Viddy 2.0 introduces a long list of improvements. But more on that later.
At this point, I’d like to highlight what is perhaps the most significant change brought about by Viddy 2.0. And that’s the increase in the maximum video duration supported by Viddy.
The app now allows you to record videos of up to 30 seconds in length. That’s twice as long as the app’s previous maximum supported duration. Also, that’s five times as long as the length of a video in Vine, arguably Viddy’s strongest rival.
Now let’s proceed to the aforementioned long list of improvements in Viddy 2.0:
- The ability to pause recording allows for filming multiple segments in one video
- Toggle-based brightness / contrast and volume controls for video editing
- Simulate stop-motion capture with simple toggle-based frame rate adjustments (6, 12, 24, 30 FPS options)
- Simplified video descriptions with active hashtags, @ mentions and links
- Swipe-based navigation for quick access to entertaining videos and interesting people
- All new Explore section with curated video categories and trending hashtags
- Geo-feeds supporting video discovery by region and current location
- Socially relevant Home feed featuring content based on user affinity and preferences
- Verified user program for celebrities, influencers and brands
- YouTube annotations, allowing users to easily link out to YouTube videos
On top of those, Viddy 2.0 introduces 15 new video effects and eight new music tracks.
The new video effects are: Soho, Vernon, Brooks, Broadway, Zino, Vista, Venice, Hampton, Pico, Ashland, Dewey, Dudley, Winward, Rose, and Abbott.
And the new music tracks are: “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove, “Carry On: Carry On!” by Fun., “Lighters Up” by Snoop Lion, “Pioneers” by The Lighthouse and the Whaler, “Extron,” “The Blue Danube,” Gray Skies,” and “Mr. Anonymous.”
The new version of the app also brings localization in 16 new languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Filipino, Portuguese, French, German, Polish, Italian, Swedish, Arabic, and Russian.