Turn Your iPhone Into a Crappy 1980s Camcorder With This App

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Given the popularity of apps like Instagram that intentionally make your photos look like rubbish, it’s no surprise there’s finally an app that lets your iPhone or iPad shoot video that looks like it was recorded with a VHS camcorder from the mid-1980s.

Developed by a post-production shop called Rarevision, VHS Camcorder degrades the video quality of the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 to the point where you’d swear it was a VHS home video you’ve been watching for the past 30 years. To further the effect, you can shake your phone or swipe on the screen while recording to add additional tracking and distortion artefacts, and even turn on a time and date stamp in the lower left corner.

Turn Your iPhone Into a Crappy 1985 Camcorder With This App

The app is just three quid, and with the ability to even spoof the video’s recorded date, you finally have the opportunity to re-shoot all of your embarrassing childhood videos to make yourself look a lot cooler than everyone else who survived the diabolical decade that was the Eighties. [VHS Camcorder via Gizmag]