Review: Record short looping videos on your iPhone with Cinemagram

Record short looping videos on your iPhone to share with others.

Cinemagram cannot help but get comparisons to Vine. It offers very similar functionality in a very similar interface, but there are a few added features that make it at least worth trying out if you are eager to experiment with as many video creation apps as possible on your iPhone.

Cinemagram looks very similar to most photo/video sharing social networks on iPhone. Open the app and you'll find an option to create your own shared item and menus to navigate the items shared by friends and other users. The home menu by default includes recent and popular shares so you can get an idea of what people are doing with their Cinemagrams. Tap the big orange button and you can record your own. The same rules--"hold" to record and "stop" to move the camera--are in effect here, as in Vine, but after recording you can add a number of filters to change the look and feel of your video, much like Instagram. When done you can share to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, or you can e-mail it to a friend; all videos are then posted to the Cinemagram network. The interface is easy to use, full of features, and sharing is a snap.

Cinemagram has a robust and rapidly-growing audience. Within a day of testing the app, there were 100 users following our account. That speaks well for its growth and the adoption of the technology. Combined with easy-to-use sharing and interaction tools, a unique spin on the looping video craze, and deep Facebook and Twitter integration, Cinemagram is a solid, well-constructed app worth checking out.

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