Recording home videos couldn’t get any more fun with today’s free iPhone app, Super 8. It’s quite like owning a Super 8 camera but without the hassle of buying and storing tapes. With Super 8, you’ll get to recreate the same experience and mix compositions together to create own very own movie, complete with effects and extravaganza. It’s free for a limited time only so get it now.
Screenshots and download link after the jump.
Super 8 is surprisingly easy to use, every button pretty much perform a single function: toggle film scratch, toggle between effects (vignette, light leaks), toggle video shake, enable the flash, change to the front-facing camera and so on. The preview screen is slightly too small, in my opinion and does it make a little challenging to frame your subject and preview the effects.
Swipe the interface to reveal the different types of lens that’s available. The default lens is Color, but the app also provides more artistic lenses like Chromatic, Black & White, Sepia, X-Ray, Negative, and Infrared. It would be nice if we had the option of previewing the effects while selecting the lens but unfortunately, the app doesn’t offer that. So if you’d like to see what the lens effects looks like, you’ll have to go back and forth the recorder interface. Keeping in mind that this isn’t a video editor, you won’t be able to swap effects — once your clip is recorded with a particular effect, that’s it.
It even comes with a dated manual that’s very accurately aged. Nice.
All in all, the app is fairly decent. It’s not the most powerful video app available on the App Store today but it’s free and it’s fun. Unless I’m compelled to make a movie purely for artistic integrity, I’d be more likely to record a HD video using the iPhone’s video recorder, then add effects to it using another application like Silent Film Director.