People say that trends always come back. Well, retro is back in fashion and present in all sectors. People are listening to records once again, Polaroid cameras are back in fashion and everyone loves vintage clothes. That's why nobody should be surprised that this influence has also reached digital devices. One of the best photography apps around includes a wide range of old-looking effects to give your images a retro look. But what about videos? Well, now thanks to 8mm Vintage Camera you can turn your iPhone into a retro video camera adding loads of cute effects to your dynamic images.
8mm was used by the director Malik Bendjelloul in the Oscar award winning movie 'Searching for Sugar Man'.
On the market, you'll find quite a few similar applications to record videos with old-looking effects but none have become so famous for being used to record an award-winning movie. The Swedish director, Malik Bendjelloul, decided to film the movie 'Searching for Sugar Man' using this simple application, which allowed him to win the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. Now that means plenty of publicity.
Dust and scratches, retro colors, flickering, light dissipation, moving frames... you can add whatever you want immediately with a single tap.
But what can this app do for me?
How it works isn't all complicated. It's up to you to create true wonders as you'll be able to do loads of things:
- Create videos with a 4K resolution.
- Observe real-time effects so that you record exactly what you see.
- Seven different lenses and eleven kinds of retro films.
- Record in real time or apply filters to already existing videos.
- Apply five themes with matching titles, transitions, and music.
- Add a soundtrack from iTunes.
But beware. This tool can't be downloaded for free. It's really cool but if you want to install it on your iPhone or iPad, you'll have to pay first.