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VHS Camcorder

August 23rd, 2015

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: $3.99

Category: Photo & Video

Updated: Aug 17, 2015

Version: 1.0

Size: 13.5 MB

Language: English

Seller: Rarevision LLC

Rated 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

VHS Camcorder by Rarevision

VHS Camcorder Screenshots


It's 1985, and you just got a new camcorder! It'll look that way when you record and send lots of old, messed up-looking videos to your friends. They'll swear you invented a time machine: "OMG, how'd you shoot that?"

VHS Camcorder shoots videos that look and sound like videotape recordings that have been in storage for 30 years. With a real-time effect preview, you can degrade the picture at precisely the right moment by dragging your finger around the screen or by shaking your device. Remember that birthday when Dad pulled out the huge camcorder and chased everyone around with it? Or that Little League game when you struck out in front of all the girls? And who could forget the day of that embarrassing school play when you fell off the stage? We know you've been absolutely dying to relive those moments... and now you can!

"That's freakin' amazing!" -Everyone

Here's Why You Need It:

Four words: Best. Throwback. Videos. Ever.
Impress that girl you're obsessed with by using our app to convince her you built a time machine
Make your kids' incredibly boring school plays actually watchable
The only app you should ever consider to capture your 80s and 90s-themed parties
Shoot your own found footage movie and become a big Hollywood director like all those other guys did
Create videos of your kids that look like videos from your childhood
Too young to have lived through the 80s? Recapture your non-existent memories by shooting terrible awesome videos

What VHS Camcorder Can Do:

Realism: the most accurate app ever for simulating aged videotape recordings
The most beautiful tape noise, static and tracking distortion the world has ever seen
On-screen date and time graphics--you know, when cameras actually did that
Fake the on-screen date so people think you're way younger--or older--than you really are
Phony zoom lens feature dramatically enhances the cheese factor
Control the effect using your finger or by shaking your device during recording
Don't think we forgot to make things sound bad--we didn't
Easily share videos from within the app or through Camera Roll
Built-in clip viewer for playing back, deleting and sharing clips
Widescreen recording option (but would you REALLY want to use it?)
Choose your frame rate: 24, 25 or 30
HD video recording on iPhone 4s and newer devices (1080p requires iPhone 5 or better)

VHS Camcorder is designed to work in landscape mode.

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Customer Reviews

Surprisingly accurate to the era (5 stars)
Great execution. The noise and picture quality is dead on for the most part. The sound quality also appears accurate. There is a great touch where the image actually gets worse as you tilt the phone which is accurate to camcorders of the era.

Its otherwise short on features- there doesnt appear to be a way to import video. However you can easily share and edit the recorded video like any other video recorded on the phone.

AWESOME!! (5 stars)
I've been wanting an app like this for a long time, it's perfect. Resembles the looks of the 80s and 90s perfectly. I feel like the audio could be tweaked a little better to make it sound like it was from those time frames but hey, maybe in a future update. Worth the money, stop reading this and buy

Love it!!!!!! (5 stars)
The app is amazing! Really brings back memories and love the 80's-90's feel when recording videos. You won't be disappointed I promise. So worth the $3.99 so don't think for a second about not downloading this app. Even though VHS has RIP, this app brings it back to life. Thank you so much to the developers for creating a fun and wonderful app!

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