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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"
❤ Gizmo's Essentials - "Best iPhone Apps"

"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 (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.

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✭ 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 in Version 1.1

Fix for iOS 5
Performance enhancements

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Customer Reviews


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.

This app RULES!

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.

Great app, small issues

I'm running Flare with iOS 5, no crashing problems. Produces vibrant HDR video that is stunning in outdoor light on landscapes. Indoor usage is not as good depending on lighting and the chosen effect. Experimentation is the key. Sometimes Flare searches for focus too much, but could be caused by subject movement, lighting, or operator shakey hands. Great app overall. Recommended!

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  • $8.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2011
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 3.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Gist LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, 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 with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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