Used by Kendall Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Victoria Beckham, Die Antwoord, Philip Bloom and featured on SNL (S41E01) and in countless music videos!

Reviewed by WIRED, TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Popular Mechanics, The Independent, Macworld, and many, many others.

App Store App of the Day for Fri, Dec 22, 2017

It's 1984, and you've got a camcorder! It'll look that way when you record and send old, messed up-looking videos to friends. They'll swear you built a time machine: "OMG, how'd you shoot that?"

With VHS Camcorder, you'll make home movies that look and sound like video tapes pulled out of storage after 30 years. You can change the on-screen date to trick your friends, create flashing cheesy custom titles, mess up the picture by shaking your device and use the zoom lens feature to emphasize those truly embarrassing moments!

"That's freakin' amazing!" -Everyone

Here's Why You Need It:

• Four words: Best. Throwback. Videos. Ever.
• Create videos of your kids that look like the ones from your childhood
• Impress the new girl by using our app to convince her you built a time machine
• The only app you should ever consider to capture your 80s and 90s-themed parties
• Make your kids' incredibly boring school plays actually watchable

And Also Because of This:

• Realism: the ORIGINAL and BEST app for simulating old videotape recordings
• Change the on-screen date so people think you're way younger--or older--than you really are
• Create custom F*L*A*S*H*I*N*G titles for the ultimate in on-screen cheese
• Phony zoom lens feature dramatically enhances the cheese factor
• Mess up the picture during recording using your finger or by shaking your device
• Don't think we forgot to make things sound bad--we didn't
• Widescreen recording option (but would you REALLY want to use it?)
• Easily share videos from within the app or through Camera Roll
• Built-in clip viewer for playing back, deleting and sharing clips
• Choose your frame rate: 24, 25 or 30
• HD video recording on iPhone 4s and newer devices (1080p requires iPhone 5 or better)

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What's New

Version 1.3.4

• Updated interface for iPhone X
• Fixed import problem with some videos

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Make videos the old school way.

Fixed - App crashes on video import

Josey Towne

Yes it’s all working now, thanks for the update and also for replying to me to let me know.

App works great.

Had trouble finding how to import existing videos - you have to hit the play button.
Maybe ‘play/import’ Would make that clear to users if you can’t have a separate button for each.

Overall I recommend this app and developer.

Developer Response

Sorry about the trouble! Have you updated your copy of VHS Camcorder to the latest version (1.3.4)? That should fix any remaining import problems! 🔧👍



I very rarely comment on Apps but just had to with this one. I love retro/VHS-the glitches the hiss etc etc. This app perfectly recreates this! I have a VHS/C camcorder but transferring it to computer is a pain in the neck. It's as easy as pushing a button on this app! People have mentioned they have an issue with the fact you can't utilise the front facing camera. Well back in the day these analogue cameras very rarely had the screen where you could view yourself. If that is still a problem for you then you just don't get what this app is about and the passion that has obviously went into making it. If you're a van of VHS buy this app immediately!!! You will love it!!


Rarevision LLC
11.9 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2018 Rarevision LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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