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1984 Cam – VHS Camcorder, Retro Camera Effects @ Google Play Store
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1984 Cam – VHS Camcorder, Retro Camera Effects @ Google Play Store

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Posted 8th Oct
Decent freebie available at the Google Play Store

1984 Cam is a VHS Camcorder style video effects generator app, it’ll make videos that look and sound like real retro videotapes recorded 30 years before by a vintage VHS Camcorder.

Features:
- Record VHS style video
- Import video from gallery to add VHS Effects
- Landscape capture mode
- Zoom in, zoom out just like an old camcorder
- Black & white mode
- Red, Green, Blue only mode
- Easy to save & share
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I've still got the original hardware if anyone wants the real thing
Darren_Cooke08/10/2019 09:07

1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an …1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?


I have no idea about whether Big Brother wrote this app, but I suspect that it would be hard to record a video without access to your camera, mic and filesystem!
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1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?
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I've still got the original hardware if anyone wants the real thing
Downloaded, going to try it out and if it's any good it'll be part of my next YouTube video
Who doesn't love a bit Retro!


mikemod08/10/2019 08:43

I've still got the original hardware if anyone wants the real thing


I must admit I've still got an old video recorder, maybe one day they'll come back
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Great idea. Looking at some photos from the 1980s I miss that slight graininess that seemed to give some character to the photos.
Handel7808/10/2019 09:02

Great idea. Looking at some photos from the 1980s I miss that slight …Great idea. Looking at some photos from the 1980s I miss that slight graininess that seemed to give some character to the photos.


It's not just the grainyness there's the different colour balancing, vignetting etc. There's an android app (I forget the exact name but something like Retro Camera) that lets you pick different cameras e.g. Polaroid etc.
1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?
Darren_Cooke08/10/2019 09:07

1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an …1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?


I have no idea about whether Big Brother wrote this app, but I suspect that it would be hard to record a video without access to your camera, mic and filesystem!
Is there a Betamax version as well?
superspod08/10/2019 09:11

I have no idea about whether Big Brother wrote this app, but I suspect …I have no idea about whether Big Brother wrote this app, but I suspect that it would be hard to record a video without access to your camera, mic and filesystem!


100% agree! Which makes it the perfect cover, no? (Btw I'm not normally one to care about such things, but the naming of this didn't need to be 1984, so it's am in-joke that's a little too close for my own liking. Looks good though).
Edited by: "Darren_Cooke" 8th Oct
mikemod08/10/2019 08:43

I've still got the original hardware if anyone wants the real thing


Likewise .
superspod08/10/2019 09:12

Is there a Betamax version as well?


Unlikely, the superior video quality of Betamax would render it invalid.
They got the icon art bang on
Great app. Have downloaded. Heat added. Isn’t it strange that we love old technology in today’s society of hi tech gadgets....I love my record player and miss my VHS recorder with videoplus ....life was so much simpler back in the day
gazzjenks08/10/2019 10:34

Great app. Have downloaded. Heat added. Isn’t it strange that we love old t …Great app. Have downloaded. Heat added. Isn’t it strange that we love old technology in today’s society of hi tech gadgets....I love my record player and miss my VHS recorder with videoplus ....life was so much simpler back in the day


We were so much simpler those days
Arh VHS, begetter of that immortal piece of advice for any malfunctioning device " its your tracking mate ".
What do you mean, rtetro? I still watch VHS letterbox 16:9 Star Wars on a 4:3 CRT
gazzjenks08/10/2019 10:34

Great app. Have downloaded. Heat added. Isn’t it strange that we love old t …Great app. Have downloaded. Heat added. Isn’t it strange that we love old technology in today’s society of hi tech gadgets....I love my record player and miss my VHS recorder with videoplus ....life was so much simpler back in the day


Videoplus, nah way to easy, I had to use the bar-code reader on my Panasonic VHS recorder remote handset to scan predetermined bar-code time slots printed on a hard plastic booklet just to record an episode of Minder.
toaster08/10/2019 11:15

Videoplus, nah way to easy, I had to use the bar-code reader on my …Videoplus, nah way to easy, I had to use the bar-code reader on my Panasonic VHS recorder remote handset to scan predetermined bar-code time slots printed on a hard plastic booklet just to record an episode of Minder.


The only sad part of that story is that you watched Minder.
I do miss my old Sony C7 though.
collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/obj…der
mcek08/10/2019 11:30

The only sad part of that story is that you watched Minder.I do miss my …The only sad part of that story is that you watched Minder.I do miss my old Sony C7 though.https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8225638/sony-sl-c7-betamax-video-recorder-video-recorder


What are you on about, Minder was brilliant.
toaster08/10/2019 12:44

What are you on about, Minder was brilliant.



What a theme tune
Darren_Cooke08/10/2019 09:07

1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an …1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?


Not until all our homes have listening devices or even cameras that corporations and government can tap into, but that'll never happen.

Oh wait..
I'm waiting for the Betamax retro version!
Why would anyone use this? I spent years trying to improve the quality of my VHS-C & Hi8 Camcorder recordings and was so happy when I got my first MiniDV camcorder, then drooled over HDV. I will never go back...What next, is HMV going to sell the latest films on VHS
Darren_Cooke08/10/2019 09:07

1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an …1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?


How is it going to film and save photos/videos without those permissions?
Darren_Cooke08/10/2019 09:07

1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an …1984 Cam. 1984 as in the book about the state snooping on people. And an app requesting permission to use your camera, mic and access to your filesystem... Am I paranoid?


Yes
herrbz08/10/2019 18:08

How is it going to film and save photos/videos without those permissions?


Crikey I wasn't actually being serious, just making a play on the app name and the book! I dgaf in general
Looks goooood to me:

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Onwards, and upwards, and all that ... lol. :-)
What next, an app that rewinds your videos slowly so you get the effect of waiting half an hour for it to get to the start?
Don't see the point in this... I have a phone that can shoot movies in 4k but can now make it look as cruddy as when my dad used to take the video recorder out and shakily record my little brother and I down the park. Playing football carefree and loving life without all the modern stress of mortgages and Brexit and Trump and.... Oh... I get it... It's wonderful nostalgia... Downloaded
Roger_Irrelevant08/10/2019 09:06

It's not just the grainyness there's the different colour balancing, …It's not just the grainyness there's the different colour balancing, vignetting etc. There's an android app (I forget the exact name but something like Retro Camera) that lets you pick different cameras e.g. Polaroid etc.


I think it's Retroika?
MungoSplodge08/10/2019 20:22

Don't see the point in this... I have a phone that can shoot movies in 4k …Don't see the point in this... I have a phone that can shoot movies in 4k but can now make it look as cruddy as when my dad used to take the video recorder out and shakily record my little brother and I down the park. Playing football carefree and loving life without all the modern stress of mortgages and Brexit and Trump and.... Oh... I get it... It's wonderful nostalgia... Downloaded


Just wipe a little Vaseline on the lens and voila instant crap 80’s picture effect
8ANNED08/10/2019 11:04

What do you mean, rtetro? I still watch VHS letterbox 16:9 Star Wars on a …What do you mean, rtetro? I still watch VHS letterbox 16:9 Star Wars on a 4:3 CRT


Gotta love those "true" original trilogy versions before George Lucas discovered fades and wipes.
Remember the days of going to the video shop...be kind rewind..........😁
Does it reverse out buffering and those 1 cm green pixels?
superspod08/10/2019 09:12

Is there a Betamax version as well?


Apparently there is, but only for Windows phones
Remember to use Scotch tapes
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most millenials using this filter won't be old enough to remember what VHS was
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