HTC may be on to something with their new photo / video mode with Zoe’s .
A Zoe is a 3 second video taken at HD / your main cameras resolution. Like continuous shooting, you can select any frame from it. At any point in the day, your photos and zoes are dynamically combined into a video with a sound track and video distortion.
3 seconds mean that you’re not trying to compose a video and actually gives you somev ability to compose your still in a way that you are thinking about it less.
You’re not trying to tell a story like a 6 second vine implies.
30 seconds is watchable without requiring too much attention.