Apptic Storm: Video Camera (the App) Gives You One Stop Video Production- on Your iPhone

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I’m about to save you some time, and make your mobile videos a lot more interesting.

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If you have any interest whatsoever in filming anything at all on your iPhone, you need to buy Video Camera from i4software.  All the creativity they did not use when thinking up that name was spent making an amazingly simple but powerful app that lets you edit video while you film it, compile clips, create transitions, add music and credits and then share it with a single click.  All from your iPhone.

Here’s a test video I made within the first 5 minutes after I bought the app.

The point is not that this is a great film.  It’s not.  The point is that the film is 2 minutes long and took about three minutes, total, to make.  Then I uploaded it to YouTube, right from the app.

You can even use multiple iOS devices and combine the clips into a single project.  There are some helpful tutorials to get you started here.

Video Camera (I’m guessing the developer’s dog’s name is Dog) costs $8.00, which is a lot in app dollars.  But it’s a screaming bargain when you see how easy it is to make and share videos.

The experience is not perfect.  I had some crashes, especially when re-editing a saved project.  The audio import function doesn’t play well with iCloud (the iCloud based songs show up on the list but cannot be imported).

Video Camera will record in 1080- be sure to go to the settings and increase the quality right away.  But my video exported to YouTube in 360p.  That’s not good enough.  I could probably import the less compressed video via my iMac, but that sort of defeats the purpose.

There’s some work to be done, but for quick and easy video projects, Video Camera is just about perfect.

Apptic Storm: This Week’s Interesting Apps

Here are the apps, hacks and  updates I found interesting over the past week.

Smart File Advisor.  an application that helps in identifying  programs that can be used to open an unidentified  file.

Chrome Clipper.  A handy little Chrome extension that lets you save and manage text snippets for future use.

Snackr.  A robust app that adds RSS feeds to your desktop.

WindowSeat.  An iPhone app that shows you your location on the flight path while airplane mode is on.  Neat idea, but $6.99 is way too much.

SE-DesktopConstructor.  A powerful app that helps you customize your desktop background.  I like the clock and calendar features.

Bookmark Bar Switcher.  Another Chrome extension, that let’s you create and select multiple bookmark bars.

Wallcast.  Turns your desktop background into a personalized display of pictures from you, your family and your friends.

Apptic Storm: This Week’s Interesting Apps

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Here are the apps, hacks and  updates I found interesting over the past week.

Comodo Time Machine.  A simple but powerful system rollback utility that lets users quickly restore their computer to an earlier point of time.  Supposedly more robust than Windows System Restore. 

Add MP3 support to AudacityAudacity is great.  Audacity without MP3 support is useless.

SnipSnip.  Easily share a snippet from a YouTube video.  This will be very useful, if it works.  I tried it, and it started at the selected place, but it didn’t stop at the selected place.

VidCoder.  This Handbrake powered encoder now has a 64-bit version.

Hamster.  While we’re on the topic of video, I’ve started using this free video converter.

Heytell.  I can’t overstate how much I enjoy this app that basically turns your iPhone or Android device into a walkie talkie.  This may become one of my most used app, if I can get my family to give it a chance.  Unlike Flickr, which they still don’t use.  Maybe they were right.

DnD Renamer.  I’m always trying to find easier ways to batch rename files.  Particularly photos.

TuneSwift.  I know from first hand experience that moving iTunes from one computer to the other can be perilous.  I haven’t tried this app, but if it works, it rocks.

That’s it for now.  If you’re a developer with a neat app, hack or update we should feature, let us know.  We’d love to check it out.