As someone who shot a lot of Super 8 film back in the day, I must say, I was quite impressed by the new 8mm Vintage Camera app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
It used to be that the “vintage” effects packages for treating digital video were lacking whatever that ineffable quality is that can make something digital look like an authentically retro celluloid format. Just adding a bit of screen jitter here and there with some “scratches” didn’t cut it. I was never able to get the effect I was looking for, but, wow, this app is done right.
The app comes with 25 different retro looks, five different kinds of “film,” five “lenses,” retro filmstock color palettes, light leaks, random flickering and jitters. And best of all, the effects are seen “live” in the viewfinder. With the “old skool” celluloid version you never knew what was going to come back (admittedly part of the fun) but now that variable has been removed.
From Nexvio, it’s priced at just $1.99. The only bummer is that it doesn’t output HD video. How much longer will it be before an effects package like this becomes standard issue with video cameras?
Via Retro to Go