You're about to be able to cloak short video clips in vintage filters. Facebook just added video to Instagram, similar to Twitter's Vine app, only smarter. It has many more features than Vine—it looks like video sharing done right.
For the uninitiated, Vine lets you share six second loops of short video clips in a standalone app. But here's how Video on Instagram works: you have a maximum of 15 seconds to work with, and the shortest your clips can be is three seconds. The video plays once and then pauses itself; it autoplays when you pause to look at it in the stream, and can be replayed by tapping on it. Audio is on by default.
Browsing through the feed, the videos do seem like one-off memories instead of initially silent looping maniacs. Though, that's a lot of the charm of Vine, and GIFs in general. This is just a different take.
To take a video, you tap on the capture bar. Then tap the video icon to bring up the record screen. Press the button to start, and lift your finger to stop recording; then press the button again if you want to start another clip. Want to get rid of a clip? Just hit the delete button. This part of the creation process is very similar to Vine, but the next step is where it differs. And gets better!
When you hit next, you'll see 13 different brand new filters created especially for Instagram video. There's also an image-stabilization tool called Cinema that will make your shaky videos less shaky. It uses a custom algorithm from within the video's metadata to smooth things out.