31. January 2013–
Need more fodder for your creative mashup endeavours? Look no further... Berlin-based online video editor Weavly today announced an integration with three new sources: Tumblr, Imgur and Twitter's social video app Vine.
This means that users can now add a SoundCloud track to their favourite animated GIFs from popular Tumblrs like #whatshouldwecallme, create a visual frenzy with Imgur and Loopcam, or produce a mini-film by mashing up personal Vine clips with YouTube videos.
Here's an example of what a Vine-Weavly creation looks like:
The Loopcam vs. Vine battle continues...
Weavly's latest announcement demonstrates that Vine is hot on the heels of Berlin's GIF animator Loopcam and the competition between the two show no signs of slowing down. Last week, Twitter's Vine launched an app revealing a striking resemblance – in functionality and branding – to Loopcam, which launched in June 2011.
“It was immediately clear to us that we wanted to integrate Vine, especially after the extremely good feedback we got after integrating the Berlin-based app for GIF loops, Loopcam,” said Weavly CEO Oliver Lukesch.
Since its release, Vine has received a lot of international press and a couple of big brands have already jumped on the bandwagon.
When we asked Lukesch about the two apps, he said: "While I'm not fond of Vine having taken some inspiration from Loopcam regarding their logo and color scheme, I think both apps deserve their spot on the web."
"Vine obviously offers sound recordings and smoother motions, but Loopcam loops with a stopmotion-like style that offers a special magic of its own - which cannot be replicated with Vine," he added.
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This changes everything. “The world’s coolest GIF animator” now rocks SoundCloud tracks