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VHS Camcorder for iOS takes video back to the future
VHS Camcorder for iOS takes video back to the future
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VHS Camcorder for iOS takes video back to the future

When you look at the booming synthwave movement, the 8-bit aesthetics of indie games like Hotline Miami, and movies like Kung Fury tearing up YouTube, it's crystal clear that the 80s are back with a vengeance. Better known for more … useful software, Rarevision's VHS Camcorder is a bodacious new toy for those seeking a fresh nostalgia hit.

Once upon a time capturing video memories required bulky equipment that didn't even make phone calls. The VHS Camcorder harkens back to this bygone era by converting your pristine digital video into something that looks like it was shot on tape and chewed by the machine one too many times.

Users can overlay a fake on-screen date to footage that features variable amounts of tape noise, static and tracking distortion. There's even a phoney zoom lens feature to add that extra touch of 80s authenticity. You'll have to supply your own shoulder pads and big hair.

VHS Camcorder is available for $3.99 in the iOS App Store.

Source: Rarevision

1 comment
Bob Flint
That's really funny to see the interest in those grainy VHS tape style, I guess it goes along with the increasing trend in vinyl records as well.
What's next gramophone, & tablets with chisels?
Maybe I'll bring out my full size Panasonic VHS camera and see what it's worth on the market, it does have great real optics, and macro zoom, complete with Co-ax cable output.