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Do We Need Another Video App? Cameo Thinks So

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire October 9, 2013 at 12:54PM

Cameo, a free new video app for iOs lets you make professional quality videos on your phone or tablet.
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Cameo Video App
Cameo Video App

Another video app, you say. Do we really need a new video app? After all, we've got Vine and Instagram Video and countless other applications that are turning all of us into filmmakers (or at least wannabe filmmakers). Now Cameo has launched -- a new video app promising to do for videos what Instagram has done for photos. But what sets Cameo apart from the other video apps?

"Instagram and Vine introduced people to video, but nobody has cracked long form video on mobile yet," Cameo founder Matthew Rosenberg told The Verge. Unlike Instagram Video and Vine, Cameo allows users to create a two-minute video (although no shot can be longer than six seconds).

The app, which has been in beta for the past four months, has already spawned more than 3,000 videos. Users can shoot 720p HD videos on their phones or tablets and can then edit and reorder films, adding title cards, soundtracks and other professional-grade effects and fonts (provided by Cameo). You can also collaborate in real-time with friends. Users can then share their films on the Cameo network or via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

"The app provides an easy-to-use toolkit with editing tools like trimming and reordering, along with stylistic treatments coming from our extensive library of professionally designed themes and our curated music library," according to the Cameo blog.

Another bonus: Cameo provides cloud storage so videos don't take up space on your phone.

Here's Cameo's video about how to make videos on your phone:

Download Cameo for free in the App Store here.

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