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vintage camera
28.39
6
retro film
2.55
4
vintage cam
30.21
2
8mm app
0.00
1
mm
0.00
1
8mm vintage camera
97.78
1
super 8
0.00
1
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Description
AN OSCAR WORTHY APP - 8mm was used by director Malik Bendjelloul in his Oscar-winning film "Searching for Sugar Man"! The original retro film camera used by millions of users. 8mm vintage camera captures the beauty and magic of old school vintage movies right through your viewfinder. Dust and scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, even frame shakes, all can be instantly added with a single tap of the finger. RECORD VIDEOS WITH SOPHISTICATED LIVE EFFECTS • Total live view of the effects. What you see in the viewfinder is what you get. • Support up to 4K HD recording with real time video effects. INSTANTLY SWITCH EFFECTS FOR 70 DIFFERENT LOOKS • 8 Lenses: super 8, 16mm, Clear, Flickering Frame, Spotlight, Light Leak, Color Fringing and Classic. • 13 Retro & Aged Films: 1920, Noir, 60s, 70s, Sakura, XPro, Siena, Pela, Indigo, Tuscan, Two-Color, 2-Strip and 3-X. • Jitter Button to imitate frame shakes of real 8mm projectors. • Sound Switch to add projector sound for extra authenticity or mute the video for a silent movie effect. APPLY EFFECTS TO EXISTING VIDEOS • Apply and adjust effects while playing a video from Photo library. CREATE PRO-QUALITY MOVIES FROM 8MM CLIPS • Choose from 5 unique themes with matching titles, transitions & music. Free themes: Minimalism, Elegant. In-App Purchase themes: Silent Film, Countdown, Light Leak. • Add soundtrack from iTunes library.
Love this app
by Dot.roxie on 2019/04/15 02:16
I don't always use it .. but when I do is so much fun 💕
Man, I LOVE this app!
by 10101010101011111000 on 2019/04/14 19:18
I like the way you can make cool films. It’s cool and fun. So I’m givin’ it a 5 star.
Absolutely LOVE this app!!
by MIKE CANVAS on 2019/04/13 18:46
Bought this app back in the first year when it came out. Before it was popular from social media influencers. Love the features like 4K video recording and 18FPS video option. But I would definitely pay extra if more features are added! (1) take photos (with the same filters) (2) other recording options (i.e 24fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, etc) (3) other filters and frames (paper rip, dust, grain, light leak flares, etc) (4) the option to dial in the amount of the filter & effects, so it’s not always at 100% (5) time stamp option or some type of retro clock with customize dates, hours, mins, seconds, month, day, year, etc (6) save the original video clips to camera roll, so you have both the unfiltered clip and the one with the 8mm vintage filter as well! Only way right now is to shoot it on your iPhone camera and import it into 8mm which at times doesn’t auto rotate the video so you have to download another video editing app to rotate your video clip or do it on your Mac and reimport it back onto your phone. Over all I love the app, and have been using it for years before it got famous! And I know a lot of people have requested for this app to be able to shoot pictures as well, with the same type of film filter it already provides!
Still going strong
by kwahdik on 2019/04/10 07:58
One of the very first app that I bought. Now there are so many apps using filters but I keep coming back to this
What happened?
by Dixieonmymind on 2019/04/09 02:59
I used this app a few times to make some great short fun videos a few months ago and now it won’t let me pick any videos to upload to the reel from 2018 or older and it also won’t access my music at all now?! Definitely bummed out because I loved this app when I first discovered it!
Great app
by TylerStorm on 2019/04/08 22:34
I love this app, shooting something on film can really add to the life of an image, but not everyone can afford something like a super 8 and keep buying film. That’s where this app comes in. I love this app and I hope the creators continue to expand on the variety of filters and effects. P.s. it’d be cool if there was a bit more marginal version of that prism effect.
Conflicted
by D B O N E on 2019/04/06 04:31
I like the camera and filters.The videos in my library will not upload. App keeps kicking me out every time i try it.fix it! Or refund me.
8mm just like the ones from the fifties
by ccCone on 2019/03/30 02:41
Great fun camera. Great film output. Love it
Not working on iPad Pro
by Kingcolespike34 on 2019/03/29 19:41
I bought this app on my iPad Pro today hoping to record some vintage looking videos to put together for a film project. I was disappointed when I opened the app, turned on all the features, yet got a black screen instead of video. I’ve checked if I approved my camera, and even my mic in settings. Still nothing.. Please let this be worth my money. I’d love to use this app if I could. Thanks!
Crashes!
by CrankBait72 on 2019/03/28 06:42
This app crashes on my iPhone 6s when trying to open an existing video for editing. I have tried multiple videos and it doesn’t matter which one I pick, it always crashes. Developers: Any thoughts?
Glitch
by hhhhhhhahhahahahahahhahhhhh on 2019/03/26 03:26
It keeps glitching every time I try to upload a video.
Add Spotify please!! Awesome app!!
by izec99 on 2019/03/20 05:04
I love it!!! Please add spotify to be able to add music!!
Force Closes
by GabeAze on 2019/03/13 19:41
Force closes when I try to import a video
:/
by sailormoon850 on 2019/03/08 02:19
Was really cool for 5 minutes, and now every time i try to upload a video the app keeps shutting down. No clue on what to do about it or who to ask how to fix this bug?
Functional
by dadAssDavey on 2019/03/07 10:06
See I enjoy this app slot, it shoots great video and looks so nice on my X, however the lack of single frame photos or even live photos is infuriating considering the price of the app, I feel like I'm paying for more than what Im getting; even if i had to pay more for that function I would.
Love it - but needs a lot of help.
by kirks9392 on 2019/03/07 06:31
I love this app but it makes it so hard to like it! I constantly have issues, it’s constantly crashing, and it won’t load random videos (usually the ones I want to use). Could use a few updates and cleaner UX and it would be perfect.
App crashes
by Kate10110 on 2019/03/05 16:37
I love the app and I loved that you can upload videos from your camera roll on there. But every time I try to upload the video the app crashes! I wish that would be fixed 😭
Amazing app, but...
by ChubBabySquirrel on 2019/03/04 18:57
This app creates beautiful clips, and I love how you can combine other clips to make a little movie. However, I absolutely hate that you basically have to record from the app. There is an import form library option, however it’s awful. I’ve imported many videos from my photo library and most of the video is cut off (even when I expand the aspect ratio). This is very limiting. I’m really hoping that in the future I will be able to upload videos and be able to adjust in order to see the full video. In addition it would be wonderful if there was also a photo editing option as well. Other than that I think this app is wonderful...
Cool app
by cyclista on 2019/03/03 16:14
This is a really nice app. I always struggle a little with why would I want to degrade the quality of my video, but it does give a retro look that can be effective in some settings. I only have a few wishes for improvements. First, the recording settings are buried in the movie catalog screen. That is not very intuitive. It would be nice if the help actually told you a bit more about the trade offs of each film style. Lastly, and perhaps the biggest, while you can now zoom, you cannot choose which lens to use on a phone that has multiple lenses. These things not withstanding, I do highly recommend this app. If the developer fixes these things, then my rating will go up.
Beautiful app
by 👏👍👍 shawn on 2019/02/28 01:30
Love the different stunning effects beautiful quality!!!2 thumbs
Good effects, but little control
by 8952Jane on 2019/02/27 21:58
I will start by saying that the effects themselves are very good. I like the different lenses and grain. That being said, this app feels drastically behind the times as far as the control one has over the project in the app. If you upload a clip that’s already on your phone, it crops it really strangely and zooms in close and you can’t adjust this in any way, even by rotating the video out of the app. This is the major drawback to the app for me and renders it nearly unusable for my purposes. This issue makes the app feel very 2009 iPod touch era to me.
Works fine on iPhone 7
by Yet Another Bill on 2019/02/24 19:51
Really like the interface and output. Just not seeing any of the problems noted in recent reviews - no crashes, no trouble uploading videos. Maybe ill behaved on a different phone model, I don't know. Definitely working great for me.
Love it
by NeroTheCat0 on 2019/02/24 18:35
Why does it not let me add songs? It says that they are locked.
After all these years the app still underachieves!
by Boojiboy1000 on 2019/02/24 14:59
So at a basic level, this app does an okay job of creating a “film” look. Where I would love to see this app excel is have better emulation of actual film like Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Afghan, Fugi, etc. Also, I wish there was better control in the details like, frames, scratches, dust, grain, flicker, color etc. One glaring problem, if you shoot with a frame and then use the light leak effect the leak is on top of the cutout! I want this app to be the best, but after 8 years of use it really hasn’t changed much.
Needs to be fixed
by lilscoop0035 on 2019/02/23 23:01
Keeps crashing when I open my own photos and videos. Not worth the money. An absolute joke.
App keeps crashing
by AllyVille8998 on 2019/02/23 20:56
App crashes every time you try to open a video. Very annoying
I need help?
by Slimshady5005! on 2019/02/18 05:37
The camera won’t work on my phone, it won’t pop up and I don’t get why?
Nearly the Best Filmmaking App
by PastelDaze34 on 2019/02/16 22:34
This was the first app I downloaded when I first got an iPhone several years ago. It’s still one of my favorites! There’s a lot of possibilities to make creative movies. I really love that I can edit and add music from my music library! While I would love to see a brighter 1930s Two Strip Technicolor in a future update, I hope the next update would please have the ability to trim clips and music in editing.
i used to love this app but...
by lovetolove96 on 2019/02/16 02:43
every time i try to upload a video from my camera roll it crashes. please fix this!
Force Close
by Nataliebrooks on 2019/02/12 19:20
Every time I try to upload a video it force closes.
Music
by comingupsdh on 2019/02/07 18:57
I can’t add music
Please allow for change in orientation
by meoww42 on 2019/02/06 15:58
Love this app but wish you could change the video orientation to vertical. Will change review if fixed
no sharing
by ivymanx on 2019/02/06 00:57
early adopter of this app. has it for years. i used to be able to share my films son social media, but they have eliminated the button. now, it saves to the camera roll, but without effects. boo hiss
Please fix upload video feature!!
by jmorell6 on 2019/02/05 17:43
Love this app, will be filming a music video with it, however, please fix the app! Everytime i upload a video from over a week ago onto the app, it crashes.
Unfortunately it only can record videos.
by Will_Skywalker on 2019/02/02 17:16
Its effects and filters are awesome and genuine. But it can only shot videos, it is so sad for me that it can take pictures.
Auto Crop?
by ayoudrey on 2019/02/02 06:16
Is there a way you can upload a video and not have it cropped? I kind of wish it’d edit the entire video.......
was great
by Bibbfortuna on 2019/01/30 20:17
this app used to be my favorite. until recently every time you try to upload your own videos it crashes
No stars
by Patty010860 on 2019/01/30 04:50
If I could get away with big fat zero stars I would. Trying to get in touch with the developer is a joke. All I want to know is why the f@&k won't the app let me open anything from my photo or video library without crashing!
This always makes me smile!
by WeHo Shopper on 2019/01/29 01:15
This takes me back to the good ol' days when you never you knew whether or not your negatives were going to come out. The interface is really easy to use and never comes up short.
Still good, after all these years.
by ding777 on 2019/01/28 04:10
This app has been around for years, I remember it being one of the first old-school analog-look video apps available. Nowadays they seem to be a dime a dozen, but this app has stuck around and is still good. It’s simple and relatively intuitive. Spend a few minutes with it and you’ll have it figured out. Nothing too gimmicky or trendy about it, and the analog looks are very authentic. And unlike so many older apps where the developers eventually got disillusioned or bored or both and walked away, these developers have actually stayed on top of this app, so it still works without a hitch on my iPhone 8.
