Hipstamatic is a popular retro style camera that lets you capture results like using an old school camera. Cinamatic is a new app from the same developers, which offers a similar style, but infused with the new age quick capture methodology seen in Vine, Instagram, and others. The is essentially a stylized version of Vine without the social connection, but infused with multiple filters, and features. The main idea is to record multiple short clips to infuse together to create one interesting motion picture series from three to fifteen seconds. The entire process is like Vine as you tap, and hold the record button to film, and then release, reposition, and record again.
Once you have the clips you’re satisfied with, you can then apply high quality video filters with nine available for free. The filters can completely change the video composition, and they’re really the highlight of the app to offer incentive over just using Vine. The app is as easy to use as you would expect, and that includes adjusting the strength of filters with a slider, though there’s no way to combine filters. Once you’re finished, there are numerous sharing options, including Vine & Instagram, and the app records in square format. Hipstamatic offers square cropped photos with artful filters, and Cinamatic is essentially the video version of it. There’s also a Pro option for a $1.99 in-app purchase that provides video import, clip editing, advanced filter controls, and the ability to add music.
Cinamatic ($0.99 -> Free, Universal) is a stylized quick video composition tool that offers some interesting artistic potential.