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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Susie Ochs | Aug. 22, 2014
The best thing about Vine has always been how crazy simple the app makes it to shoot and share a looping six-second video. You press the screen to shoot, lift up your finger to stop shooting, and that's pretty much it. Vine's latest update, which just landed on iOS and will come to Android later, adds some new tools and the long-needed ability to import video shot with other apps. It's more flexible, but without cluttering up Vine's minimal interface.

The bottom line is, Vine's new tools should make it easier for power users to crank out even more creative work, while staying out of the way of amateurs like me who just like to amuse themselves at concerts by looping six seconds of youthful exuberance. Now Vine just needs a feature to let you make each clip in your video a uniform length, so I can stop counting "One, one-thousand, two, one-thousand" when timing my finger-presses.


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