Loved app until...
by ad420710 on 2019/01/26 22:30
I loved this app and used it constantly.. When I upgraded my phone and tried to use again it no longer allows me to bring in video from my gallery
Cannot import videos
by snipeyhead on 2019/01/25 11:34
The app immediately crashes when I try to import videos from my camera roll :( I’ve used earlier versions of this app and it worked great, so I’m really hoping they fix this soon.
cute film ..very glitchy
by Mia Star❤️ on 2019/01/24 19:12
I love the film look & the filters are super cute on my videos, however the entire time I was using the app it would glitch and take me out of the app. I made sure all my apps were closed & my battery was fully charged ...still glitchy
can’t upload videos like description said smh
by Jmc9779 on 2019/01/21 21:38
the filters and stuff are really cool and there’s a lot of different options and they look legit, but tbh the whole reason I got the app was so I could upload my existing videos on my phone into the app and uou can’t even do that like the description said it could lol. whenever I try the app freezes and closes itself so it doesn’t even work I’m sad I want my $2 back :(
New zoom feature
by Wiamsheikh on 2019/01/20 19:54
When I first got the app I always thought it could use a zoom feature and am so happy it was added! Really makes it better
Still has flaws
by jfndjsijxndnsjthoene on 2019/01/19 23:29
I really like the vintage effects this app gives but it’s been stated before that videos get cropped since you can’t rotate the orientation. It’s really annoying because I’ve tried to go around it by rotating my videos but it still comes out sideways in the app. And it keeps on crashing after I upload two videos. I really like the idea and quality but there are some imperfections
It’s SO good but just one thing
by Anty1312% on 2019/01/18 00:39
Can you add an option to increase or decease the amount of film grain?
Keeps crashing
by rosjames1 on 2019/01/17 16:11
It has a bug you can’t upload your own videos to to
Cool app but I can’t upload my own videos
by MeganHolloway on 2019/01/17 07:17
The app is really neat. Designed kind of kid-like but produces good quality videos! My only complaint is that anytime I try to upload a video that I took with my iPhone camera, it closes me out of the app. The description says you’re supposed to be able to upload your own so I’m not sure why it isn’t working.
Crashes every time I import video
by wardenofthenorth on 2019/01/16 06:54
I even tried redownloading. :( I was super excited to try it.
Please fix the glitch
by Ashleynweimar on 2019/01/13 17:53
When I try to access videos from my iCloud the app shuts down, please fix this and I will rate 5 stars
Fix Bugs - Love It Otherwise
by Mandypolina101 on 2019/01/13 14:40
Probably my most favorite app, but right now it keeps shutting down even when I try to incorporate one of my videos so I can transition it to “film” quality, won’t even bother with a 6second video without crashing, where as before it would do a HD Nikon video that was 2min in duration with ease and wouldn’t kick me off of the app. I’d LOVE for this to be fixed so I can go back to being happy and obsessed with this app! Thanks!
Sound.
by Matthewybabbsy on 2019/01/06 01:14
I just installed this app so I can make previous films in my roll the retro effect but it didn’t seem to have sound? Am I doing something wrong or is there a way of having the original audio on your clips when you put them through the process?
8mm is cool - 16mm is AWESOME
by drewruth1992 on 2019/01/04 21:52
I’ve loved this app for years. The 8mm stuff is fantastic and gives a truly genuine feel compared to other apps. My ONLY suggestion was to have a 16mm film look. Now it’s here! I am so pumped to use this.
Amazing Update
by JO3D3N on 2019/01/04 16:45
I was waiting for iPad support Thanks for doing that for the iOS community. Mahalo
Great app
by Djpt3 on 2018/12/28 07:50
This app is great - quality video and an easy interface.
Annoyed
by Ivettttttt on 2018/12/08 01:20
I wish the editing for videos I already have was easier. I hate it so far. Looking for a better app.
Nothing really to do??
by shïbu on 2018/11/22 02:32
You really can’t do much, it does definitely do what it tells you it does, but there’s nothing too special. Especially since you have to pay money. It’s an app that you’d be disappointed in spending money on, I’d much rather you spend your money on something else then something you’ll get bored of. You also can’t upload videos and vintage-ize them so that’s not really fun.
IS THERE A PHOTO OPTION?
by JOSUE ACEVEDO on 2018/10/15 21:16
THIS IS A GREAT APP. BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE A PHOTO OPTION IS THERE A PHOTO OPTION
May be the BEST film app, looks great, needs features
by totallyfrozen on 2018/10/12 01:50
I had to update my review to 5 stars because the complaints I had were all my own fault. After looking further through the app, I found what I needed with just a couple of exceptions. First need: I’d like an update to allow control via a selfie stick through the lightening cable port (as on the newer iPhones). Second, a zoom feature! I could figure out how to zoom?! Come on! Even the actual 8mm cameras in the 1960’s had a zoomable lens. Otherwise, I love this app. It’s just hours and hours of fun!!
Frame rate
by davecwaite on 2018/10/08 05:23
Love the app ... work on the frame rate though. Allow for higher frame rate. When I run video back through it, it downgrades the frame rates
No help.
by Karleefritzyo on 2018/09/17 04:20
No matter what I do, I can’t add my own music. Every song shows a lock next to it, preventing me from adding it to my project. I have tried contacting this company several times through email, and even messaging them on Facebook and NO ONE will respond to me. Frustrated that my money has been wasted.
Outstanding app
by IRSengineer on 2018/09/04 00:25
This is a must buy for anyone into shooting and editing right on your iPhone.
great app
by artyisadork on 2018/08/31 13:15
i don't have a complaint, this is my favorite app to record vintage looking videos
Music Locked
by johncajington on 2018/08/29 17:03
Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I am unable to add music in because all of my sings seem to be locked for some reason. Let me know if there’s something I’m doing wrong. Thanks!
Almost Perfect
by Gronne on 2018/08/23 20:48
The quality of the output from this app is really great. Two things I think are needed in a future update: 1) Ability to lock exposure/focus 2) Ability to select the portrait lens on dual camera iPhones Thank you for this app!
Insane grading/filters but needs tweaking
by Freewilly lover on 2018/08/20 14:39
I was absolutely blown away by the grading this app is capable of. All the filters look so nice and somewhat professional. The one thing that would make this app perfect is having the option to change the video orientation IN APP. It's pretty annoying that whenever I record a video externally say through Instagram or the actual phone camera app, (mostly vertical videos for stories. Rarely horizontal) I save to my camera roll and whenever I open the video in the 8mm app to add a filter, it flips the orientation to horizontal or vice-versa. I had to download a third-party app just to flip the videos I record just so I can then have them be correctly orientated inside the actual 8mm app and export them vertically like I wanted them in the first place. That gets pretty annoying and is very time consuming. Nothing a super quick update could fix I'm pretty sure. But other than that, $2 really well spent 👍🏼
AWESOME
by The queen of nothing on 2018/08/20 07:42
This app is incredible!! The first video I made was so sweet and old fashioned. I love it!!
Great App with a Few Drawbacks
by Katie-Did123 on 2018/08/16 05:13
I do really love using this app, but lately a lot of the photos I take have gone missing. They are on my camera roll on my phone, but when I open the app to try and create a video, they are nowhere to be found and I can’t upload them back onto the app. It’s quite annoying and makes the experience of making videos more challenging. I do like the app, I just wish this problem could be solved.
I love it | Suggestions
by Naxios17 on 2018/08/09 09:21
So, I've been using this app for a little while now and I already love it! Suggestions though, can you guys (developers) make the screen while recording, like bigger and let us users take pictures with it and edit videos/photos with its amazingly crafted vintage look filters & frames.
No option to save video to Photos?
by NotAnExpertButClose on 2018/07/31 00:53
Why???????
Love love love
by Jessie is a metalhead on 2018/07/25 12:25
This is my favorite app! Would love to see a vintage photography option as well!
by brittneyinazkaban on 2018/07/23 17:40
this app is magic & i just love it! if only it also took photos 😕
Not what it looks like
by Muggymay on 2018/07/22 03:01
Yes the filters are good, but in the description the it says with this app you can “edit videos from the library” and edit them into movies within the app with certain themes, and add a song from your iTunes library. You can’t do that at all with the 8mm app. I bought it for the reasons in the description and all I got was a basic video filter app.
Zoom?
by skraMnoR on 2018/07/16 01:52
It's a very simple and effective app but I wld love to be able to zoom.
New version doesn’t work
by chris_gotgame on 2018/07/14 03:27
The new version that just came out does not allow me to access my videos to covert them in the app to put the filters on them.
Need Help
by 22Trent22 on 2018/07/08 07:51
Beautiful app, works great, effects are amazing ... but I can’t figure out how to delete reels and clips from the library :/
Smh
by majorsmh123 on 2018/07/05 16:53
Just spent $2 and there is a glitch that wont allow me to download old vids even after i enabled access to photos.
Great app needs a photo talking update
by LivyBear on 2018/07/05 07:26
I really wish you could take pictures! The video is great but I would love to be able to take portrait photos with this app!
Doesn’t even work
by haley1022 on 2018/07/01 00:43
Literally the app won’t even turn on. Like the screen to record is straight up black. I want my money back.
Fantastic!!!
by Crazy Paving on 2018/06/27 17:39
This app is more than just a novelty!! It’s a wonderful tool for creating a vintage look. I wish I could figure out how to purchase the in app features though to utilize the entire package.
ADD A ZOOM IN AND OUT OPTION
by Gggoj on 2018/06/22 15:48
THE APP IS GREAT BUT ALL IT NEEDS TO TOP IT OFF IS A ZOOM IN AND OUT OPTION
Amazing for numerous effects!
by Corbin Bros. on 2018/06/22 03:09
This app has a wide variety of different looks to achieve for different styles of filmmaking, from a grungy 8mm look to a perfect noir look and everything in between!
Great app!
by beefysheep3 on 2018/06/20 02:58
This app is really wonderful for cute, vintage videos! My only complaint is that you cannot use it for vertical videos. I would love to see an update include that!
Update needed
by Sadisfied on 2018/06/16 01:58
It’s a wonderful app-needs an update now
:(
by Abby6795 on 2018/06/05 00:36
I’m so upset. I created so many great memories with this app and I deleted the videos from my own photos so I can just redownloaded them all from the app and it deleted it FROM the app too and I’ve never been so heartbroken. I just lost a Years worth of memory because this app syncs with my own photos which I didn’t think was possible.
Been using for 4 years, but needs updates
by maryadamsofficial.com on 2018/06/01 05:33
First- PLEASE allow an optional starting point for the music. Other apps allow you to pick what point in the song you’d like to use, so I am forced to use other apps if I don’t want to simply use the very beginning of the song (which is most of the time.) This has been like these all four years I’ve used it- please update. Additional filters that are more “light” based and not “color” based would be nice too, since the images are already grainy by the vintage affects. Second- this may be an iPhone issue more than anything as I’m not savvy in “iCloud storage/photo stream/etc etc”. Like I said I’ve been using this app for four years. Instead of taking clips directly with the vintage camera app, I’ll take extended videos of the event I’m at or adventure I’m on with my regular camera app so I can be present and enjoy what I’m doing in long moments. I’ll then edit new clips down to a few seconds each and upload them individually to the vintage camera app so I can get the very best scenes. With iPhone’s fairly recent update in having photos AUTOMATICALLY download to iCloud storage and “remove” them from my phone (even though it is still viewable on the device) after what I believe is two days, those videos are no longer available to upload in the vintage camera app. That is INCLUDING projects (reels) I’m in the middle of that are (were) in the app. Every clip of that reel, and the entire reel is as if it’s never been done in the vintage camera app, and they are no longer available to upload to the app- only videos that are more recently taken. I know you can turn this off in iCloud settings, but once it’s been on, turning it off will require you to download EVERY single photo and video in your camera roll or it will be deleted. Ain’t nobody got time [or space] for that. The project I was in the middle of is completely wiped. This is not the first time it’s happened and it’s really frustrating. I’m currently searching for ways to somehow recover or remove certain videos from iCloud storage to be completely in the device and viewable / useable by this app. Again, unsure if this is an iPhone dilemma, my own unfamiliarity, or if something can be done by 8mm vintage camera, but since it’s a frequent issue of mine I thought I’d put it out there so others can know- finish your reel in the same day or else the videos will be gone.
