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8mm Vintage Camera

Turn your iPhone into a cinematic classic

Used by Oscar-winning director Malik Bendjelloul, this is the most authentic, versatile, and easy-to-use retro video camera available

8mm Vintage Camera

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8mm Vintage Camera
8mm Vintage Camera
$3.99 in the App Store

Used by Oscar-winning director Malik Bendjelloul, this is the most authentic, versatile, and easy-to-use retro video camera available. Record what looks like an 8mm film in stunning 4K HD resolution with real-time video effects.

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Record from the app or use existing clips. You can either record video straight from the app, or you can use existing videos. Handy features allow you to make your film look like vintage 8mm footage.

Record from the app or use existing clips
Create your own retro movie

Create your own retro movie. You can add titles and interstitial titles to replicate the look and feel of vintage movies.

What is it about?

8mm Vintage Camera automatically makes your iPhone videos look like you shot them with your grandfather's trusty old 8mm film camera.

Why we love it

I never owned an 8mm camera, as much as my family wanted to, so this is the next best thing to having one of the cool little gadgets. Finally, my random videos of long-dead birds and creating solar systems in my living room and back porch can look like vintage films of birds, stars, and planets now long dead. It makes those video creations seem more important, and even haunting, in a sense. To really add to the mystique of the vintage film look and feel, the app allows you to add opening, interstitial, and end titles to your creation. You can also choose from various themes to apply to your vintage film, some free and some paid. The stars and planets in my videos have stories to tell, and the vintage look makes that more obvious. The long-dead birds probably drank whiskey with Ernest Hemingway. People watching these masterpieces will stop wondering why I spend so much time looking at birds and start believing in art again.

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App Details

Photo & Video Lifestyle
Last updated
May 27, 2021
Release date
December 23, 2010
More info

8mm Vintage Camera is $3.99 but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99

    Countdown Theme

  • $0.99

    Silent Film Theme

  • $0.99

    Light Leak Theme

App Store 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.

• 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.

• 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 and adjust effects while playing a video from Photo library.

• 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.

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