YouTube's Founders Challenge Vine and Instagram with New Video App | NY Times | Into the Driver's Seat |

by Vindu Goel


"Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are back with MixBit, a new mobile app that they hope will make it easier to shoot, edit and remix videos on the go.


"On the surface, MixBit resembles two other leading video apps, Twitter’s Vine and Facebook’s Instagram. As with those apps, users press and hold the screen of their smartphone to record video. Instagram users can capture up to 15 seconds of video, a bit longer than Vine’s six-second maximum. MixBit allows 16 seconds.


"But as the name suggests, MixBit is all about mixing and editing video. Both the app and a related Web site,, are aimed at making it easy to clip and stitch together snippets of video. Simple tools built into the app allow users to edit each 16-second clip and combine up to 256 clips into an hourlong video. The final product can then be shared on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or the MixBit Web site."