Wack
by ddfggrdddsdghjgzdhjkifvbii on 2018/05/28 20:53
You’re basically buying preset filters, you can’t change the saturation nor the contrast, nothing. This app is wack.
I love this app but.....
by Family Hendrickson on 2018/05/26 20:39
This app is great! I love the filters! Although I bought it thinking you could take photos because the app was in the photo and video category:( Hopefully the next update could add a photo feature👍🏻
Best vintage video filters in an app.
by Syima T on 2018/05/12 06:06
My only complaint is that I would really like to shoot in portrait mode and also import videos in portrait mode, please include these other aspect ratios for instagram stories and importing portrait modes. The only way I have to work around this problem is rotate my video with another app, import it to this one, and the re-rotate it again after adding the video filter, a rather time consuming and tedious process. Please please include portrait modes.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by inaisle8 on 2018/05/10 22:27
I gave this app four stars because though it is great for video use, it is not great for actual photos. You may be thinking (OF COURSE ITS NOT FOR PHOTOS) but I think the app should make a way to use photos as well as videos. Other than that, I think it’s a pretty nice app. ;)
Very cool
by roeboat72 on 2018/05/07 18:05
This app is pretty cool it can make any of your videos look like they were taken with an 8mm camera, and they look pretty real too.
8mm
by Icekristoff on 2018/05/06 06:34
i love this app. i use it almost on the daily and i just love everything about it, from the filters to the authenticity. but i would really appreciate it if it had better frame rates so when i upload a video at 60fps it doesn’t come out so choppy. i hope and would appreciate if this was fixed in future updates!
Add some features!
by Ayonomus on 2018/05/01 18:22
This app is great, but I recommend putting a zoom feature in your next update. I would really love that. Thanks!
Three Strip Technicolor?
by sspdirect01 on 2018/04/29 17:24
I really love this app. It reminds me very much of the old movies I use to love. I also like that they managed to add a Two Strip and Two Color filter so I could make my films look like films from the late 20s and early thirties like Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum. The way to make it perfect is if they added a three Strip or three color option like in The Adventures of Robin Hood or The Wizard of Oz. Would that be impossible to manage?
Compare the two app
by JohnBoy5562 on 2018/04/27 18:19
I bought this on my iPad and I love it. So I bought the iPhone version in the bundle with ReelDirector II. ReelDirector II will install on both iPad and iPhone. So if I had to do it over I would have bought this app on my iPhone with the bundle so I could use the better camera that comes on the iPhone 7 vs iPad Air 2 use airdrop to send to my iPad to edit. Like I said I bought it on the iPad and all of the themes but they will not install on the iPhone app you have to buy them all over again. So you need to decide which you want to shoot video on iPhone or iPad because you have to buy the app and themes on both😭. -1 Star because you can’t share themes you bought.
Bummed
by Apneet on 2018/04/23 20:57
Due to the new update the app can no longer process vertical video. You can import vertical video but it automatically changes the dimensions to landscape, which really blows. Why vertical video? Instagram stories. I used his app religiously for years & loved it. PLEASE include orientation settings!!!!
Like a summer shower with girl in a sundress
by dorian holley on 2018/04/20 05:29
even if what you shot is devoid of funk, 8mm instantly gives it a vibe. just feels good.
Needs import feature
by DomNFG on 2018/04/13 01:58
This app is nearly perfect if only it had the ability to import videos.
First non clickbait 8mm sim
by Borna m on 2017/09/20 12:53
When i first downloaded this app i thought its one of those cheesy clickbait apps that just add tons of contrast and fade the blacks in a very unnatural way but it blew me away with its authenticity in both the color and specially the film grain, the quality is so great that im running RED footage through it just to get that grain and colors That being said i have two serious problems with it which i hope to be solved in later updates. When you import clips in the app there is no way to preview the clip before saving it, i get the whole vintage workflow kind of thing but it would be very nice to be able to actually run through the clip with the added effect before hitting the record button and having to actually rip it at 1x speed for it to be saved. The second problem - well not really a problem but a recommendation - is not being able to just add film grain. The grain patterns are extremely nice and useful and on par with some pretty expensive grain overlays. It would be very nice being able to just add the grain without adding a color effect. I hope this was helpful
Absolutely LOVE this app!!
by MIKE CANVAS on 2019/04/13 18:46
Bought this app back in the first year when it came out. Before it was popular from social media influencers. Love the features like 4K video recording and 18FPS video option. But I would definitely pay extra if more features are added! (1) take photos (with the same filters) (2) other recording options (i.e 24fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, etc) (3) other filters and frames (paper rip, dust, grain, light leak flares, etc) (4) the option to dial in the amount of the filter & effects, so it’s not always at 100% (5) time stamp option or some type of retro clock with customize dates, hours, mins, seconds, month, day, year, etc (6) save the original video clips to camera roll, so you have both the unfiltered clip and the one with the 8mm vintage filter as well! Only way right now is to shoot it on your iPhone camera and import it into 8mm which at times doesn’t auto rotate the video so you have to download another video editing app to rotate your video clip or do it on your Mac and reimport it back onto your phone. Over all I love the app, and have been using it for years before it got famous! And I know a lot of people have requested for this app to be able to shoot pictures as well, with the same type of film filter it already provides!
Insane grading/filters but needs tweaking
by Freewilly lover on 2018/08/20 14:39
I was absolutely blown away by the grading this app is capable of. All the filters look so nice and somewhat professional. The one thing that would make this app perfect is having the option to change the video orientation IN APP. It's pretty annoying that whenever I record a video externally say through Instagram or the actual phone camera app, (mostly vertical videos for stories. Rarely horizontal) I save to my camera roll and whenever I open the video in the 8mm app to add a filter, it flips the orientation to horizontal or vice-versa. I had to download a third-party app just to flip the videos I record just so I can then have them be correctly orientated inside the actual 8mm app and export them vertically like I wanted them in the first place. That gets pretty annoying and is very time consuming. Nothing a super quick update could fix I'm pretty sure. But other than that, $2 really well spent 👍🏼
Toy-like user interface; Professional grade filters
by nimakarimi on 2018/01/19 11:41
This app has the best filters and effects to give that old vintage look to the videos. The grain is very high quality and natural looking and the color transformations and the filters are of professional grade quality (comparable to expensive pro software). But there’s one catch, The user interface is not built to use this as a professional app in a videomaker’s toolkit. It is mostly built like a toy to just play around with the effects. There are many many things that could be improved in the UI to make it easier to use. For example one can not preview any filter without actually applying it on a video and saving it to the camera roll. Also it does a 1:1 conversion, so a half hour long video takes exactly half an hour to be processed. Changing filters is also not at all easy, you have to turn a dial to change it. The library part of the app takes a while to update each time you open it (specially when you have lots of videos on your device) It also has a weird bug which has not been fixed yet after many releases, if I edit a vertical ratio (9:16) video in another app and import it in the 8mm, it does not respect the rotation and stretches it to view as horizontal. But overall I’m using it quite often and I really love the filters so I can’t complain much. ;)
Still good, after all these years.
by ding777 on 2019/01/28 04:10
This app has been around for years, I remember it being one of the first old-school analog-look video apps available. Nowadays they seem to be a dime a dozen, but this app has stuck around and is still good. It’s simple and relatively intuitive. Spend a few minutes with it and you’ll have it figured out. Nothing too gimmicky or trendy about it, and the analog looks are very authentic. And unlike so many older apps where the developers eventually got disillusioned or bored or both and walked away, these developers have actually stayed on top of this app, so it still works without a hitch on my iPhone 8.
Cool app
by cyclista on 2019/03/03 16:14
This is a really nice app. I always struggle a little with why would I want to degrade the quality of my video, but it does give a retro look that can be effective in some settings. I only have a few wishes for improvements. First, the recording settings are buried in the movie catalog screen. That is not very intuitive. It would be nice if the help actually told you a bit more about the trade offs of each film style. Lastly, and perhaps the biggest, while you can now zoom, you cannot choose which lens to use on a phone that has multiple lenses. These things not withstanding, I do highly recommend this app. If the developer fixes these things, then my rating will go up.
Compare the two app
by JohnBoy5562 on 2018/04/27 18:19
I bought this on my iPad and I love it. So I bought the iPhone version in the bundle with ReelDirector II. ReelDirector II will install on both iPad and iPhone. So if I had to do it over I would have bought this app on my iPhone with the bundle so I could use the better camera that comes on the iPhone 7 vs iPad Air 2 use airdrop to send to my iPad to edit. Like I said I bought it on the iPad and all of the themes but they will not install on the iPhone app you have to buy them all over again. So you need to decide which you want to shoot video on iPhone or iPad because you have to buy the app and themes on both😭. -1 Star because you can’t share themes you bought.
Amazing app, but...
by ChubBabySquirrel on 2019/03/04 18:57
This app creates beautiful clips, and I love how you can combine other clips to make a little movie. However, I absolutely hate that you basically have to record from the app. There is an import form library option, however it’s awful. I’ve imported many videos from my photo library and most of the video is cut off (even when I expand the aspect ratio). This is very limiting. I’m really hoping that in the future I will be able to upload videos and be able to adjust in order to see the full video. In addition it would be wonderful if there was also a photo editing option as well. Other than that I think this app is wonderful...
May be the BEST film app, looks great, needs features
by totallyfrozen on 2018/10/12 01:50
I had to update my review to 5 stars because the complaints I had were all my own fault. After looking further through the app, I found what I needed with just a couple of exceptions. First need: I’d like an update to allow control via a selfie stick through the lightening cable port (as on the newer iPhones). Second, a zoom feature! I could figure out how to zoom?! Come on! Even the actual 8mm cameras in the 1960’s had a zoomable lens. Otherwise, I love this app. It’s just hours and hours of fun!!
Best vintage video filters in an app.
by Syima T on 2018/05/12 06:06
My only complaint is that I would really like to shoot in portrait mode and also import videos in portrait mode, please include these other aspect ratios for instagram stories and importing portrait modes. The only way I have to work around this problem is rotate my video with another app, import it to this one, and the re-rotate it again after adding the video filter, a rather time consuming and tedious process. Please please include portrait modes.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST
by Elcrest on 2017/11/09 03:24
This is my go-to video camera app. I love everything about it. Very professional and non-gimmicky and very fun and usable. I appreciate the function to upload an existing video to apply a filter and also to shoot a new one right from it. I also like how there’s a share extension to create right from the Photo app. When paired with ProCam3's steady zoom, this thing can make pro looking videos. I hope this app NEVER goes away! The new 2-strip film is GREAT!
