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RTRO breathes old light into capturing photos and videos
Moment used to be known for its exceptional photography hardware, but as of late, it's stepped up its software game as well. Its app dev…
Moment used to be known for its exceptional photography hardware, but as of late, it's stepped up its software game as well. Its app dev team has been crushing it with its in-house pro camera app but it's also toying with its playful side with recent updates to its RTRO camera app. As the consonant-filled name implies, RTRO lets you shoot photos
and videos with slick retro style.
There are a bunch of apps that claim to give you retro-looking shots. Typically, these apps do nothing more than apply a cheap filter or low-opacity grain video layer atop your footage. These can look repetitive, largely because they are. Moment doesn’t play like that. Its own proprietary Analog Effects Engine powers the vibey retro look applied to your video clips and photos. Each one is entirely unique, just like a true analog camera.
A new recent update goes further, adding what Moment calls Instant Film. You’ve likely seen Polaroid-style filters for your pics, but Moment focuses on the details, giving you a unique analog look to the picture, adding the frame, and stamping the date onto the bottom of the photo stock. It looks perfectly vintage, down to the last detail.
The whole app is a please to use with simple controls, a vast library of “film stocks” available to give off different looks, and neat video effects such as a dolly zoom. Sinc Moment is a photography and videography company at its core, it doesn’t skim o more pro options such as carious frame rates for video, multiple aspect ratio options, anamorphic desqueeze, and real-time object tracking.
I can’t say how much I love this app. It looks great, it’s wildly detailed, and is such a unique turn from your typical camera apps. Clichy camera apps are all too often rushed out by untrusted devs that just want to make a quick buck. Moment is the real-deal, always wanting to enable photographers to capture the best image they possibly can. And RTRO does it with a unique look and incredible app.
But enough about other people's apps.