With the introduction of Instagram videos, the social media video war has begun between Instagram & Vine. Twitter first introduced Vine videos which became a big hit for Twitter. Vine received great reviews & its membership base kept growing. First with the iOS app & then app for andorid was introduced. Instagram, primarily a photo app, also came out with videos. The initial response to Instagram videos was great with millions of videos uploaded. Some of the important differences between the 2 are
1) Video Length : Instagram – 15 sec & Vine – 6 seconds
2) Filters : Instagram – yes & Vine – No
3) Image Stabilization : Instagram – yes & Vine – No
4) Cover Frame : Instagram – yes & Vine – No
5) Embeddable : Instagram – Yes & Vine – yes
6) Photo Map : Instagram – yes & Vine – No
7) Geotagging : Instagram – Yes & Vine – Yes
8) Looping : Instagram – No & Vine – yes
Brands have already started using both the instagram & vine videos for marketing activities. Several promotions have been done on Vine using crowdsourcing. Movies are releasing clips on Instagram & Vine. Recently Steve Jobs movie, Jobs, has been released on Instagram. Honda is using Vine to respond to specific customer tweets.
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