Add Special Effects to iPhone Videos Easily with Action Movie FX

Jan 27, 2012 - 2 Comments

Action Movie FX

Action Movie FX is a really fun free app that adds high quality special effects to videos, and it’s all done on the iPhone in a surprisingly easy package. Created by Hollywood studio Bad Robot Productions (makers of movies like Cloverfield, Star Trek, Super 8, and the latest Mission Impossible), the app came out a little while ago but has been updated to include another free special effect, demolition ball, alongside a missile launcher and a car falling from the sky. These aren’t poor quality effects either, they’re impressively made as you can see in the videos posted below. Other special effects, like tornadoes, helicopter crashes, air strikes, and gun fire, can be bought as in-app purchases for an extra $0.99 to add more fun into the mix.

Download Action Movie FX for free from the App Store

The app is compatible with iPhone 3GS and onward, but realistically it’s best coupled with the iPhone 4, Phone 4S, iPod touch 4G, and iPad 2, because of the higher resolution cameras and faster processors. You’ll also need iOS 4.3 or later but you should be on iOS 5.0.1 by now.

Here are a three short sample videos from YouTube showing off the free special effects:

Missile Launcher:

Demolition Ball:

Car falling from sky:

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, iPad, iPhone


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  1. Peter says:

    Had a lot of fun with this one and iMovie over the holidays!

  2. ER Joker says:

    Well, it seems cool, but I believe that it shouldn’t CRASH EVERYTIME I TRY TO USE IT on my iPod touch 4 with iOS 5.0.2…

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