VHS Camcorder

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THE ORIGINAL VHS APP! It's 1984, and you've got a camcorder! It'll look that way when you record and send old, messed up-looking videos to friends. They'll swear you built a time machine: "OMG, how'd you shoot that?"

Reviewed by WIRED, TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Popular Mechanics, The Independent, Macworld, and many, many others!

With VHS Camcorder, you'll make home movies that look and sound like video tapes pulled out of storage after 30 years. You can change the on-screen date to trick your friends, create flashing cheesy custom titles, mess up the picture by shaking your device and use the zoom lens feature to emphasize those truly embarrassing moments!

"That's freakin' amazing!" -Everyone

Here's Why You Need It:

• Four words: Best. Throwback. Videos. Ever.
• Create videos of your kids that look like the ones from your childhood
• Impress the new girl by using our app to convince her you built a time machine
• The only app you should ever consider to capture your 80s and 90s-themed parties
• Make your kids' incredibly boring school plays actually watchable

And Also Because of This:

• Realism: the ORIGINAL and BEST app for simulating old videotape recordings
• Change the on-screen date so people think you're way younger--or older--than you really are
• Create custom F*L*A*S*H*I*N*G titles for the ultimate in on-screen cheese
• Phony zoom lens feature dramatically enhances the cheese factor
• Mess up the picture during recording using your finger or by shaking your device
• Don't think we forgot to make things sound bad--we didn't
• Widescreen recording option (but would you REALLY want to use it?)
• Easily share videos from within the app or through Camera Roll
• Built-in clip viewer for playing back, deleting and sharing clips
• Choose your frame rate: 24, 25 or 30
• HD video recording on iPhone 4s and newer devices (1080p requires iPhone 5 or better)

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VHS Camcorder App Description & Overview

The applications VHS Camcorder was published in the category Photo & Video on 2015-08-17 and was developed by Rarevision. The file size is 15.72 MB. The current version is 1.2.4 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

• Improvements to the VHS effect (you'll like it)
• Updated selfie camera to use mirrored picture orientation
• Selfie camera now shoots HD (if your device supports it)
• Improved finger tracking control
• Date spoof input now works better
• Improved audio sync
• Fixed recording problem when device storage almost full

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VHS Camcorder Reviews


I want a refund  artsy.joza  1 star

the app is nice and all but i couldn't flip back and forth from the camera to switch to selfie more or the back camera. i want my 2.99 that i spend on this app


Will gave 6 stars. Some suggestions.  APPLEFans2010  5 star

This is super super awesome. Exactly 1980-90s vaporwave. So freaking REAL. I use this app since 2015. I DO HAVE SOME SUGGESTIONS: 1. Some real VHS camcorder can just show only the date or only the time. Can you add options for those? 2. Different VHS cams have different fonts of the date and time, and different qualities. Can you add more options so we can choose different quality effects and date/time fonts that come from multiple VHS cam models? BIG THANKS! Enjoy this app.


It's ok.  Loveeejackiee  1 star

It is totally the 90's vibe but i hate that i have to manually set the date every single time i want to record with the date on. I also wish i could import my own videos & add the filter. Also all my videos come out pretty dark unless there is super bright light.


IMPORT  Diixbejziskabxbh  3 star

I want to be able to import videos onto the app so I can edit them

Jeremy Allen garza

Great  Jeremy Allen garza  4 star

Great and works very well! The ONLY reason I won’t give it 5 Stars is because you can’t upload videos from your camera roll you’ve already taken to give them the camcorder effect.


It’s good but..  Thelovelyfate  2 star

It’s a good app and the filter is great I just figured it would have more features, since it was $2.99 and all. So if you could please at least add importing photos and videos I will definitely rate 5 stars.


Good app overall  Tas152001  4 star

I love this app, but it needs to allow upright videos. I just hate having to tilt the phone to use this app. I also wish I could add the music from my iTunes into the video from the phone itself


Love it but...  Xx__x420Dank420Doritos420x__xX  4 star

Hurry it up with the video import setting plssss 😤😤😤


i love it  violetjohnson22223  5 star

it helps my aesthetic sooo much i love this camera.

Taylor The Wolf

AWESOME! But....  Taylor The Wolf  4 star

I absolutely love this app! But I'd love it even more if I could import videos from my camera roll as well!


Best VHS app on iOS!  octaviohernz  4 star

Just needs an update that allows you to upload video asap...


Yassssss  ShopSaveSequin  5 star

Seriously do not waste your time with other similar apps because this is the one! I literally wasted my time and money at purchasing other apps that were similar but ended up just being crap because they weren't working properly. Mainly my problem with other apps like this was that even after I paid to have the ads removed they continue to stay on whatever I recorded. No issues whatsoever with this app and loving whatever improvements they have recently made.



THIS APP WOULD BE 5 STARS IF IT HAD A IMPORT OPTION FROM YOUR VIDEOS. Please add that. -Everyone living in 2017.


Great app but needs finishing touch  epm4  5 star

Needs: •upload from camera roll (pics and vids) •pause button to pause recording Otherwise beautiful app!!!


Great but needs more  Nataliiiiiiieeeee  5 star

There should be a feature where we can snap a pic and let it record while music is being played


unhappy.  lavafallred3  2 star

cool app but wish you could import videos, wasted my money.


Trip down memory lane  Headplay  5 star

This does everything it says and looks legit. Simple to use with a nice user interface. I already had fun tricking a few friends. Some things that would be cool to see added is different recording sounds. Bc I have had cameras back in the 80s that wasn't so noisy. Also, if you could add a video already made to be encoded. This app is worth the price.


Alright but better apps  svh42o  3 star

super cute idea reminds me of my childhood, but some others for the same price you can add music. which is what i was looking for but other than that works fine.


Good app but has room for improvements.  Axxres  4 star

Overall the app is great and easy to use. However, should should let users upload videos from the camera roll!

Anthony E. R.

Very Authentic  Anthony E. R.  4 star

This app looks the best when it comes to replicating the tape look, just wish you could be able to pause recordings so you could record in different locations on the same video

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