8mm Vintage Camera

Shoot authentic retro films

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Photo & Video & Lifestyle
Current version
28 MB
Last Update
Jan 04, 2019

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Borna m
Sep 20, 2017

When i first downloaded this app i thought its one of those cheesy clickbait apps that just add tons of contrast and fade the blacks in a very unnatural way but it blew me away with its authenticity in both the color and specially the film grain, the quality is so great that im running RED footage through it just to get that grain and colors That being said i have two serious problems with it which i hope to be solved in later updates. When you import clips in the app there is no way to preview the clip before saving it, i get the whole vintage workflow kind of thing but it would be very nice to be able to actually run through the clip with the added effect before hitting the record button and having to actually rip it at 1x speed for it to be saved. The second problem - well not really a problem but a recommendation - is not being able to just add film grain. The grain patterns are extremely nice and useful and on par with some pretty expensive grain overlays. It would be very nice being able to just add the grain without adding a color effect. I hope this was helpful

Freewilly lover
Aug 20, 2018

I was absolutely blown away by the grading this app is capable of. All the filters look so nice and somewhat professional. The one thing that would make this app perfect is having the option to change the video orientation IN APP. It's pretty annoying that whenever I record a video externally say through Instagram or the actual phone camera app, (mostly vertical videos for stories. Rarely horizontal) I save to my camera roll and whenever I open the video in the 8mm app to add a filter, it flips the orientation to horizontal or vice-versa. I had to download a third-party app just to flip the videos I record just so I can then have them be correctly orientated inside the actual 8mm app and export them vertically like I wanted them in the first place. That gets pretty annoying and is very time consuming. Nothing a super quick update could fix I'm pretty sure. But other than that, $2 really well spent 👍🏼

Apr 13, 2019

Bought this app back in the first year when it came out. Before it was popular from social media influencers. Love the features like 4K video recording and 18FPS video option. But I would definitely pay extra if more features are added! (1) take photos (with the same filters) (2) other recording options (i.e 24fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps, etc) (3) other filters and frames (paper rip, dust, grain, light leak flares, etc) (4) the option to dial in the amount of the filter & effects, so it’s not always at 100% (5) time stamp option or some type of retro clock with customize dates, hours, mins, seconds, month, day, year, etc (6) save the original video clips to camera roll, so you have both the unfiltered clip and the one with the 8mm vintage filter as well! Only way right now is to shoot it on your iPhone camera and import it into 8mm which at times doesn’t auto rotate the video so you have to download another video editing app to rotate your video clip or do it on your Mac and reimport it back onto your phone. Over all I love the app, and have been using it for years before it got famous! And I know a lot of people have requested for this app to be able to shoot pictures as well, with the same type of film filter it already provides!

Jan 19, 2018

This app has the best filters and effects to give that old vintage look to the videos. The grain is very high quality and natural looking and the color transformations and the filters are of professional grade quality (comparable to expensive pro software). But there’s one catch, The user interface is not built to use this as a professional app in a videomaker’s toolkit. It is mostly built like a toy to just play around with the effects. There are many many things that could be improved in the UI to make it easier to use. For example one can not preview any filter without actually applying it on a video and saving it to the camera roll. Also it does a 1:1 conversion, so a half hour long video takes exactly half an hour to be processed. Changing filters is also not at all easy, you have to turn a dial to change it. The library part of the app takes a while to update each time you open it (specially when you have lots of videos on your device) It also has a weird bug which has not been fixed yet after many releases, if I edit a vertical ratio (9:16) video in another app and import it in the 8mm, it does not respect the rotation and stretches it to view as horizontal. But overall I’m using it quite often and I really love the filters so I can’t complain much. ;)

Jan 28, 2019

This app has been around for years, I remember it being one of the first old-school analog-look video apps available. Nowadays they seem to be a dime a dozen, but this app has stuck around and is still good. It’s simple and relatively intuitive. Spend a few minutes with it and you’ll have it figured out. Nothing too gimmicky or trendy about it, and the analog looks are very authentic. And unlike so many older apps where the developers eventually got disillusioned or bored or both and walked away, these developers have actually stayed on top of this app, so it still works without a hitch on my iPhone 8.

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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.