YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are taking another crack at video, this time with a free app.
Called MixBit, users can record up to 16 second videos with support for front-facing cameras, and what makes it unique is the ability to “mix” other people’s videos into your own.
You can include up to 256 other clips, and when videos are mixed, they can then last up to an hour. The app has basic editing features such as the ability to cut or rearrange clips, and there’s one-click sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or the MixBit website.
Users can also save creations directly to their phone. The website lists various videos, and you can register to make your own creations.
However, no specific name or profile is attached to uploads, allowing people to remain anonymous if they so choose. Also, there is no ability to comment on videos.
“The whole purpose of MixBit is to reuse the content within the system,” Mr. Hurley said in an interview. “I really want to focus on great stories that people can tell.”
Currently, it’s only available on iOS, but an Android app is expected to be “ready to ship” towards the end of September.