If you’re looking for the latest craze to sweep the globe, then Vine is what you’re after. Vine is a six-second video app that’s owned
How does Vine work?
Currently, Vine is purely app-based and the only platform you can officially access it upon right now is iOS. There’s no Vine iPad app for the moment. You can of course use Vine with an iPad but the experience is optimised for iPhone and iPod touch at the time of writing. You can download Vine for iPhone and iPod touch here. It’s free. Once you’ve done that, there’s a quick tour that’s well worth it and includes a very brief tutorial on how to get going.
The essence of the fun is that you get six seconds of video recording to play with as you will. To start the camera rolling, you press and hold your finger on the screen of your device. When you lift your finger off, Vine stops recording video. If you put your finger back on again, the video recording continues and thus you can stop and start your action as many times as you like within the allotted six seconds per video, or you can just shoot it all in one go if you prefer.
Very often people go for the stop motion effect and, either way what Vine processes for you is your footage built as a rolling animated GIF-type take on video. In other words, your six seconds go round and round ad infinitum.
Does Vine record sound?
Yes, is the short answer, and pretty much the long answer too. The Vine app accesses the microphone on your device and will record whatever sounds are made whenever you have your finger touching the screen in record mode. So, do bear in mind what’s going on in the background when you’re shooting your short and think about any sound effects that you might like to add.
Via Heiko Idensen