Don't let Vine constrain your creativity

Do you love making those six second videos but find the app holding you back? There’s a way around it


If you love Vine, but feel constrained by the need to use the app to create your video, I have good news for you! Or rather, the folks at Wired have good news for you. This week they posted a primer on how to hack Vine so that you can post a video that you created outside of the app. 

Now you can break out the big guns to make your Vines

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Why would you want to do that? Well, so you can use more sophisticated movie-making techniques such as adding special effects, or a soundtrack or to just not be constrained by having to get it all right in one take.

The technique, basically, involves accessing temporary Vine video files on your phone and replacing them. It’s not for the faint of heart, although it doesn’t sound all that difficult if you’re remotely tech-savvy.

I haven’t tried it myself, but I’m interested in giving it a go. I love Vine, and I know the whole point is to capture something quickly, but once in a while I'd like to be able to shoot  a video over a longer period of time, or save a video for posting later, which the app doesn't allow.

Have you tried this? If you do, let me know in the comments.

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