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Shoot video. In HDR. In real time.

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"An impressive achievement" - TUAW
"The only one bold enough—technology be damned—to introduce it to your phone." - Gizmodo

Over a quarter of a MILLION downloads!

❤ Gizmodo's App of the Day
❤ "New & Noteworthy"
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"First photography app to impress me."
"Realtime magic" - Actual reviews

This app is an entirely new way to process video. Developed by the guy from the viral Soviet Montage video http://vimeo.com/14821961 (A million views in a day and top 50 most liked video on Vimeo!). This app performs real-time shadow enhancement and gives an HDR look you won't find anywhere else. If you don't believe it, try it and compare to normal iPhone video.

Please understand when you post a review that I'm the sole developer and I'm working to make it even better. Please feel free to contact me through the support link.


✭ effects are live as you film
✭ focus independently of exposure* - tap then drag
✭ pinch to zoom the video (the way it should be)
✭ easily lock WB, exposure and focus--double tap
✭ share full quality videos to facebook, twitter, youtube, tumblr, flickr & more

AirPlay enabled. And supports 16:9 letterbox for the viewfinder, to frame your shots precisely.
It's a versatile app -- you can go from subtle, to low light enhancement, to outlandish

Shoots in 640x360 with avg. frame rates of 16 on a 3Gs and 24fps and above on the iPhone 4 and 4s. If you're getting lower frame rates, take advantage of exposure and focus lock for stutter-free video, or try restarting your device.
* independent focus and exposure available on devices which support focus in their hardware (iPhone 4 and 3Gs)

Some users have complained of problems exporting clips longer than 5 minutes. If you have this problem, use iTunes sharing to export the clip in full. I'm working on a solution.

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What's New

Version 1.1

Fix for iOS 5
Performance enhancements

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings



Now it works great on my iPhone 4s!

No waiting for effects to "render", WYSIWYG.
Loads faster than the native iPhone camera for me.
You can turn off the effects by clicking the chips, so you can use the focus/exp/zoom etc. even if you don't like the effects
Really brings out detail in low light.

Not sure real HDR is possible on the iPhone, but this does do something no other apps do.
Res is not as high as the standard video, though it is higher than any other real-time fx cameras I've used, such as the Vintage 8mm or Super 8 apps. It has to do with the hardware I'm sure.

Overall I'd say get it, as there's nothing else like it and it's made by the guy who did the first HDR video, so it has some merit.

My Flare camera stopped working! HELP!


I have been using FLARE for years. It is one of my favorite apps! Videos taken in low light conditions come out beautiful! I have the iPhone 6+. I used the app last week but last night I tried to use it and it does not work!!! HELP! Tired clicking on the support link but the link is broken.

This app RULES!

Cargo pilot

I've had this app for a few years. I love it! If you really want to see it shine? Use it in low light conditions. Where your normal camera sees just black, this app will see details and colors. I love this app for that. My none iPhone friends get a little iEnvy when I can take night videos and they can't.



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3.4 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and [?]
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Alaric Cole


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