Fix Bugs - Love It Otherwise
by Mandypolina101 on 2019/01/13 14:40
Probably my most favorite app, but right now it keeps shutting down even when I try to incorporate one of my videos so I can transition it to “film” quality, won’t even bother with a 6second video without crashing, where as before it would do a HD Nikon video that was 2min in duration with ease and wouldn’t kick me off of the app. I’d LOVE for this to be fixed so I can go back to being happy and obsessed with this app! Thanks!
Good effects, but little control
by 8952Jane on 2019/02/27 21:58
I will start by saying that the effects themselves are very good. I like the different lenses and grain. That being said, this app feels drastically behind the times as far as the control one has over the project in the app. If you upload a clip that’s already on your phone, it crops it really strangely and zooms in close and you can’t adjust this in any way, even by rotating the video out of the app. This is the major drawback to the app for me and renders it nearly unusable for my purposes. This issue makes the app feel very 2009 iPod touch era to me.
Nearly the Best Filmmaking App
by PastelDaze34 on 2019/02/16 22:34
This was the first app I downloaded when I first got an iPhone several years ago. It’s still one of my favorites! There’s a lot of possibilities to make creative movies. I really love that I can edit and add music from my music library! While I would love to see a brighter 1930s Two Strip Technicolor in a future update, I hope the next update would please have the ability to trim clips and music in editing.
After all these years the app still underachieves!
by Boojiboy1000 on 2019/02/24 14:59
So at a basic level, this app does an okay job of creating a “film” look. Where I would love to see this app excel is have better emulation of actual film like Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Afghan, Fugi, etc. Also, I wish there was better control in the details like, frames, scratches, dust, grain, flicker, color etc. One glaring problem, if you shoot with a frame and then use the light leak effect the leak is on top of the cutout! I want this app to be the best, but after 8 years of use it really hasn’t changed much.
Great except you can’t import vertical videos
by Sophieeeeee11. on 2018/02/15 20:58
Like the app but don’t like that you can’t shoot or load in vertical videos (they get cropped)*... and if you shoot vertical the whole app is still in a horizontal orientation. Other than that beautiful filters. Really wish I could import vertical videos as that’s my preferred choice of orientation. *I also went ahead and rotated a vertical video into horizontal layout but when loaded back into the app the app still read it as vertical and cropped it.
I have a suggestion
by HI check out my message on 2018/02/22 17:11
I love everything about this but in the next update you guys should add an option if you want the film to sound like an old vintage. Like if someone in the video starts talking their voice would sound like it’s coming from an old radio or something. But yeah you should add that option.
Great App with a Few Drawbacks
by Katie-Did123 on 2018/08/16 05:13
I do really love using this app, but lately a lot of the photos I take have gone missing. They are on my camera roll on my phone, but when I open the app to try and create a video, they are nowhere to be found and I can’t upload them back onto the app. It’s quite annoying and makes the experience of making videos more challenging. I do like the app, I just wish this problem could be solved.
Three Strip Technicolor?
by sspdirect01 on 2018/04/29 17:24
I really love this app. It reminds me very much of the old movies I use to love. I also like that they managed to add a Two Strip and Two Color filter so I could make my films look like films from the late 20s and early thirties like Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum. The way to make it perfect is if they added a three Strip or three color option like in The Adventures of Robin Hood or The Wizard of Oz. Would that be impossible to manage?
Still has flaws
by jfndjsijxndnsjthoene on 2019/01/19 23:29
I really like the vintage effects this app gives but it’s been stated before that videos get cropped since you can’t rotate the orientation. It’s really annoying because I’ve tried to go around it by rotating my videos but it still comes out sideways in the app. And it keeps on crashing after I upload two videos. I really like the idea and quality but there are some imperfections
Cool app but I can’t upload my own videos
by MeganHolloway on 2019/01/17 07:17
The app is really neat. Designed kind of kid-like but produces good quality videos! My only complaint is that anytime I try to upload a video that I took with my iPhone camera, it closes me out of the app. The description says you’re supposed to be able to upload your own so I’m not sure why it isn’t working.
Great fun and pro.
by yoshionthego on 2017/10/03 18:44
It's a lot of fun just for family and friends events but also a great professional tool for that old school film look. Supports up to 1080p (on my iPhone, might be higher on a newer phone) and can also import shots filmed by other apps to apply the effects later. It's fun. And it's pro.
Great app
by TylerStorm on 2019/04/08 22:34
I love this app, shooting something on film can really add to the life of an image, but not everyone can afford something like a super 8 and keep buying film. That’s where this app comes in. I love this app and I hope the creators continue to expand on the variety of filters and effects. P.s. it’d be cool if there was a bit more marginal version of that prism effect.
Fantastic, nearly authentic effects
by DrMusic45 on 2017/09/02 17:02
8mm is a really great, unique video app that I've found to be unmatched in its usability and quality. Bonus points for being able to convert existing videos as well. I used this on a music video shoot and it worked perfectly.
Unable to render
by MossyMarim on 2018/03/24 14:17
I absolutely love this app, but after the update it’s been having problems. When I record, individual videos are saved to my camera roll, but I can’t render or save reels. It just shows up as black. I really hope this is fixed, because making reels is one of the best parts of this app.
Everything is amazing except one thing
by Nephilyn on 2017/06/20 16:21
This app is amazing and it's filters are top notch. People complaining about saving in 1080p this is not what the app is for. My only wish list item is being able to import vertical video and apply filters instead of landscape cropping. Will rate 5 stars if it happens!
Works fine on iPhone 7
by Yet Another Bill on 2019/02/24 19:51
Really like the interface and output. Just not seeing any of the problems noted in recent reviews - no crashes, no trouble uploading videos. Maybe ill behaved on a different phone model, I don't know. Definitely working great for me.
can’t upload videos like description said smh
by Jmc9779 on 2019/01/21 21:38
the filters and stuff are really cool and there’s a lot of different options and they look legit, but tbh the whole reason I got the app was so I could upload my existing videos on my phone into the app and uou can’t even do that like the description said it could lol. whenever I try the app freezes and closes itself so it doesn’t even work I’m sad I want my $2 back :(
A Question
by Hayder. on 2017/12/25 17:49
Excellent app. However, I have a question. Is it possible to shoot in 60 FPS? That would be really neat since I like shooting in 60 fps and then slowing down the footage to get a smooth slow motion. I know it defies how a film camera isn’t supposed to shoot slo mo, but I’m using the app for the effects mainly.
Really cool!
by Drewd29 on 2017/07/02 02:14
This app does a great job of recreating 8mm and all the filters are great! I would love it if there was a way to switch between the current interface and a more sleek and modern interface that utilized more of the screen for the view finder. Something simpler like the current iOS camera app interface would be nice.
This always makes me smile!
by WeHo Shopper on 2019/01/29 01:15
This takes me back to the good ol' days when you never you knew whether or not your negatives were going to come out. The interface is really easy to use and never comes up short.
Sound.
by Matthewybabbsy on 2019/01/06 01:14
I just installed this app so I can make previous films in my roll the retro effect but it didn’t seem to have sound? Am I doing something wrong or is there a way of having the original audio on your clips when you put them through the process?
Cannot upload video from gallery
by andi mari on 2018/03/23 06:52
Since a long time ago, I have wanted to download this app so badly because I love the effects. Now, I finally did but I cannot upload any video from my gallery to edit it in the app. So sad because you have to buy it pro in order to be use that function, but I just keep clicking on the botton (the one with the little circle and up arrow ) but nothing happens...
This app is cool!
by Kda1990j on 2017/09/02 00:32
I enjoy this app a lot. I sometimes sneak up on my wife and do like a 1920s video and be like "here we have a specimen" like those old movies they showed to kids in science class and that guy with the weird radio voice narrating. That was one long sentence.
Great for Railroad Videography
by Train1Boy on 2017/05/26 04:05
I've used the app before for some old projects, but have recently redownloaded it and realized the great potential it has for my hobby! Hoping it works out good, and hopefully some more options can be added later on.
I love the app BUT
by Stephc75 on 2018/03/17 16:50
I really wish it had the option of the old vhs cam like “Play” Text and date and time. I feel like since I’m already paying for features in a vintage camera, might as well have that option for each user to add or take out as they please.
Amazing!
by Logical_Murmur on 2017/11/27 16:32
I love the app so much. I've used it so much since I got it. As much as I love it, I wish that you could take pictures along with being able to take pictures. That would make it even better yet.
What happened?
by Dixieonmymind on 2019/04/09 02:59
I used this app a few times to make some great short fun videos a few months ago and now it won’t let me pick any videos to upload to the reel from 2018 or older and it also won’t access my music at all now?! Definitely bummed out because I loved this app when I first discovered it!
iphone 5 crashes
by 5c0tt on 2017/07/15 20:48
I wish it worked better. At first I was like wow, what good features. However when I import short movies and sch to make my movie, it shows the time of the movie I imported but the picure does not come thorugh. I tried rebooting my phone and deleting the app and reinstalling it. I am sad it does not work, please fix it as I love the 8mm app and was looking forward to this being a good complement.
Super, Super 8
by Mag1Oz on 2017/04/11 15:06
Very good app, the only question is, is there an option to select frame rates and resolution? Ok, I found the settings for frame rate and resolution, an addition for 9 frames per second would be appreciated! The effects tend to degrade the video quality when applied to imported clips.
I love it | Suggestions
by Naxios17 on 2018/08/09 09:21
So, I've been using this app for a little while now and I already love it! Suggestions though, can you guys (developers) make the screen while recording, like bigger and let us users take pictures with it and edit videos/photos with its amazingly crafted vintage look filters & frames.
Unexpected Treat
by Frank N Steiner on 2018/03/23 17:26
Downloaded this a few days ago, finally opened it today. It’s much nicer than I had hoped for! Tre cool!! The interface is simple and effective (something many programs don’t have). The effects are great. One nice little time machine.
New zoom feature
by Wiamsheikh on 2019/01/20 19:54
When I first got the app I always thought it could use a zoom feature and am so happy it was added! Really makes it better
Framerates Spoil the Illusion
by Wallix on 2017/08/31 22:06
The graphic-overlays are great, but the frame rates spoil the illusion. We need to be able to pick frame rates that are like 16 or 18 frames per second. If you're watching your videos and you can't quite figure out why it really doesn't look like 8 mm, this is why.
I love
by OncerMaster on 2018/03/14 21:16
I’m in love with this app, but don’t know if this is happening to everyone. My videos disappear after awhile. I don’t know how to fix that. When my friend got the app, her videos didn’t disappear. I tried deleting and downloading again, but that didn’t work.
Love BUT
by sincerelyrach on 2017/12/02 03:35
Please fix the issue with itunes music subscriptions! it won’t let me add music to my video because of this, and because i have a subscription itunes doesn’t even give me the option to buy music. other than that, absolutely love this app, will give 5 stars if this is fixed!
Functional
by dadAssDavey on 2019/03/07 10:06
See I enjoy this app slot, it shoots great video and looks so nice on my X, however the lack of single frame photos or even live photos is infuriating considering the price of the app, I feel like I'm paying for more than what Im getting; even if i had to pay more for that function I would.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by inaisle8 on 2018/05/10 22:27
I gave this app four stars because though it is great for video use, it is not great for actual photos. You may be thinking (OF COURSE ITS NOT FOR PHOTOS) but I think the app should make a way to use photos as well as videos. Other than that, I think it’s a pretty nice app. ;)
Not working on iPad Pro
by Kingcolespike34 on 2019/03/29 19:41
I bought this app on my iPad Pro today hoping to record some vintage looking videos to put together for a film project. I was disappointed when I opened the app, turned on all the features, yet got a black screen instead of video. I’ve checked if I approved my camera, and even my mic in settings. Still nothing.. Please let this be worth my money. I’d love to use this app if I could. Thanks!
