I found Vine yesterday and have been recording hamster videos on it. It’s a lot of fun and super easy to make videos of your cute little pets.
What is Vine?
Vine is an app for the iOs that lets you create and upload short videos on the fly. Using the app, all you need to do is press on your screen and hold to record. The recording stops when you release your finger so by pressing and releasing multiple times, you can create stop-motion animations, combine various scenes and so on.
My hamster videos
Here’s one of the videos I uploaded to Vine:
Ichigo is rolling in his new hamster bath tub. He does this digging thing before he rolls so when I saw him start to dig, I whipped out my iPhone and recorded it.
And here’s another hamster video:
I was trying to record Ichigo running on the wheel but he stopped when I took out my phone. You can see Blueberry coming nearer and then running away from the camera.
And finally, this.
You can embed your videos on Vine on your own web site and choose whether to have a white border around it or not:
Apologies for the jerky video, that was my first attempt at recording my hamsters 🙂
Making GIFs with your hamster videos
If you love making short videos of your hamster, I’m sure this will be more convenient than recording and uploading a video to YouTube. You can even convert your videos into gifs.
Here’s what it looks like after I converted one of the clips into an animated gif:
Join me on Vine
I’ll be uploading lots of hamster video clips onto Vine. If you want to see more of them, follow Dwarf Hamster Blog on Vine or just come back to this blog and I’ll figure out a way to put all the Vine videos here automatically soon!
You can get Vine on the iTunes store. Leave a comment too if you’ve made any hamster videos with Vine. I would love to look at your hamster videos! <3