Version Reviewed: 2.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Vibop is a video editing app that sets out to make the experience more fun and quickly satisfying. Essentially, it's a photo filtering app but for videos instead. At the grand price of nothing but 10mb of space, it's also very much worth a look by anyone who regularly records videos.
The interface is, at first, speedy to get to grips with. Tap create and start recording. Once the video has been made, it's then a matter of a few more taps to add themes and intros to the creation. This takes a bit more time. It's still very easy but on my iPhone 4, it did take a little while to create the desired effect. Presumably, processing takes a fair bit of effort for the device.
Theme options are reasonably varied with super 8 looks, silent cinema, comic book, techy and artistic postcard amongst the nine options. One interesting addition is the Twitter integration that means users can add their Twitter background, profile image and handle quickly to their video. Further customization is also available with an amalgamation of the themes if the user so wishes.
It's all simple yet effective, even despite the time it takes to process. It's not unreasonably long, just requires a brief moment of patience for those browsing through the theme options.
Sharing is similarly easy with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all supported. While Vibop is free, there's also the option to purchase new themes at $1.99 each although the free themes are quite sufficient for most users.
The results that Vibop can produce are pretty clever, and certainly add a cool look to everything I threw at it. This ranged from attempts at creating arty pieces to silly videos of my young cousins running around. For the grand price of nothing, it's a worthy addition to the casual video creator's arsenal.