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AN OSCAR WORTHY APP - 8mm was used by director Malik Bendjelloul in his Oscar-winning film "Searching for Sugar Man"! The original retro film camera used by millions of users. 8mm vintage camera captures the beauty and magic of old school vintage movies right through your viewfinder. Dust and scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, even frame shakes, all can be instantly added with a single tap of the finger. RECORD VIDEOS WITH SOPHISTICATED LIVE EFFECTS • Total live view of the effects. What you see in the viewfinder is what you get. • Support up to 4K HD recording with real time video effects. INSTANTLY SWITCH EFFECTS FOR 70 DIFFERENT LOOKS • 8 Lenses: super 8, 16mm, Clear, Flickering Frame, Spotlight, Light Leak, Color Fringing and Classic. • 13 Retro & Aged Films: 1920, Noir, 60s, 70s, Sakura, XPro, Siena, Pela, Indigo, Tuscan, Two-Color, 2-Strip and 3-X. • Jitter Button to imitate frame shakes of real 8mm projectors. • Sound Switch to add projector sound for extra authenticity or mute the video for a silent movie effect. APPLY EFFECTS TO EXISTING VIDEOS • Apply and adjust effects while playing a video from Photo library. CREATE PRO-QUALITY MOVIES FROM 8MM CLIPS • Choose from 5 unique themes with matching titles, transitions & music. Free themes: Minimalism, Elegant. In-App Purchase themes: Silent Film, Countdown, Light Leak. • Add soundtrack from iTunes library.
Love this app
by Dot.roxie on 2019/04/15 02:16
I don't always use it .. but when I do is so much fun 💕
Man, I LOVE this app!
by 10101010101011111000 on 2019/04/14 19:18
I like the way you can make cool films. It’s cool and fun. So I’m givin’ it a 5 star.
Absolutely LOVE this app!!
by MIKE CANVAS on 2019/04/13 18:46
Bought this app back in the first year when it came out. Before it was popular from social media influencers. Love the features like 4K video recording and 18FPS video option. But I would definitely pay extra if more features are added! (1) take photos (with the same filters) (2) other recording options (i.e 24fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, etc) (3) other filters and frames (paper rip, dust, grain, light leak flares, etc) (4) the option to dial in the amount of the filter & effects, so it’s not always at 100% (5) time stamp option or some type of retro clock with customize dates, hours, mins, seconds, month, day, year, etc (6) save the original video clips to camera roll, so you have both the unfiltered clip and the one with the 8mm vintage filter as well! Only way right now is to shoot it on your iPhone camera and import it into 8mm which at times doesn’t auto rotate the video so you have to download another video editing app to rotate your video clip or do it on your Mac and reimport it back onto your phone. Over all I love the app, and have been using it for years before it got famous! And I know a lot of people have requested for this app to be able to shoot pictures as well, with the same type of film filter it already provides!
Still going strong
by kwahdik on 2019/04/10 07:58
One of the very first app that I bought. Now there are so many apps using filters but I keep coming back to this
What happened?
by Dixieonmymind on 2019/04/09 02:59
I used this app a few times to make some great short fun videos a few months ago and now it won’t let me pick any videos to upload to the reel from 2018 or older and it also won’t access my music at all now?! Definitely bummed out because I loved this app when I first discovered it!
Great app
by TylerStorm on 2019/04/08 22:34
I love this app, shooting something on film can really add to the life of an image, but not everyone can afford something like a super 8 and keep buying film. That’s where this app comes in. I love this app and I hope the creators continue to expand on the variety of filters and effects. P.s. it’d be cool if there was a bit more marginal version of that prism effect.
Conflicted
by D B O N E on 2019/04/06 04:31
I like the camera and filters.The videos in my library will not upload. App keeps kicking me out every time i try it.fix it! Or refund me.
8mm just like the ones from the fifties
by ccCone on 2019/03/30 02:41
Great fun camera. Great film output. Love it
Not working on iPad Pro
by Kingcolespike34 on 2019/03/29 19:41
I bought this app on my iPad Pro today hoping to record some vintage looking videos to put together for a film project. I was disappointed when I opened the app, turned on all the features, yet got a black screen instead of video. I’ve checked if I approved my camera, and even my mic in settings. Still nothing.. Please let this be worth my money. I’d love to use this app if I could. Thanks!
Crashes!
by CrankBait72 on 2019/03/28 06:42
This app crashes on my iPhone 6s when trying to open an existing video for editing. I have tried multiple videos and it doesn’t matter which one I pick, it always crashes. Developers: Any thoughts?
Glitch
by hhhhhhhahhahahahahahhahhhhh on 2019/03/26 03:26
It keeps glitching every time I try to upload a video.
Add Spotify please!! Awesome app!!
by izec99 on 2019/03/20 05:04
I love it!!! Please add spotify to be able to add music!!
Force Closes
by GabeAze on 2019/03/13 19:41
Force closes when I try to import a video
:/
by sailormoon850 on 2019/03/08 02:19
Was really cool for 5 minutes, and now every time i try to upload a video the app keeps shutting down. No clue on what to do about it or who to ask how to fix this bug?
Functional
by dadAssDavey on 2019/03/07 10:06
See I enjoy this app slot, it shoots great video and looks so nice on my X, however the lack of single frame photos or even live photos is infuriating considering the price of the app, I feel like I'm paying for more than what Im getting; even if i had to pay more for that function I would.
Love it - but needs a lot of help.
by kirks9392 on 2019/03/07 06:31
I love this app but it makes it so hard to like it! I constantly have issues, it’s constantly crashing, and it won’t load random videos (usually the ones I want to use). Could use a few updates and cleaner UX and it would be perfect.
App crashes
by Kate10110 on 2019/03/05 16:37
I love the app and I loved that you can upload videos from your camera roll on there. But every time I try to upload the video the app crashes! I wish that would be fixed 😭
Amazing app, but...
by ChubBabySquirrel on 2019/03/04 18:57
This app creates beautiful clips, and I love how you can combine other clips to make a little movie. However, I absolutely hate that you basically have to record from the app. There is an import form library option, however it’s awful. I’ve imported many videos from my photo library and most of the video is cut off (even when I expand the aspect ratio). This is very limiting. I’m really hoping that in the future I will be able to upload videos and be able to adjust in order to see the full video. In addition it would be wonderful if there was also a photo editing option as well. Other than that I think this app is wonderful...
Cool app
by cyclista on 2019/03/03 16:14
This is a really nice app. I always struggle a little with why would I want to degrade the quality of my video, but it does give a retro look that can be effective in some settings. I only have a few wishes for improvements. First, the recording settings are buried in the movie catalog screen. That is not very intuitive. It would be nice if the help actually told you a bit more about the trade offs of each film style. Lastly, and perhaps the biggest, while you can now zoom, you cannot choose which lens to use on a phone that has multiple lenses. These things not withstanding, I do highly recommend this app. If the developer fixes these things, then my rating will go up.
Beautiful app
by 👏👍👍 shawn on 2019/02/28 01:30
Love the different stunning effects beautiful quality!!!2 thumbs
Good effects, but little control
by 8952Jane on 2019/02/27 21:58
I will start by saying that the effects themselves are very good. I like the different lenses and grain. That being said, this app feels drastically behind the times as far as the control one has over the project in the app. If you upload a clip that’s already on your phone, it crops it really strangely and zooms in close and you can’t adjust this in any way, even by rotating the video out of the app. This is the major drawback to the app for me and renders it nearly unusable for my purposes. This issue makes the app feel very 2009 iPod touch era to me.
Works fine on iPhone 7
by Yet Another Bill on 2019/02/24 19:51
Really like the interface and output. Just not seeing any of the problems noted in recent reviews - no crashes, no trouble uploading videos. Maybe ill behaved on a different phone model, I don't know. Definitely working great for me.
Love it
by NeroTheCat0 on 2019/02/24 18:35
Why does it not let me add songs? It says that they are locked.
After all these years the app still underachieves!
by Boojiboy1000 on 2019/02/24 14:59
So at a basic level, this app does an okay job of creating a “film” look. Where I would love to see this app excel is have better emulation of actual film like Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Afghan, Fugi, etc. Also, I wish there was better control in the details like, frames, scratches, dust, grain, flicker, color etc. One glaring problem, if you shoot with a frame and then use the light leak effect the leak is on top of the cutout! I want this app to be the best, but after 8 years of use it really hasn’t changed much.
Needs to be fixed
by lilscoop0035 on 2019/02/23 23:01
Keeps crashing when I open my own photos and videos. Not worth the money. An absolute joke.
App keeps crashing
by AllyVille8998 on 2019/02/23 20:56
App crashes every time you try to open a video. Very annoying
I need help?
by Slimshady5005! on 2019/02/18 05:37
The camera won’t work on my phone, it won’t pop up and I don’t get why?
Nearly the Best Filmmaking App
by PastelDaze34 on 2019/02/16 22:34
This was the first app I downloaded when I first got an iPhone several years ago. It’s still one of my favorites! There’s a lot of possibilities to make creative movies. I really love that I can edit and add music from my music library! While I would love to see a brighter 1930s Two Strip Technicolor in a future update, I hope the next update would please have the ability to trim clips and music in editing.
i used to love this app but...
by lovetolove96 on 2019/02/16 02:43
every time i try to upload a video from my camera roll it crashes. please fix this!
Force Close
by Nataliebrooks on 2019/02/12 19:20
Every time I try to upload a video it force closes.
Music
by comingupsdh on 2019/02/07 18:57
I can’t add music
Please allow for change in orientation
by meoww42 on 2019/02/06 15:58
Love this app but wish you could change the video orientation to vertical. Will change review if fixed
no sharing
by ivymanx on 2019/02/06 00:57
early adopter of this app. has it for years. i used to be able to share my films son social media, but they have eliminated the button. now, it saves to the camera roll, but without effects. boo hiss
Please fix upload video feature!!
by jmorell6 on 2019/02/05 17:43
Love this app, will be filming a music video with it, however, please fix the app! Everytime i upload a video from over a week ago onto the app, it crashes.
Unfortunately it only can record videos.
by Will_Skywalker on 2019/02/02 17:16
Its effects and filters are awesome and genuine. But it can only shot videos, it is so sad for me that it can take pictures.
Auto Crop?
by ayoudrey on 2019/02/02 06:16
Is there a way you can upload a video and not have it cropped? I kind of wish it’d edit the entire video.......
was great
by Bibbfortuna on 2019/01/30 20:17
this app used to be my favorite. until recently every time you try to upload your own videos it crashes
No stars
by Patty010860 on 2019/01/30 04:50
If I could get away with big fat zero stars I would. Trying to get in touch with the developer is a joke. All I want to know is why the f@&k won't the app let me open anything from my photo or video library without crashing!
This always makes me smile!
by WeHo Shopper on 2019/01/29 01:15
This takes me back to the good ol' days when you never you knew whether or not your negatives were going to come out. The interface is really easy to use and never comes up short.
Still good, after all these years.
by ding777 on 2019/01/28 04:10
This app has been around for years, I remember it being one of the first old-school analog-look video apps available. Nowadays they seem to be a dime a dozen, but this app has stuck around and is still good. It’s simple and relatively intuitive. Spend a few minutes with it and you’ll have it figured out. Nothing too gimmicky or trendy about it, and the analog looks are very authentic. And unlike so many older apps where the developers eventually got disillusioned or bored or both and walked away, these developers have actually stayed on top of this app, so it still works without a hitch on my iPhone 8.
