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App of the Day for Friday, Dec 22, 2017

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

With VHS Camcorder, you'll make videos that look and sound like real retro 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, glitch 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 VHS-style retro videos of your kids that look like the ones from your childhood
• The only VHS cam app you should ever consider to capture your 80s and 90s-themed parties
• Make your kids' incredibly boring school plays actually rad
• Impress the new girl by using our app to convince her you built a time machine
• Pretend like you lived through the rad 1980s using our app!

What VHS Camcorder Can Do:

• Realism: the ORIGINAL and BEST VHS app for simulating the glitches of old videotape recordings
• Import videos from other apps to give them the VHS treatment
• Glitch the picture during recording using your finger or by shaking your device
• 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
• Don't think we forgot to make things sound retro terrible (we didn't)
• Widescreen recording option (but would you REALLY want to use it?)
• Share videos you shot with VHS Camcorder to Instagram, Facebook and YouTube using Camera Roll
• 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 1.4

We're always improving the world's best VHS cam app for rad glitch and retro effects!
This release includes:
• Portrait recording now works with both cameras
• New red, green and blue filters
• Swipe left/right to change filters! Works while recording, too!
• Some bug fixes... and they're pretty nerdy so we'll spare you the boredom

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
92 Ratings
92 Ratings
l l RMS l l ,

Love it, but...

Absolutely love this app! Very realistic VHS simulation.

The only thing I’d suggest changing is the “Tilt To Make Things Worse” option. You have to tilt your phone to add more interference, which also tilts your shot, and when you straighten your phone up the interference goes away. I’d prefer a slider across the bottom whilst I’m filming, so I don’t have to comprimise my shot to add effects.

Great app, 5 stars if you can add a feature like that! Thank you.

Jerome2810 ,

Brilliant App!! 5Stars

I bought this after reading the reviews, I wasn’t convinced until I bought it... WOW!! Very impressed, recreating that 80s Cheese is GREAT!!

Excellent Work guys!!

I tried the other options within the app and found that on an iP6s Plus, keeping the ratio to: 480p @ 30Frames recreates the look perfectly.

I hope others enjoy this app as much as I do, oh and you can upload videos from your personal photo album too.. GREAT!!

Was £3.99 at time of purchase. If the price went up to £5.99 it still would still be worth the purchase.

I’m just looking forward to any other updates that you guys can offer!!!


drevil2002 ,

Love it! Would be 6 stars if...

... absolutely love this app. I just wish you could convert existing footage on your phone. i.e. take a 4K movie you’ve already taken and convert it to VHS quality. That would be awesome. So handy for creating retro cutaways. (EDIT, don’t know if it’s new but you can import! 😀, hold down the play button to import. Fantastic! 6⭐️)


Rarevision LLC
14.1 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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