Parents' Guide to

VideoFX Live

By Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Freemium tool allows easy creation and sharing.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free Other
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Based on 9 parent reviews

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (5 ):

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.

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
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 1, 2012
  • Category: Other
  • 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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