Categories / Art and Photography, Mobile apps

Free Super 8 vintage film shooting app for iPhone and iPad

Super8

It's actually a movie tie-in, but the Super 8 app for the iPhone and iPad is still one of the best apps around. Best of all? It's free too, making it a better proposition than the similar iSupr8 app.

Essentially it turns your mobile phone or tablet into a super 8 film camera, without the film obviously. You shoot at the touch of a button, with the option to switch lenses, throw in filters and add someshake effects.  When you are done, you send it off to be developed (another push of a button), then you can view it in your projector room (on our phone) or export it to a computer / share it with friends.

Seven lens effects in total, plus three animated filters, a scratch and dirt overlay and those shake effects offer real authenticity and as we said – it's absolutely free. Only free for a limited time though, so grab it now.

Find out more at the iTunes website

Categories / Books

VHS Notebooks

Vhsnotebook 
There was a time when people disguised their videos in cases that looked like book covers, but now it is nearly obsolete, it seems other products are being made to look like videotapes as with these VHS Notebooks.

There are two options available, either a plain sketchpad or lined notebook. Both measure 19.5cm by 11cmand are supplied in cardboard slip covers, just like the kind that covered blank videotapes.

They cost £12.95 from Pedlars.

Categories / Mobile apps

iSupr8 app – more Super 8 movie shooting for your iPhone

Isupr8

You might recall the 8mm Vintage Camera app we featured a few weeks back. Well, now there's another operating in similar territory – the iSupr8 app for the iPhone.

It's not a million miles away from the other app in theory- shoot video directly from the app, giving it a film-burn just like Super 8 home movies. Once shot, you can watch your video back, save the videos to your camera roll, email them or add to Facebook. There's also the option to use the iPhone's LED spotlight for shooting in the dark.

A video over the page gives you an idea of how it works. Read the reviews of both apps before you go for one, but if you opt for this, it sells for $1.99 or £1.19.

Find out more at the iTunes website

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