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A look at social video options

A host of apps let you shoot video clips and share them with friends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Socialcam

Apple iOS and Google Android

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Shoots videos of unlimited length; offers special effects and soundtrack options.

Viddy

Apple iOS and Google Android

Shoots 15-second video clips; provides tools to add visual effects and music soundtrack

Vine

Apple iOS only

Ultra-simple service offers six-second clips, with no special effects or soundtrack options.

Tout

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Apple iOS and Google Android

Shoots 15-second videos; no special effects or soundtrack options.

Klip

Apple iOS and Google Android

Produces video clips up to three minutes long. No special effects or soundtrack options.

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