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8mm Vintage Camera for iOS

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Key Details of 8mm Vintage Camera

  • AN OSCAR WORTHY APP - 8mm was used by director Malik Bendjelloul in his Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 5 updates
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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

The 8mm Vintage Camera app lets you make old-timey videos with some cool feature variations and effects. Right when we launched this app we were reminded of popular camera app Hipstamatic, because 8mm Vintage Camera offers a vaguely similar feature set, but is instead used for making stylized videos.

Start your project by flicking the wheel in the bottom right of the screen to choose from five different video effects like the black-and-white 1920s setting or the grainy '70s setting. Then, you can swipe the viewfinder in the upper right to choose from film effects like a shaky border (like old films) or a burning effect that makes the outer edges of the film seem to melt as you shoot. Different lens and film combinations give you several options for how your video will turn out.

Unlike Hipstamatic, 8mm Vintage Camera lets you adjust all your settings on one main screen. In addition to the film and lens choices, you have the option to use the iPhone 4 flash for brighter scenes; there's a button that gives your film a frame jitter effect; and you can switch between the iPhone 4's front- or rear-facing cameras.

When you're finished, you can hit the My Reels button to browse through your shot videos, and touching a specific project gives you options for saving your video to your photo library, sending via e-mail, or uploading directly to YouTube.

Overall, 8mm Vintage Camera is one of the best apps I've found for making old-timey movies in the iTunes App Store, with just enough lens and film variations to give you plenty to experiment with. Anyone who likes old 8mm films should definitely check out this app.

What's new in version 4.2

• Countdown theme now shows counting numbers correctly on iOS 10

• Fixed possible freezing on iPhone 5

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Full Specifications

September 26, 2017
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

AN OSCAR WORTHY APP - 8mm was used by director Malik Bendjelloul in his Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man.
AN OSCAR WORTHY APP - 8mm was used by director Malik Bendjelloul in his Oscar-winning film "Searching for Sugar Man". The most authentic, versatile, & easy-to-use retro VIDEO camera on the App Store. 8mm Vintage Camera captures the beauty and magic of old school vintage movies right through your viewfinder. Dust and scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, even frame shakes, all can be instantly added with a single tap of the finger. RECORD VIDEOS WITH SOPHISTICATED LIVE EFFECTS. Total live view of the effects. What you see in the viewfinder is what you get. Support up to 4K HD recording with real time video effects. INSTANTLY SWITCH EFFECTS FOR 70 DIFFERENT LOOKS. 7 Lenses: Super 8, Clear, Flickering Frame, Spotlight, Light Leak, Color Fringing and Classic. 11 Retro & Aged Films: 1920, Noir, 60s, 70s, Sakura, XPro, Siena, Pela, Indigo, Tuscan and Two-Color. Jitter Button to imitate frame shakes of real 8mm projectors. Sound Switch to add projector sound for extra authenticity or mute the video for a silent movie effect. APPLY EFFECTS TO EXISTING VIDEOS. Apply and adjust effects while playing a video from Photo library. CREATE PRO-QUALITY MOVIES FROM 8MM CLIPS. Choose from 5 unique themes with matching titles, transitions & music. Free themes: Minimalism, Elegant. In-App Purchase themes: Silent Film, Countdown, Light Leak. Add soundtrack from iTunes library.