Will SnapCuts Be the Next Instagram?
Social networks are used by over 1 billion people worldwide on a daily basis. Today it just got easier. Meet SnapCuts. It’s a fast, fun and easy way to share video messages with your friends and family…and it may one-up Instagram. Previously available only on its web site, SnapCuts just launched its iPhone application on the App Store. Snapcuts, the innovative social video messaging startup based in Pasadena, California , allows you to create personalized video messages using clips from your favorite movies, commercials, animation and other venues whenever you want and wherever you are by using your iPhone.Then voila - share on your Facebook network, Twitterverse, mobile text or email.
Do you want to celebrate Graduation Day, Father’s Day, School’s Out, etc.?
Are you feeling Loving, Upbeat, Silly, Strong, Weird (like Keep Austin Weird), Friendly, Sorry, Busy, etc.?
Do you want to share a Paaar-tay, grrrrrr, pep talk, tsk tsk, bye bye, etc.?
The SnapCuts App enables you to do all this and more by mashing up clips from thousands of sources such as SXSW 2012, Comic Con 2011, Bruce Lee movies, Beverly Hillbillies, The Three Stooges, Planet X, NASA documentaries and a wide variety of other videos. It is the newest form of self-expression that allows you to share a thought, feeling or connection through video editing tools that are so easy that you’ll want to make this a regular habit of your daily social media updates.
Using SnapCuts is a simple four-step process:
1) Find the clips you like (from their Collections, Clips or Pre-Made categories);
2) Snap them together ;
3) Create a text-clip to personalize your message; and
4) Share your SnapCut through mobile text, email, Facebook or Twitter.
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After downloading the App, I was able to create my first SnapCut within a few minutes after it launched. My main challenge was trying to decide which series of fun clips I would choose for my first video message to the world. Shortly after that, I spoke to Bee Ottinger, the visionary founder of SnapCuts, to understand more about its potential. "SnapCuts can now finally be experienced as it was meant to be," said SnapCuts CEO Bee Ottinger. "Mobile devices like the iPhone are exactly what I had in mind when I founded the company. “The iPhone is evolving from a device of passive consumption to ones of democratized production, where anyone can easily produce content for an audience of millions, or just the audience of a single loved one. I’m thrilled that Snapcuts and its library of footage are helping to contribute to that creative process, “ added Ottinger.