Free iPhone App Transforms Your Videos With ‘Touch Effects & Filters’

Hoping to recreate the success Instagram has had doing a similar thing to still images, new app Spotliter Video allows users to add a range of effects to videos shot using iOS devices.

The free app was developed by Netomat, and offers “touch effects and filters” to videos — including the ability to magnify a portion of a scene, freeze part of a video, switch easily between front and back cameras while shooting, overlay one image over another, transition easily between color and black-and0white, along with a plethora of other effects.

“Our goal for Spotliter was to make a video camera app that offered powerful, sophisticated effects yet was very simple and intuitive to use,” Netomat CEO and cofounder Kris Ramanathann has noted.

“We wanted the user’s first reaction to be, ‘Yeah, this is how a touchscreen video camera should work.’ It was also extremely important to us that the touch effects themselves were not only fun but truly useful in helping people tell their stories in their own particular ways.”

Although serious would-be videographers will still want to output their video and edit it on a Mac, Spotliter Video represents one step closer to the iPhone or iPad being a self-contained movie generator.

More video effects achieved using Spotliter can be seen below.

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