Waterize Video Live: iPhone Written App Review
The latest photo and video capture app to cross my desk here at The iPhone App Review is Waterize Video Live. This little baby adds a beachy theme to your pics and vids with a cool live preview that puts you right in the action. If you’ve been looking for a way to summerize your media, this new app from Lyudmyla Ivanova may be just the ticket.
One of my favorite features in the new Waterize Video Live iPhone app is the real time effect display. Once the app is up, the screen transforms into a “waterized” scene. Turn your front yard, kitchen, the road, or anything, really, into a watery wonder world. I really like apps that show you the effect in real time instead of making you take pics then wait to see the result.
The Waterize Video Live app also features a few customizable settings. You can use your forward or backward facing camera, to capture video or plain photos. There are three main effect modes: two different wave frequencies and one plain mirrored effect that splits the scene in two with the top half reflecting. You cannot take a plain photo with the app, but you can split the scene in black and white and color.
Personally, I do not see myself reaching for this app on a regular basis. It’s a neat trick if you have a specific need for recording only half the screen and make the rest look like water. But that’s it. There’s not a lot of staying power here.
Layout & Design:
Thanks to a few smart design innovations, Waterize Video Live manages to give users an extremely streamlined experience. Everything’s right there on one page for easy access, and as soon as you’re done capturing a video or pic, the save or share options take over the scene.
I kinda liked that you can adjust the wave portion of the scene with a slidable scale, although I couldn’t deduce what the top slide control was for. So, the app is simple, and the real time display speaks for itself.
I’ve already mentioned that I am concerned the Waterize Video Live iPhone app may not have the best staying power. That’s especially true when you consider the app costs $1.99. It’s a bit too much of a one trick pony to justify the cost, in my opinion. To turn that around, the app could expand its suite of effects to include other popular ones, or maybe add an ability to notate or write on pictures. If a photo editing app asks me to spend a few bucks on it, I expect a lot back, especially when you consider how many free apps there are out there
Waterize Video Live iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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