The absence of this feature on Vine, until now, resulted in some opting for Instagram instead; the platform lets you upload 15-second videos, as opposed to Vine’s six seconds that you couldn’t pull from elsewhere.
In addition to video import, the Vine app (on iOS only for now) will also let you edit the imported video. You can duplicate portions of the video and mute the audio; instead of being forced to preview the entire video before editing, you can now preview your last addition on the capture screen and even delete that portion of your Vine from the same screen.
Vine added a grid to help you properly compose your shot
Vine added a grid to help you properly compose your shot and a level to make sure, for example, that the horizon isn’t tilted. And if you love to use the slow-motion video feature on theiPhone 5S, you’re in luck. That’s supported, too.Many of these tools seem geared more toward long-form video. It’s unclear how many people will import multiple clips to compose a short six-second video, but the die-hard Vine community is a creative bunch. Vine is encouraging its community to dig up the oldest videos on their phones and share them with the hashtag #VintageVine.
“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,” Vine iOS engineer Richard Plom wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
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