Is anyone still using Instagram to take photos of the food they eat? I'm not a huge fan of of photo apps that let you apply filters to photos to make them look different, but do not mind if others like to use them.
I cannot say the same for video apps though that add similar effects to videos that you take with your phone. Maybe it is just that it looks a lot cooler when you see moving pictures on the screen and not still images, I do not know.
Camera 2 is a commercial app for Android devices that you can use to apply filters to videos that you create. All available filters are displayed on the left in a small sidebar when you start the app, with the original unfiltered view mode displayed by default on the screen.
You can tap on a filter category, say old time, comic or art, to apply one of the available filters that they make available to your video.
Just tap on one of the filters and you will immediately notice that it is applied to the video in real time. Lets take a look at the filters that the app supports:
You can capture high-resolution photos using the program, or record a video using one of the effects that you have selected. You can switch between filters by swiping to the left or right.
Effects can be tweaked by clicking on the icon displaying three slider bars. This opens customized tweaking filters for each video filter. The 80s filter for instance lets you change the VHS corruption and the 30s filter vignette and film grain.
There are a couple of other things you can do. You can modify the preview and video resolution, switch on the Flash or change from the back to front camera.
Camera 2 is an intuitive app that you can use without any issues or training. It takes a couple of taps and the video recording starts. Since you see the filter in real time you know exactly how the recording will look like in the end.
If you are looking for a fun app that lets you record videos with a lot of filters, some unique to the app, then you may want to consider buying the app for the 2.49€ or whatever it costs in the currency displayed to you.
Sure, it is more of a fun app in the end even though you may be able to use it for art class, YouTube videos and other projects.Advertisement
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.