YouTube founders create MixBit to rival Vine and Instagram Video

Social Network-backed video sharing apps are all the rage, and now the biggest boys in school have woken up to the idea. MixBit is the brainchild of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, and is a Google Ventures-backed iOS app that lets you record up to 16 seconds of video. Unlike Vine, however, you don't just have the ability to edit your own clips, but also to remix other people's contributions to create movies up to an hour long. Another difference is that each submission is anonymous and there's no commenting system, lessening the impact of that big-budget twerking video you put together. Android users won't have to feel put out for too long, either, as the pair has pledged that the app will arrive on the platform in the next few weeks.

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Introducing MixBit

YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen launch a fun new way to create videos together

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, AVOS Systems introduces the MixBit™ mobile app, a fun new way for people to create videos together. The MixBit app combines an intuitive user experience with rich editing tools so anyone can record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour, right from their mobile device. MixBit.com is also the first video site that lets users collaborate with each other and remix content uploaded by the community.

"Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others. We want to remove barriers to video creation, while encouraging and enabling open collaboration. More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life."
"We started YouTube to democratize video distribution. Now, we are democratizing video creation," said Chad Hurley, AVOS Co-Founder. "Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others. We want to remove barriers to video creation, while encouraging and enabling open collaboration. More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life."

MixBit Details

The MixBit app is free and currently available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch).
Visitors to MixBit.com can make their own videos without shooting original content by remixing public video clips they find on the site.
Videos are recorded in multiple clips as long as 16 seconds each. A finished video can include as many as 256 clips, for about an hour in total length.
Clips are stored as independent elements for easier editing and remixing, but play as one seamless video.
How the MixBit App Works

Touch anywhere on your mobile device screen and hold to record.
Drag and drop to rearrange, trim or delete clips, as well as save or publish, right from your mobile device.
Edit at any time – even after your video has been published. You can also save an unfinished video for later and manage multiple video projects at once.
Share your videos on MixBit.com, as well as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr or your blog.
Check out MixBit.com to collaborate with others and view, collect and remix clips contributed by the community.

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YouTube founders create Mixbit: Vine-like video sharing with a difference