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CNET Editors' review
Why bother paying big bucks to put explosions, crashes, and other special effects goodies on your home movies? This app lets you take a video and then add one of several cool special effects to it. FX Guru is a really cute novelty to show off to friends and make them look like movie stars.
The app starts you off with three special effects. You can add more than a dozen more by ponying up a few bucks. The preloaded effects -- which are mostly disaster movie explosions -- should be more than enough. Each effect lasts about 10-15 seconds, but takes about 2 or 3 minutes to fully process. FX Guru gives you all of the quality of your phone's camera. So, if it can shoot in HD, the video will come out in HD -- but the effect will still look a little like a cartoon. On phones without high-end processors, the app takes a little while to run properly. The app's menu always runs smoothly and is easy to use, though. The only big drawback is that it can't add special effects to your current movies.
The app's smooth performance makes the novelty even better. If you like to put your friends in sticky situations, this app will give you plenty of laughs. It would be nice if the video were created more quickly, but the amount of control you have over the effects keeps FX Guru from being a pain to use.
Add the fun and excitement of big-budget Hollywood sci-fi and action movie effects to any video. FxGuru's Movie FX Director offers groundbreaking features for you to blow-away your friends, including: A huge assortment of visual FX from explosive action scenes to heart-pounding sci-fi Proprietary MotionMatch technology lets you add realistic movement while filming Effects that last over ten seconds give you time for enhanced creativity Virtual Decals provide guidance for each effect to align your shots seamlessly3 FREE effects included: Capture an old Satellite as it crashing to earth Film a UFO landing craft as it roars overhead Direct an explosive TNT Barrel destroying anything nearbyA wide variety of other effects are available for in-app purchase, including: Sci-Fi Movie / Futuristic / Alien FX: Mech Attack; UFO Arrival; UFO Invasion; UFO Calling; Alien Probe; Meteor Strike Action Movie / Weapons / Military FX: Flamethrower; Cruise Missiles; Molotov Cocktail; Bunker Buster; Grenade; Building Demolition; Rocket Launcher With FxGuru you can: Avoid chores by blowing up your lawnmower, bathroom or pile of leaves. Astound friends by filming a UFO invasion over your backyard. Clear space in your driveway by destroying that old car or RV. Your only limit is your imagination!Send your best movie FX ideas to an FX guru at email@example.comRecent changes:If you are still having problems please try restarting your phone or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!*** version 1.0.4:- Fixing processing on some phones and tablets- Fixing missing sound effects on some phones*** version 1.0.3:- Fixing unexpectedly low video resolution on some phonesContent rating: Low Maturity
What's new in this version: If you are still having problems please try restarting your phone or contact email@example.com. Thank you!*** version 1.0.4:- Fixing processing on some phones and tablets- Fixing missing sound effects on some phones*** version 1.0.3:- Fixing unexpectedly low video resolution on some phones
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