram also includes simple editing tools, allowing users to remove unwanted clips.

In addition to intuitive editing tools, Video for Instagram includes 13 new custom filters that have been specially designed for video plus "Cinema," which is cinematic stabilization for videos that will "change video forever." In an on-stage demonstration, Cinema provided sample videos with a noted improvement in stability, heavily cutting down on motion blur.

Unlike Vine videos, Instagram videos play just once right inside the Instagram feed and do not loop. Videos will have a cover photo and will be displayed alongside photos.

While on stage, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom also revealed some usage statistics. Instagram now has 130 million active members that use Instagram every month, and those users have shared more than 16 billion photos. The service also receives more than a billion likes per day.

The newly updated Instagram 4.0 with video is available now on the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Wow, so, they just made a vine clone inside instagram that doesn't loop. So, how does this add anything beneficial to their service?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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Revolutionarilyextraordinary. Bravo!
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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http://instagram.com/p/aye-5sRNuL/
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Well, Vine is going to die now.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:36 PM   #6
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u need a presentation for that?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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Video for Facebook....

Great now besides cat pictures we'll be overrun by video's of cats.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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So 15 seconds not 7 like Vimeo or whatever Twitter allows. Big amazing improvement!
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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So this is the "product" that FaceBook was to unveil today? The one that a small, select group with FB was working on? Sad.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:43 PM   #10
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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the fact it doesn't loop like vine is very welcome, IMO. at most, there should be a loop button and a symbol where the author designed the instagram with looping in mind so the user can activate looping before starting the video.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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I use Instagram for photos, not for videos.. Hopefully there'll be ways to show only photos e.g. When searching.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:44 PM   #13
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... so... this is considered news?
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:44 PM   #14
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I like the feature that you can delete a segment of video and redo that segment and not lose the whole video. Other than that, uneventful.
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When Facebook bought Instagram, I was confused as to why people were freaking out and immediately deleting it from their phones.

I think I now understand...

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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:47 PM   #16
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So this is the "product" that FaceBook was to unveil today? The one that a small, select group with FB was working on? Sad.
you must have missed the internet of the 90's
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:47 PM   #17
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Wow, so, they just made a vine clone inside instagram that doesn't loop. So, how does this add anything beneficial to their service?
More of that FB crap? No, thanks.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:49 PM   #19
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Didn't there used to be another app called Instagram? It was a nice, simple app that let you add retro effects to your photos. I wonder whatever happened to it
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:54 PM   #20
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Well, Vine is going to die now.
Poke didn't seem to affect Snapchat's popularity.
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When Facebook bought Instagram, I was confused as to why people were freaking out and immediately deleting it from there phones.

I think I now understand...
I don't? Explain, please?
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Video for Facebook....

Great now besides cat pictures we'll be overrun by video's of cats.
One of the primary motives behind the internet was to transmit felines at high speeds.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 01:58 PM   #24
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Still can't use an existing video. Useless.

If I see something awesome happening, I want to take a video with the normal camera app, so it will be saved at full resolution, and so I have as much recording time as I need.

Why don't Vine and Instagram then let you select the best 15 seconds out of the longer video you took?

Fail.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 02:08 PM   #25
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Facebook is going to bloat the app.

Just wait until every 3rd or 4th picture in your Instagram feed is an ad.
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