Rarevision VHS Lite - 80s Cam

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About this app

The original VHS cam app by Rarevision and the most totally awesome VHS camera app of 1984!

Used by Kendall Jenner, Snoop Dogg, Khloe Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Wiz Khalifa, BTS, Die Antwoord, Philip Bloom and featured on SNL (S41E01) and in countless TV shows and music videos!

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

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

Trust us, we asked literally everyone and it's unanimous: this app is freakin' rad!

Here's Why You Need It:

• Four words: Best. Throwback. Videos. Ever.
• Create VHS-style retro 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 VHS app you should ever consider to capture your 80s and 90s-themed parties
• Make your kids' incredibly boring school plays actually rad

And Also Because of This:

• Realism: the ORIGINAL and BEST VHS app for simulating the glitches of old videotape recordings
• Glitch up the picture during recording by dragging your finger on the screen
• Phony zoom lens feature dramatically enhances the cheese factor
• Don't think we forgot to make things sound retro terrible (we didn't)

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Copyright © 2015-2024 Rarevision LLC. All rights reserved.
Updated on
Mar 14, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

39.5K reviews
A Google user
June 28, 2019
I liked the old free version better. I got it in April and there was no ads and a 15 or 20 second video every time you shoot a video. I have used the app frequently in skating and montage videos. Then I accidentally delete the app, get it back and now apparently you have to watch ads just to record a couple of seconds!? That's so stupid. What if you see something cool like the solar eclipse and want to record it, but you have to watch an ad and miss it.
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July 15, 2019
We've increased the recording time significantly now, so you can record much longer than with the previous version. If you stock up on tapes, you'll be able to shoot longer interrupted takes (longer than 15 seconds). Feel free to email or contact us on social media and we'll be happy to walk you through it!
A Google user
March 11, 2019
Cool concept, but you can't record over twenty seconds of film before it's deleted automatically and you're prompted to upgrade to the full version. No other features are available besides simple recording of >20 second clips. I would be inclined to purchase the full app if I were given a better 'trial,' but with this app, I'm just unimpressed and uninstalling.
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March 11, 2019
We understand your frustration, and we're going to fix this in the next update. You'll no longer have that limit. We've just started doing a limited release of the update, and if it goes according to plan we'll do a full release very soon! Thanks for being patient! 😀👌
Wolfer King
October 17, 2020
It's not bad, I think the app tries a little too hard for the effect. But you can actually fool people it is possible. Vhs don't really have that white mess streak on the bottom never seen any real vhs does that. Maybe with out the white mess streak on the bottom it wouldn't be that bad. And with fuzz or blurriness with over saturation can give the look a promising effect. Yeah call me a vhs expert. Also vhs has SD, so it doesn't make sense when it's set to FHD. It doesn't make a realistic look.
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What's new

We're always updating the most rad VHS cam app! This release includes:
• Tape-based recording time: more tapes, more time!
• 60fps is now used by default (if supported)
• Tweaks to VHS effect
• Portrait recording
• Fixed a nasty little bug that could crash the app when recording stops