Loved app until...
by ad420710 on 2019/01/26 22:30
I loved this app and used it constantly.. When I upgraded my phone and tried to use again it no longer allows me to bring in video from my gallery
Cannot import videos
by snipeyhead on 2019/01/25 11:34
The app immediately crashes when I try to import videos from my camera roll :( I’ve used earlier versions of this app and it worked great, so I’m really hoping they fix this soon.
cute film ..very glitchy
by Mia Star❤️ on 2019/01/24 19:12
I love the film look & the filters are super cute on my videos, however the entire time I was using the app it would glitch and take me out of the app. I made sure all my apps were closed & my battery was fully charged ...still glitchy
can’t upload videos like description said smh
by Jmc9779 on 2019/01/21 21:38
the filters and stuff are really cool and there’s a lot of different options and they look legit, but tbh the whole reason I got the app was so I could upload my existing videos on my phone into the app and uou can’t even do that like the description said it could lol. whenever I try the app freezes and closes itself so it doesn’t even work I’m sad I want my $2 back :(
New zoom feature
by Wiamsheikh on 2019/01/20 19:54
When I first got the app I always thought it could use a zoom feature and am so happy it was added! Really makes it better
Still has flaws
by jfndjsijxndnsjthoene on 2019/01/19 23:29
I really like the vintage effects this app gives but it’s been stated before that videos get cropped since you can’t rotate the orientation. It’s really annoying because I’ve tried to go around it by rotating my videos but it still comes out sideways in the app. And it keeps on crashing after I upload two videos. I really like the idea and quality but there are some imperfections
It’s SO good but just one thing
by Anty1312% on 2019/01/18 00:39
Can you add an option to increase or decease the amount of film grain?
Keeps crashing
by rosjames1 on 2019/01/17 16:11
It has a bug you can’t upload your own videos to to
Cool app but I can’t upload my own videos
by MeganHolloway on 2019/01/17 07:17
The app is really neat. Designed kind of kid-like but produces good quality videos! My only complaint is that anytime I try to upload a video that I took with my iPhone camera, it closes me out of the app. The description says you’re supposed to be able to upload your own so I’m not sure why it isn’t working.
Crashes every time I import video
by wardenofthenorth on 2019/01/16 06:54
I even tried redownloading. :( I was super excited to try it.
Please fix the glitch
by Ashleynweimar on 2019/01/13 17:53
When I try to access videos from my iCloud the app shuts down, please fix this and I will rate 5 stars
Fix Bugs - Love It Otherwise
by Mandypolina101 on 2019/01/13 14:40
Probably my most favorite app, but right now it keeps shutting down even when I try to incorporate one of my videos so I can transition it to “film” quality, won’t even bother with a 6second video without crashing, where as before it would do a HD Nikon video that was 2min in duration with ease and wouldn’t kick me off of the app. I’d LOVE for this to be fixed so I can go back to being happy and obsessed with this app! Thanks!
Sound.
by Matthewybabbsy on 2019/01/06 01:14
I just installed this app so I can make previous films in my roll the retro effect but it didn’t seem to have sound? Am I doing something wrong or is there a way of having the original audio on your clips when you put them through the process?
8mm is cool - 16mm is AWESOME
by drewruth1992 on 2019/01/04 21:52
I’ve loved this app for years. The 8mm stuff is fantastic and gives a truly genuine feel compared to other apps. My ONLY suggestion was to have a 16mm film look. Now it’s here! I am so pumped to use this.
Amazing Update
by JO3D3N on 2019/01/04 16:45
I was waiting for iPad support Thanks for doing that for the iOS community. Mahalo
Great app
by Djpt3 on 2018/12/28 07:50
This app is great - quality video and an easy interface.
Annoyed
by Ivettttttt on 2018/12/08 01:20
I wish the editing for videos I already have was easier. I hate it so far. Looking for a better app.
Nothing really to do??
by shïbu on 2018/11/22 02:32
You really can’t do much, it does definitely do what it tells you it does, but there’s nothing too special. Especially since you have to pay money. It’s an app that you’d be disappointed in spending money on, I’d much rather you spend your money on something else then something you’ll get bored of. You also can’t upload videos and vintage-ize them so that’s not really fun.
IS THERE A PHOTO OPTION?
by JOSUE ACEVEDO on 2018/10/15 21:16
THIS IS A GREAT APP. BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE A PHOTO OPTION IS THERE A PHOTO OPTION
May be the BEST film app, looks great, needs features
by totallyfrozen on 2018/10/12 01:50
I had to update my review to 5 stars because the complaints I had were all my own fault. After looking further through the app, I found what I needed with just a couple of exceptions. First need: I’d like an update to allow control via a selfie stick through the lightening cable port (as on the newer iPhones). Second, a zoom feature! I could figure out how to zoom?! Come on! Even the actual 8mm cameras in the 1960’s had a zoomable lens. Otherwise, I love this app. It’s just hours and hours of fun!!
Frame rate
by davecwaite on 2018/10/08 05:23
Love the app ... work on the frame rate though. Allow for higher frame rate. When I run video back through it, it downgrades the frame rates
No help.
by Karleefritzyo on 2018/09/17 04:20
No matter what I do, I can’t add my own music. Every song shows a lock next to it, preventing me from adding it to my project. I have tried contacting this company several times through email, and even messaging them on Facebook and NO ONE will respond to me. Frustrated that my money has been wasted.
Outstanding app
by IRSengineer on 2018/09/04 00:25
This is a must buy for anyone into shooting and editing right on your iPhone.
great app
by artyisadork on 2018/08/31 13:15
i don't have a complaint, this is my favorite app to record vintage looking videos
Music Locked
by johncajington on 2018/08/29 17:03
Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but I am unable to add music in because all of my sings seem to be locked for some reason. Let me know if there’s something I’m doing wrong. Thanks!
Almost Perfect
by Gronne on 2018/08/23 20:48
The quality of the output from this app is really great. Two things I think are needed in a future update: 1) Ability to lock exposure/focus 2) Ability to select the portrait lens on dual camera iPhones Thank you for this app!
Insane grading/filters but needs tweaking
by Freewilly lover on 2018/08/20 14:39
I was absolutely blown away by the grading this app is capable of. All the filters look so nice and somewhat professional. The one thing that would make this app perfect is having the option to change the video orientation IN APP. It's pretty annoying that whenever I record a video externally say through Instagram or the actual phone camera app, (mostly vertical videos for stories. Rarely horizontal) I save to my camera roll and whenever I open the video in the 8mm app to add a filter, it flips the orientation to horizontal or vice-versa. I had to download a third-party app just to flip the videos I record just so I can then have them be correctly orientated inside the actual 8mm app and export them vertically like I wanted them in the first place. That gets pretty annoying and is very time consuming. Nothing a super quick update could fix I'm pretty sure. But other than that, $2 really well spent 👍🏼
AWESOME
by The queen of nothing on 2018/08/20 07:42
This app is incredible!! The first video I made was so sweet and old fashioned. I love it!!
Great App with a Few Drawbacks
by Katie-Did123 on 2018/08/16 05:13
I do really love using this app, but lately a lot of the photos I take have gone missing. They are on my camera roll on my phone, but when I open the app to try and create a video, they are nowhere to be found and I can’t upload them back onto the app. It’s quite annoying and makes the experience of making videos more challenging. I do like the app, I just wish this problem could be solved.
I love it | Suggestions
by Naxios17 on 2018/08/09 09:21
So, I've been using this app for a little while now and I already love it! Suggestions though, can you guys (developers) make the screen while recording, like bigger and let us users take pictures with it and edit videos/photos with its amazingly crafted vintage look filters & frames.
No option to save video to Photos?
by NotAnExpertButClose on 2018/07/31 00:53
Why???????
Love love love
by Jessie is a metalhead on 2018/07/25 12:25
This is my favorite app! Would love to see a vintage photography option as well!
by brittneyinazkaban on 2018/07/23 17:40
this app is magic & i just love it! if only it also took photos 😕
Not what it looks like
by Muggymay on 2018/07/22 03:01
Yes the filters are good, but in the description the it says with this app you can “edit videos from the library” and edit them into movies within the app with certain themes, and add a song from your iTunes library. You can’t do that at all with the 8mm app. I bought it for the reasons in the description and all I got was a basic video filter app.
Zoom?
by skraMnoR on 2018/07/16 01:52
It's a very simple and effective app but I wld love to be able to zoom.
New version doesn’t work
by chris_gotgame on 2018/07/14 03:27
The new version that just came out does not allow me to access my videos to covert them in the app to put the filters on them.
Need Help
by 22Trent22 on 2018/07/08 07:51
Beautiful app, works great, effects are amazing ... but I can’t figure out how to delete reels and clips from the library :/
Smh
by majorsmh123 on 2018/07/05 16:53
Just spent $2 and there is a glitch that wont allow me to download old vids even after i enabled access to photos.
Great app needs a photo talking update
by LivyBear on 2018/07/05 07:26
I really wish you could take pictures! The video is great but I would love to be able to take portrait photos with this app!
Doesn’t even work
by haley1022 on 2018/07/01 00:43
Literally the app won’t even turn on. Like the screen to record is straight up black. I want my money back.
Fantastic!!!
by Crazy Paving on 2018/06/27 17:39
This app is more than just a novelty!! It’s a wonderful tool for creating a vintage look. I wish I could figure out how to purchase the in app features though to utilize the entire package.
ADD A ZOOM IN AND OUT OPTION
by Gggoj on 2018/06/22 15:48
THE APP IS GREAT BUT ALL IT NEEDS TO TOP IT OFF IS A ZOOM IN AND OUT OPTION
Amazing for numerous effects!
by Corbin Bros. on 2018/06/22 03:09
This app has a wide variety of different looks to achieve for different styles of filmmaking, from a grungy 8mm look to a perfect noir look and everything in between!
Great app!
by beefysheep3 on 2018/06/20 02:58
This app is really wonderful for cute, vintage videos! My only complaint is that you cannot use it for vertical videos. I would love to see an update include that!
Update needed
by Sadisfied on 2018/06/16 01:58
It’s a wonderful app-needs an update now
:(
by Abby6795 on 2018/06/05 00:36
I’m so upset. I created so many great memories with this app and I deleted the videos from my own photos so I can just redownloaded them all from the app and it deleted it FROM the app too and I’ve never been so heartbroken. I just lost a Years worth of memory because this app syncs with my own photos which I didn’t think was possible.
Been using for 4 years, but needs updates
by maryadamsofficial.com on 2018/06/01 05:33
First- PLEASE allow an optional starting point for the music. Other apps allow you to pick what point in the song you’d like to use, so I am forced to use other apps if I don’t want to simply use the very beginning of the song (which is most of the time.) This has been like these all four years I’ve used it- please update. Additional filters that are more “light” based and not “color” based would be nice too, since the images are already grainy by the vintage affects. Second- this may be an iPhone issue more than anything as I’m not savvy in “iCloud storage/photo stream/etc etc”. Like I said I’ve been using this app for four years. Instead of taking clips directly with the vintage camera app, I’ll take extended videos of the event I’m at or adventure I’m on with my regular camera app so I can be present and enjoy what I’m doing in long moments. I’ll then edit new clips down to a few seconds each and upload them individually to the vintage camera app so I can get the very best scenes. With iPhone’s fairly recent update in having photos AUTOMATICALLY download to iCloud storage and “remove” them from my phone (even though it is still viewable on the device) after what I believe is two days, those videos are no longer available to upload in the vintage camera app. That is INCLUDING projects (reels) I’m in the middle of that are (were) in the app. Every clip of that reel, and the entire reel is as if it’s never been done in the vintage camera app, and they are no longer available to upload to the app- only videos that are more recently taken. I know you can turn this off in iCloud settings, but once it’s been on, turning it off will require you to download EVERY single photo and video in your camera roll or it will be deleted. Ain’t nobody got time [or space] for that. The project I was in the middle of is completely wiped. This is not the first time it’s happened and it’s really frustrating. I’m currently searching for ways to somehow recover or remove certain videos from iCloud storage to be completely in the device and viewable / useable by this app. Again, unsure if this is an iPhone dilemma, my own unfamiliarity, or if something can be done by 8mm vintage camera, but since it’s a frequent issue of mine I thought I’d put it out there so others can know- finish your reel in the same day or else the videos will be gone.
