Edit Videos on the Fly with Variety Video Maker

Price: Free
Variety Video Maker: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Want to take an ordinary, everyday photo and make it look celebrity-like or super dramatic? Want to add some flair and fun to an image of yourself or friends and save them for others to view? Variety Video Maker from developer S-Mobile can help you do just that. This app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad, and it also requires iOS 4.3 or later.


The main premise of Variety Video Maker is to turn rather normal, and even plain images into something more, primarily for entertainment purposes. Once you initially load the app, you will be prompted to view a sample video image or a full version. However, if you want to unlock the full version mode, it will cost you 99 cents with the additional benefits of ad removals and unlocking other features such as animation, stickers, and themes. If you want to proceed and start from scratch, you can select the “New” function on the bottom left hand corner of the screen and begin with a photo already save from your device library or take a new one with you camera. Once you select the image, you can choose from four animation themes: fire (angry theme), sparkle (celebrity theme), thought bubble (frustrated theme), and an “I love you” theme. There are 4 additional themes but they need to be unlocked with additional purchase. Once you decide on your theme, you will select the “next” button on the upper right hand corner and proceed to change the locations of any of the default animations. You can also add additional “stickers”, speech bubbles, and text by selecting the icons on the bottom of the screen. Once you select the “Done” button, you can share the completed image, delete it, re-edit, or go back to the main menu.

Appearance and Layout:

Variety Video Maker

Variety Video Maker is very simply to use and navigate through. The user can easily find their way and make sense of the app by selecting different icons based on the image shown on the icon or the simple text. Color schemes and background themes of each section are eye-catching and bright. The sound effects provided are also pretty decent, and even funny.


Since Variety Video Maker is offered free of charge, there isn’t really anything to complain about value. The only downside is that if you want additional features, you will need to purchase them, but the free version of this app offers quite a bit of neat features already, so the user doesn’t feel like they need to purchase anymore than what is already offered. It is a fun app that can do away with any spare time the user might have and can even keep the user somewhat humorously entertained. This app is suitable for all age groups and is highly recommended.

Variety Video Maker iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.  A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating:


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