VideoFX Live

App review by
Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media
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Freemium tool allows easy creation and sharing.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn how to shoot video and use creative skills to sequence scenes with a variety of special effects to make fun movies. VideoFX Live encourages the use of social media. If teens choose to post their creations online, they can practice online safety by understanding the responsibilities and consequences of making images publicly available on social media sites. VideoFX Live offers kids a fun way to create original videos and, if they're 13 and older, a way to practice smart and safe online sharing.

Ease of Play

VideoFX Live has a straightforward interface and is easy to use, especially for those with video and media sharing experience. Teens choose a special effect and title (if desired) and start shooting video -- the app does the rest of the work. Sharing VideoFX Live creations is also easy, with just a few taps of the screen. 

Violence

Teens may see other people's comments if they post their VideoFX Live movies to social media sights like Facebook and YouTube, so they may encounter violent comments like suggested fist fights or the use of weapons.

Sex

Teens may see other people's comments if they post their VideoFX Live movies to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, so they may encounter comments suggesting sexual acts or the mention of body parts.

Language

Teens may see other people's comments if they post their VideoFX Live movies to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, so they may encounter profanity or hateful comments. 

Consumerism

VideoFX Live is a "freemium" video creation tool. In-app upgrades include extra special effects packages, such as multiple split screens and borders, for $1 each. VideoFX Live has in-app links its sister app, Video Star

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Teens may see other people's comments if they post their VideoFX Live movies to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, so they may encounter suggestions of drug, alcohol, or cigarette use. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that VideoFX Live is a fun video creation tool that allows teens to make original movies on their iOS device and share via email or social media. What's notable is VideoFX Live's numerous onboard video special effects, with upgrades available in-app. VideoFX Live records both video and audio and automatically stores movies in-app. Teens can save their VideoFX Live creations to their camera roll, upload directly to Facebook or YouTube, or send via email. While this app doesn't have a minimum age requirement, Facebook and YouTube do, so VideoFX Live is best for teens who understand the responsibilities of sharing images through social media.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byFruitella May 31, 2016

Harmless

There are not really many functions of this app. It lets you record videos with sound and effects which you can save to Instagram or YouTube if you want. Can... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byAnthony poles November 11, 2013

What should come next

I think you should be Abel to record your screen on the iPad like bandicam for PC so you can post on youtube esiar and add fx too

What's it about?

VideoFX Live is a video creation tool to make original movies on an iOS device and share via email or social media. The app has onboard video special effects (with more available for purchase). Teens can select a special effect and add a title, if desired, then shoot video. VideoFX Live saves everything in-app and allows teens to upload directly to Facebook or YouTube, or send via email. VideoFX Live is powerful video tool and is best for those who understand the responsibilities of sharing images through social media.

Is it any good?

VideoFX Live is a great app for creating original videos and is easy to use. The app's technology is sophisticated and gives teens powerful tools to make stunning movies. What makes VideoFX Live stand out is its great in-app special effects and titles toolkit -- they load quickly, so there's little down time when making a movie. It's the app to have on hand to shoot just about anything -- a walk through the park, family celebration, school field trip, or just an afternoon hanging out with friends. In minutes, teens can create an impressive, original video and share with family and friends.

VideoFX Live has some privacy concerns, but less so than with similar apps. Teens have the option to upload their VideoFX Live movies to the web, and the app encourages sharing on social media. Teens should think carefully about what they include in their VideoFX Live videos and where they share them. Teens also need to consider the ramifications of copyright infringement and avoid sharing videos of movies and TV shows.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Brainstorm with your kids about possible topics for a movie, such as documenting a school science experiment, family vacation, or making an entertaining movie just for fun.

  • Make sure your teens understand the responsibilities and consequences of making a video public on social media sites.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Arts: acting, film
  • Skills: Tech Skills: digital creation, social media, using and applying technology
    Self-Direction: achieving goals, goal-setting, initiative
    Responsibility & Ethics: following codes of conduct, making wise decisions, respect for others
    Creativity: imagination, making new creations
    Communication: multiple forms of expression, presenting
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 1, 2012
  • Category: Other
  • Size: 25.30 MB
  • Publisher: Frontier Design Group
  • Version: 1.9.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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