Developer: Dropico
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★☆☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

VideoPlay doesn’t offer all the features one would appreciate of a video editing tool, nowadays, but it does offer some fun and useful filters for those who want to make their videos look a little different.

Fundamentally, for some users, there’s no way of adding such effects to videos taken through a different app. VideoPlay will only work with those videos taken through its own interface. Fortunately, that interface is pretty straight forward if unremarkable. The app saves everything in 720p resolution, with no options to adjust anything else, bar the choice of a flash or not.


Taking a video is a matter of hitting the record button as and when it needs to be taken. The viewfinder is a little on the small side, but it does open up plenty of room for filter options. It’s not possible to adjust the filters on the fly, although a preview is available before committing to record. 12 filters are available, each proving quite attractive. Water effects, vintage looks, and even a flurry of hearts or snow are possible. Each looks quite professional and attractive, with no filter looking particularly weak.

Saving the video doesn’t take long at all, although users are restricted to solely saving to the camera roll, rather than sharing elsewhere. That’s the issue with VideoPlay: it’s all quite simply done with the focus on the quality of the effects. There were some minor stability issues when coming out of the app and going straight back in, but otherwise, it’s all quite steady.

VideoPlay is far from an one-stop solution for those who enjoy editing videos, but for quick shoots that could do with a fun and light-hearted filter addition, it’s quite satisfactory and easy to get to grips with for any expertise level.

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