Action Movie FX is a big budget app with big budget effects that you can add to a video clip captured on your phone or tablet. The resulting videos often look fantastic, and while the app limits what you can do with the included free effects, most videos turn out looking pretty amazing, even when they don't quite match up to the instructions.
When you open up Action Movie FX for the first time, you can tell immediately that it's a solidly crafted app. The music, the visual effects when you move your phone, and the video between screens all look like a million bucks. The home menu features numerous FX options to choose from, though it would have been nice if the app clearly labeled what was free and what required an extra download or paid upgrade. The number of free options is solid, though, and there are even some major motion picture and video game effects in here from things like "Star Trek" and "Call of Duty." To create a video, you choose an FX module, record a bit of video as described and then render, which is done very quickly. The resulting video can then be played back, saved, or shared.
For a free app, Action Movie FX does a huge number of things and they all look quite fantastic. The load times are quick, the effects are top notch, and the upgrades are optional and affordable if you want to go beyond the free limitations. If you enjoy playing with video on your iOS device, this app is a no brainer -- a great free download for any iPhone owner.
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