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Get cool SFX on your iPhone with Cinefy

Now it is scarily easy to add special effects to your clips thanks to this new app, which could do for video SFX what Instagram has done for photo editing.

Our Verdict

Worth downloading just to have a play with it - but we guarantee you'll be tinkering with it for hours!

For

  • Cheap
  • Simple to use
  • Loads of SFX to try
  • Fun!

Against

  • Not a pro tool

If you're starting out in film-making or was to spice up your YouTube clips, you can now add special effects easily thanks to the Cinefy (opens in new tab) app for iPhone.

Cinefy has over 100 photorealistic special effects and animations to play with, and the interface is incredibly easy to use - in fact, this app could do for video editing what Instagram has done for photo editing.

You can also download effects packs include titles, overlay effects, and sounds to add even more to your mini-productions.

Watch this! A glimpse of what Cinefy can do:

OK, you're not going to create a Hollywood blockbuster on your phone just by using this app, but Cinefy is a whole heap of fun to mess around with and can help you hone your video editing skills.

Key info

  • Price: $0.99 (£0.69)
  • Works with: iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Version: 1.1.5
  • App size: 963MB
  • Developer: App Creation Network (opens in new tab)
  • Age rating: 9+

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The Verdict
9

out of 10

Cinefy - Special FX Studio

Worth downloading just to have a play with it - but we guarantee you'll be tinkering with it for hours!

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