Facebook’s big news today turned out not to be about Facebook Wi-Fi, but about Video on Instagram. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera.
The popular photo-sharing app was acquired by Facebook in a $1 billion deal last year. Now “Video On Instagram” lets people create 15-second videos with simple editing and 13 new filters, which were specially created for video. It also features a video stabilization feature.
Cinema is their new technology that turns ordinary, shaky mobile video into remarkably stable shots.
Competitor Vine is a mobile app that enables its users to create and post 6 second video clips. Video clips created with Vine can be looped, shared or embedded on social networking services such as Twitter — which acquired the app in October 2012. The Vine blog explains it is available for both iPhone and Android.