Mobile app Tik Tok, popular for sharing 15-second videos set to music, currently features “Duet”, a function that lets users to occupy a split screen with a dear one, a star or their clone.
Tik Tok videos are usually short performances – a song, a dance, a comedy bit or a demonstration of ability, usually together with cute 3D stickers and creative redaction.
Duet unveils a lot of possibilities for user creative thinking. Currently you can dance with a pal or show some other person mirroring your original dance.
It’s also nice for couple separated by distance, while pop stars can upload videos of them and invite their fans to join them onscreen.
Users also can duet with an existing duet video, making potentially infinite duets that act with each other.
Tik Tok already had duet videos; however they were always created using separate apps. Now everything you wish is in one place, streamlining the process and making it much quicker and more accessible.
You create a regular Tik Tok video by initial selecting a soundtrack from the app’ music list, then recording, using a phone camera (the default is the front-facing selfie cam).
Then you edit the video with jump cuts and slow- or fast-motion effects; add visual filters or AI-powered 3D stickers, trim the video all the way down to fifteen seconds, and share with the world.
Duet follows the identical method, however with an extra step at the beginning. To begin, you browse to an existing video and click on the icon to share it. The duet choice appears at the bottom of the screen. Select it and you see the shared video playing as you record and edit your own, time it to match.
Finally, the two videos are combined into one, right side and left side, ready to share.