Wack
by ddfggrdddsdghjgzdhjkifvbii on 2018/05/28 20:53
You’re basically buying preset filters, you can’t change the saturation nor the contrast, nothing. This app is wack.
I love this app but.....
by Family Hendrickson on 2018/05/26 20:39
This app is great! I love the filters! Although I bought it thinking you could take photos because the app was in the photo and video category:( Hopefully the next update could add a photo feature👍🏻
Best vintage video filters in an app.
by Syima T on 2018/05/12 06:06
My only complaint is that I would really like to shoot in portrait mode and also import videos in portrait mode, please include these other aspect ratios for instagram stories and importing portrait modes. The only way I have to work around this problem is rotate my video with another app, import it to this one, and the re-rotate it again after adding the video filter, a rather time consuming and tedious process. Please please include portrait modes.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by inaisle8 on 2018/05/10 22:27
I gave this app four stars because though it is great for video use, it is not great for actual photos. You may be thinking (OF COURSE ITS NOT FOR PHOTOS) but I think the app should make a way to use photos as well as videos. Other than that, I think it’s a pretty nice app. ;)
Very cool
by roeboat72 on 2018/05/07 18:05
This app is pretty cool it can make any of your videos look like they were taken with an 8mm camera, and they look pretty real too.
8mm
by Icekristoff on 2018/05/06 06:34
i love this app. i use it almost on the daily and i just love everything about it, from the filters to the authenticity. but i would really appreciate it if it had better frame rates so when i upload a video at 60fps it doesn’t come out so choppy. i hope and would appreciate if this was fixed in future updates!
Add some features!
by Ayonomus on 2018/05/01 18:22
This app is great, but I recommend putting a zoom feature in your next update. I would really love that. Thanks!
Three Strip Technicolor?
by sspdirect01 on 2018/04/29 17:24
I really love this app. It reminds me very much of the old movies I use to love. I also like that they managed to add a Two Strip and Two Color filter so I could make my films look like films from the late 20s and early thirties like Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum. The way to make it perfect is if they added a three Strip or three color option like in The Adventures of Robin Hood or The Wizard of Oz. Would that be impossible to manage?
Compare the two app
by JohnBoy5562 on 2018/04/27 18:19
I bought this on my iPad and I love it. So I bought the iPhone version in the bundle with ReelDirector II. ReelDirector II will install on both iPad and iPhone. So if I had to do it over I would have bought this app on my iPhone with the bundle so I could use the better camera that comes on the iPhone 7 vs iPad Air 2 use airdrop to send to my iPad to edit. Like I said I bought it on the iPad and all of the themes but they will not install on the iPhone app you have to buy them all over again. So you need to decide which you want to shoot video on iPhone or iPad because you have to buy the app and themes on both😭. -1 Star because you can’t share themes you bought.
Bummed
by Apneet on 2018/04/23 20:57
Due to the new update the app can no longer process vertical video. You can import vertical video but it automatically changes the dimensions to landscape, which really blows. Why vertical video? Instagram stories. I used his app religiously for years & loved it. PLEASE include orientation settings!!!!
Like a summer shower with girl in a sundress
by dorian holley on 2018/04/20 05:29
even if what you shot is devoid of funk, 8mm instantly gives it a vibe. just feels good.
Needs import feature
by DomNFG on 2018/04/13 01:58
This app is nearly perfect if only it had the ability to import videos.
First non clickbait 8mm sim
by Borna m on 2017/09/20 12:53
When i first downloaded this app i thought its one of those cheesy clickbait apps that just add tons of contrast and fade the blacks in a very unnatural way but it blew me away with its authenticity in both the color and specially the film grain, the quality is so great that im running RED footage through it just to get that grain and colors That being said i have two serious problems with it which i hope to be solved in later updates. When you import clips in the app there is no way to preview the clip before saving it, i get the whole vintage workflow kind of thing but it would be very nice to be able to actually run through the clip with the added effect before hitting the record button and having to actually rip it at 1x speed for it to be saved. The second problem - well not really a problem but a recommendation - is not being able to just add film grain. The grain patterns are extremely nice and useful and on par with some pretty expensive grain overlays. It would be very nice being able to just add the grain without adding a color effect. I hope this was helpful
Absolutely LOVE this app!!
by MIKE CANVAS on 2019/04/13 18:46
Bought this app back in the first year when it came out. Before it was popular from social media influencers. Love the features like 4K video recording and 18FPS video option. But I would definitely pay extra if more features are added! (1) take photos (with the same filters) (2) other recording options (i.e 24fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, etc) (3) other filters and frames (paper rip, dust, grain, light leak flares, etc) (4) the option to dial in the amount of the filter & effects, so it’s not always at 100% (5) time stamp option or some type of retro clock with customize dates, hours, mins, seconds, month, day, year, etc (6) save the original video clips to camera roll, so you have both the unfiltered clip and the one with the 8mm vintage filter as well! Only way right now is to shoot it on your iPhone camera and import it into 8mm which at times doesn’t auto rotate the video so you have to download another video editing app to rotate your video clip or do it on your Mac and reimport it back onto your phone. Over all I love the app, and have been using it for years before it got famous! And I know a lot of people have requested for this app to be able to shoot pictures as well, with the same type of film filter it already provides!
Insane grading/filters but needs tweaking
by Freewilly lover on 2018/08/20 14:39
I was absolutely blown away by the grading this app is capable of. All the filters look so nice and somewhat professional. The one thing that would make this app perfect is having the option to change the video orientation IN APP. It's pretty annoying that whenever I record a video externally say through Instagram or the actual phone camera app, (mostly vertical videos for stories. Rarely horizontal) I save to my camera roll and whenever I open the video in the 8mm app to add a filter, it flips the orientation to horizontal or vice-versa. I had to download a third-party app just to flip the videos I record just so I can then have them be correctly orientated inside the actual 8mm app and export them vertically like I wanted them in the first place. That gets pretty annoying and is very time consuming. Nothing a super quick update could fix I'm pretty sure. But other than that, $2 really well spent 👍🏼
Toy-like user interface; Professional grade filters
by nimakarimi on 2018/01/19 11:41
This app has the best filters and effects to give that old vintage look to the videos. The grain is very high quality and natural looking and the color transformations and the filters are of professional grade quality (comparable to expensive pro software). But there’s one catch, The user interface is not built to use this as a professional app in a videomaker’s toolkit. It is mostly built like a toy to just play around with the effects. There are many many things that could be improved in the UI to make it easier to use. For example one can not preview any filter without actually applying it on a video and saving it to the camera roll. Also it does a 1:1 conversion, so a half hour long video takes exactly half an hour to be processed. Changing filters is also not at all easy, you have to turn a dial to change it. The library part of the app takes a while to update each time you open it (specially when you have lots of videos on your device) It also has a weird bug which has not been fixed yet after many releases, if I edit a vertical ratio (9:16) video in another app and import it in the 8mm, it does not respect the rotation and stretches it to view as horizontal. But overall I’m using it quite often and I really love the filters so I can’t complain much. ;)
Still good, after all these years.
by ding777 on 2019/01/28 04:10
This app has been around for years, I remember it being one of the first old-school analog-look video apps available. Nowadays they seem to be a dime a dozen, but this app has stuck around and is still good. It’s simple and relatively intuitive. Spend a few minutes with it and you’ll have it figured out. Nothing too gimmicky or trendy about it, and the analog looks are very authentic. And unlike so many older apps where the developers eventually got disillusioned or bored or both and walked away, these developers have actually stayed on top of this app, so it still works without a hitch on my iPhone 8.
Cool app
by cyclista on 2019/03/03 16:14
This is a really nice app. I always struggle a little with why would I want to degrade the quality of my video, but it does give a retro look that can be effective in some settings. I only have a few wishes for improvements. First, the recording settings are buried in the movie catalog screen. That is not very intuitive. It would be nice if the help actually told you a bit more about the trade offs of each film style. Lastly, and perhaps the biggest, while you can now zoom, you cannot choose which lens to use on a phone that has multiple lenses. These things not withstanding, I do highly recommend this app. If the developer fixes these things, then my rating will go up.
Compare the two app
by JohnBoy5562 on 2018/04/27 18:19
I bought this on my iPad and I love it. So I bought the iPhone version in the bundle with ReelDirector II. ReelDirector II will install on both iPad and iPhone. So if I had to do it over I would have bought this app on my iPhone with the bundle so I could use the better camera that comes on the iPhone 7 vs iPad Air 2 use airdrop to send to my iPad to edit. Like I said I bought it on the iPad and all of the themes but they will not install on the iPhone app you have to buy them all over again. So you need to decide which you want to shoot video on iPhone or iPad because you have to buy the app and themes on both😭. -1 Star because you can’t share themes you bought.
Amazing app, but...
by ChubBabySquirrel on 2019/03/04 18:57
This app creates beautiful clips, and I love how you can combine other clips to make a little movie. However, I absolutely hate that you basically have to record from the app. There is an import form library option, however it’s awful. I’ve imported many videos from my photo library and most of the video is cut off (even when I expand the aspect ratio). This is very limiting. I’m really hoping that in the future I will be able to upload videos and be able to adjust in order to see the full video. In addition it would be wonderful if there was also a photo editing option as well. Other than that I think this app is wonderful...
May be the BEST film app, looks great, needs features
by totallyfrozen on 2018/10/12 01:50
I had to update my review to 5 stars because the complaints I had were all my own fault. After looking further through the app, I found what I needed with just a couple of exceptions. First need: I’d like an update to allow control via a selfie stick through the lightening cable port (as on the newer iPhones). Second, a zoom feature! I could figure out how to zoom?! Come on! Even the actual 8mm cameras in the 1960’s had a zoomable lens. Otherwise, I love this app. It’s just hours and hours of fun!!
Best vintage video filters in an app.
by Syima T on 2018/05/12 06:06
My only complaint is that I would really like to shoot in portrait mode and also import videos in portrait mode, please include these other aspect ratios for instagram stories and importing portrait modes. The only way I have to work around this problem is rotate my video with another app, import it to this one, and the re-rotate it again after adding the video filter, a rather time consuming and tedious process. Please please include portrait modes.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST
by Elcrest on 2017/11/09 03:24
This is my go-to video camera app. I love everything about it. Very professional and non-gimmicky and very fun and usable. I appreciate the function to upload an existing video to apply a filter and also to shoot a new one right from it. I also like how there’s a share extension to create right from the Photo app. When paired with ProCam3's steady zoom, this thing can make pro looking videos. I hope this app NEVER goes away! The new 2-strip film is GREAT!
Fix Bugs - Love It Otherwise
by Mandypolina101 on 2019/01/13 14:40
Probably my most favorite app, but right now it keeps shutting down even when I try to incorporate one of my videos so I can transition it to “film” quality, won’t even bother with a 6second video without crashing, where as before it would do a HD Nikon video that was 2min in duration with ease and wouldn’t kick me off of the app. I’d LOVE for this to be fixed so I can go back to being happy and obsessed with this app! Thanks!
