It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nah, it’s just cartoon Chris, and if you don’t understand the pop culture reference at the very beginning of this video, you’re probably too young to be online without adult supervision.
But you’re NOT too young to play around with this fun video app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad 2 – despite its various shortcomings. The basic version is free. Spend a whopping .99¢ and you can unlock more video modes and a still shot mode (and all the filtering happens in real-time).
Yeah, you probably won’t use it every day – but if you’re looking for something different and fun to do with that iOS camera of yours, this might be it.
Being able to preview your effects in real-time while recording video allows you to adjust the filters and settings so that your subject looks exactly how you picture it in your mind’s eye. You can add soundtracks and then share what you created with the world via most social networks – right from inside the app itself.
Cartoonatic has a ton of fun features, including:
- 9 video effects, created by cartoon artists
- Amazing hand draw interface
- Intuitive navigation
- Live preview of video effects
- One tap switch between effects
- 5 built-in soundtracks
- Possibility to add music from your iPod
- Possibility to speed up videos to make them even funnier
When I attempted to send the video via MMS and email, the audio wasn’t attached. I had to go through a long process in order to attach the sound to the video. Hopefully a future update (not TOO distant future, at that) will include a fix for this issue.
Be forewarned: the video resolution is dinky by today’s standards, and there seems to be a problem in exporting the video with audio attached once it’s saved to your camera’s roll. Moreover, where’s the DropBox support?!
Despite the fact that the resolution is small, I’m having a lot of fun with this app. That, my friends, is what it’s all about.