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The main interface has a Hipstagram-esque retro look.
It only takes 5 minutes to go from 2011 back to circa 1968 with a new $1.99 iOS video app called iSupr8. That's how long a 1:30 video clip spends in iSupr8's "Development Room," where the app works its magic and turns raw video into something with color tones and "film jitter" that will remind people (well, people old enough to remember, at least) of the 8mm movies popular during the waning decades of the last century.
Easily import video from iPhone's Camera Roll or shoot new footage using the app's intutive interface, featuring a tiny viewfinder that replicates the look and feel of a vintage 8mm movie camera. Or, thankfully, you can double-tap the viewfinder to expand it to a size more familiar to users of modern digital cameras. All the app's settings and controls are easy to use and clearly labeled, with helpful instructions also available by double-tapping the app logo on the main screen.
Double-tap the viewfinder for a larger, more usable version, shown here.
iSupr8's video treatment is novel and sure to excite people in an age when iPhone photo apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic are all the rage. This release is kind of buggy, however; crashing and issues with some of app's sharing functions mar what is otherwise a pleasantly fun experience.
Fortunately, updates to the current version are already in the pipeline, according to Bruce Seymour, managing director of MEA Mobile, developers of the app. Users will see faster development times with a new processing engine in version 1.5, along with improved geotagging and sharing with Snapr, a new social network for sharing photos and videos by location.
The development room is where the magic happens.
The bottom line. It's a great start, with a slick interface and groovy results. Definitely worth $2, especially with updates coming down the pike.
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, fourth-gen iPod touch running iOS 4.1 or later. (Runs on iPad 2, but not natively.)
Cool video effect. Intuitive and stylish interface.
Occasional crashes and problems with the Share feature.