Good effects, but little control
by 8952Jane on 2019/02/27 21:58
I will start by saying that the effects themselves are very good. I like the different lenses and grain. That being said, this app feels drastically behind the times as far as the control one has over the project in the app. If you upload a clip that’s already on your phone, it crops it really strangely and zooms in close and you can’t adjust this in any way, even by rotating the video out of the app. This is the major drawback to the app for me and renders it nearly unusable for my purposes. This issue makes the app feel very 2009 iPod touch era to me.
Nearly the Best Filmmaking App
by PastelDaze34 on 2019/02/16 22:34
This was the first app I downloaded when I first got an iPhone several years ago. It’s still one of my favorites! There’s a lot of possibilities to make creative movies. I really love that I can edit and add music from my music library! While I would love to see a brighter 1930s Two Strip Technicolor in a future update, I hope the next update would please have the ability to trim clips and music in editing.
After all these years the app still underachieves!
by Boojiboy1000 on 2019/02/24 14:59
So at a basic level, this app does an okay job of creating a “film” look. Where I would love to see this app excel is have better emulation of actual film like Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Afghan, Fugi, etc. Also, I wish there was better control in the details like, frames, scratches, dust, grain, flicker, color etc. One glaring problem, if you shoot with a frame and then use the light leak effect the leak is on top of the cutout! I want this app to be the best, but after 8 years of use it really hasn’t changed much.
Great except you can’t import vertical videos
by Sophieeeeee11. on 2018/02/15 20:58
Like the app but don’t like that you can’t shoot or load in vertical videos (they get cropped)*... and if you shoot vertical the whole app is still in a horizontal orientation. Other than that beautiful filters. Really wish I could import vertical videos as that’s my preferred choice of orientation. *I also went ahead and rotated a vertical video into horizontal layout but when loaded back into the app the app still read it as vertical and cropped it.
I have a suggestion
by HI check out my message on 2018/02/22 17:11
I love everything about this but in the next update you guys should add an option if you want the film to sound like an old vintage. Like if someone in the video starts talking their voice would sound like it’s coming from an old radio or something. But yeah you should add that option.
Great App with a Few Drawbacks
by Katie-Did123 on 2018/08/16 05:13
I do really love using this app, but lately a lot of the photos I take have gone missing. They are on my camera roll on my phone, but when I open the app to try and create a video, they are nowhere to be found and I can’t upload them back onto the app. It’s quite annoying and makes the experience of making videos more challenging. I do like the app, I just wish this problem could be solved.
Three Strip Technicolor?
by sspdirect01 on 2018/04/29 17:24
I really love this app. It reminds me very much of the old movies I use to love. I also like that they managed to add a Two Strip and Two Color filter so I could make my films look like films from the late 20s and early thirties like Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum. The way to make it perfect is if they added a three Strip or three color option like in The Adventures of Robin Hood or The Wizard of Oz. Would that be impossible to manage?
Still has flaws
by jfndjsijxndnsjthoene on 2019/01/19 23:29
I really like the vintage effects this app gives but it’s been stated before that videos get cropped since you can’t rotate the orientation. It’s really annoying because I’ve tried to go around it by rotating my videos but it still comes out sideways in the app. And it keeps on crashing after I upload two videos. I really like the idea and quality but there are some imperfections
Cool app but I can’t upload my own videos
by MeganHolloway on 2019/01/17 07:17
The app is really neat. Designed kind of kid-like but produces good quality videos! My only complaint is that anytime I try to upload a video that I took with my iPhone camera, it closes me out of the app. The description says you’re supposed to be able to upload your own so I’m not sure why it isn’t working.
Great fun and pro.
by yoshionthego on 2017/10/03 18:44
It's a lot of fun just for family and friends events but also a great professional tool for that old school film look. Supports up to 1080p (on my iPhone, might be higher on a newer phone) and can also import shots filmed by other apps to apply the effects later. It's fun. And it's pro.
Great app
by TylerStorm on 2019/04/08 22:34
I love this app, shooting something on film can really add to the life of an image, but not everyone can afford something like a super 8 and keep buying film. That’s where this app comes in. I love this app and I hope the creators continue to expand on the variety of filters and effects. P.s. it’d be cool if there was a bit more marginal version of that prism effect.
Fantastic, nearly authentic effects
by DrMusic45 on 2017/09/02 17:02
8mm is a really great, unique video app that I've found to be unmatched in its usability and quality. Bonus points for being able to convert existing videos as well. I used this on a music video shoot and it worked perfectly.
Unable to render
by MossyMarim on 2018/03/24 14:17
I absolutely love this app, but after the update it’s been having problems. When I record, individual videos are saved to my camera roll, but I can’t render or save reels. It just shows up as black. I really hope this is fixed, because making reels is one of the best parts of this app.
Everything is amazing except one thing
by Nephilyn on 2017/06/20 16:21
This app is amazing and it's filters are top notch. People complaining about saving in 1080p this is not what the app is for. My only wish list item is being able to import vertical video and apply filters instead of landscape cropping. Will rate 5 stars if it happens!
Works fine on iPhone 7
by Yet Another Bill on 2019/02/24 19:51
Really like the interface and output. Just not seeing any of the problems noted in recent reviews - no crashes, no trouble uploading videos. Maybe ill behaved on a different phone model, I don't know. Definitely working great for me.
can’t upload videos like description said smh
by Jmc9779 on 2019/01/21 21:38
the filters and stuff are really cool and there’s a lot of different options and they look legit, but tbh the whole reason I got the app was so I could upload my existing videos on my phone into the app and uou can’t even do that like the description said it could lol. whenever I try the app freezes and closes itself so it doesn’t even work I’m sad I want my $2 back :(
A Question
by Hayder. on 2017/12/25 17:49
Excellent app. However, I have a question. Is it possible to shoot in 60 FPS? That would be really neat since I like shooting in 60 fps and then slowing down the footage to get a smooth slow motion. I know it defies how a film camera isn’t supposed to shoot slo mo, but I’m using the app for the effects mainly.
Really cool!
by Drewd29 on 2017/07/02 02:14
This app does a great job of recreating 8mm and all the filters are great! I would love it if there was a way to switch between the current interface and a more sleek and modern interface that utilized more of the screen for the view finder. Something simpler like the current iOS camera app interface would be nice.
This always makes me smile!
by WeHo Shopper on 2019/01/29 01:15
This takes me back to the good ol' days when you never you knew whether or not your negatives were going to come out. The interface is really easy to use and never comes up short.
Sound.
by Matthewybabbsy on 2019/01/06 01:14
I just installed this app so I can make previous films in my roll the retro effect but it didn’t seem to have sound? Am I doing something wrong or is there a way of having the original audio on your clips when you put them through the process?
Cannot upload video from gallery
by andi mari on 2018/03/23 06:52
Since a long time ago, I have wanted to download this app so badly because I love the effects. Now, I finally did but I cannot upload any video from my gallery to edit it in the app. So sad because you have to buy it pro in order to be use that function, but I just keep clicking on the botton (the one with the little circle and up arrow ) but nothing happens...
This app is cool!
by Kda1990j on 2017/09/02 00:32
I enjoy this app a lot. I sometimes sneak up on my wife and do like a 1920s video and be like "here we have a specimen" like those old movies they showed to kids in science class and that guy with the weird radio voice narrating. That was one long sentence.
Great for Railroad Videography
by Train1Boy on 2017/05/26 04:05
I've used the app before for some old projects, but have recently redownloaded it and realized the great potential it has for my hobby! Hoping it works out good, and hopefully some more options can be added later on.
I love the app BUT
by Stephc75 on 2018/03/17 16:50
I really wish it had the option of the old vhs cam like “Play” Text and date and time. I feel like since I’m already paying for features in a vintage camera, might as well have that option for each user to add or take out as they please.
Amazing!
by Logical_Murmur on 2017/11/27 16:32
I love the app so much. I've used it so much since I got it. As much as I love it, I wish that you could take pictures along with being able to take pictures. That would make it even better yet.
What happened?
by Dixieonmymind on 2019/04/09 02:59
I used this app a few times to make some great short fun videos a few months ago and now it won’t let me pick any videos to upload to the reel from 2018 or older and it also won’t access my music at all now?! Definitely bummed out because I loved this app when I first discovered it!
iphone 5 crashes
by 5c0tt on 2017/07/15 20:48
I wish it worked better. At first I was like wow, what good features. However when I import short movies and sch to make my movie, it shows the time of the movie I imported but the picure does not come thorugh. I tried rebooting my phone and deleting the app and reinstalling it. I am sad it does not work, please fix it as I love the 8mm app and was looking forward to this being a good complement.
Super, Super 8
by Mag1Oz on 2017/04/11 15:06
Very good app, the only question is, is there an option to select frame rates and resolution? Ok, I found the settings for frame rate and resolution, an addition for 9 frames per second would be appreciated! The effects tend to degrade the video quality when applied to imported clips.
I love it | Suggestions
by Naxios17 on 2018/08/09 09:21
So, I've been using this app for a little while now and I already love it! Suggestions though, can you guys (developers) make the screen while recording, like bigger and let us users take pictures with it and edit videos/photos with its amazingly crafted vintage look filters & frames.
Unexpected Treat
by Frank N Steiner on 2018/03/23 17:26
Downloaded this a few days ago, finally opened it today. It’s much nicer than I had hoped for! Tre cool!! The interface is simple and effective (something many programs don’t have). The effects are great. One nice little time machine.
New zoom feature
by Wiamsheikh on 2019/01/20 19:54
When I first got the app I always thought it could use a zoom feature and am so happy it was added! Really makes it better
Framerates Spoil the Illusion
by Wallix on 2017/08/31 22:06
The graphic-overlays are great, but the frame rates spoil the illusion. We need to be able to pick frame rates that are like 16 or 18 frames per second. If you're watching your videos and you can't quite figure out why it really doesn't look like 8 mm, this is why.
I love
by OncerMaster on 2018/03/14 21:16
I’m in love with this app, but don’t know if this is happening to everyone. My videos disappear after awhile. I don’t know how to fix that. When my friend got the app, her videos didn’t disappear. I tried deleting and downloading again, but that didn’t work.
Love BUT
by sincerelyrach on 2017/12/02 03:35
Please fix the issue with itunes music subscriptions! it won’t let me add music to my video because of this, and because i have a subscription itunes doesn’t even give me the option to buy music. other than that, absolutely love this app, will give 5 stars if this is fixed!
Functional
by dadAssDavey on 2019/03/07 10:06
See I enjoy this app slot, it shoots great video and looks so nice on my X, however the lack of single frame photos or even live photos is infuriating considering the price of the app, I feel like I'm paying for more than what Im getting; even if i had to pay more for that function I would.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by inaisle8 on 2018/05/10 22:27
I gave this app four stars because though it is great for video use, it is not great for actual photos. You may be thinking (OF COURSE ITS NOT FOR PHOTOS) but I think the app should make a way to use photos as well as videos. Other than that, I think it’s a pretty nice app. ;)
Not working on iPad Pro
by Kingcolespike34 on 2019/03/29 19:41
I bought this app on my iPad Pro today hoping to record some vintage looking videos to put together for a film project. I was disappointed when I opened the app, turned on all the features, yet got a black screen instead of video. I’ve checked if I approved my camera, and even my mic in settings. Still nothing.. Please let this be worth my money. I’d love to use this app if I could. Thanks!
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