Cameo Review – the Short Video Creation Software for Everyone

On October 21, 2013

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Cameo Review – the Short Video Creation Software for Everyone

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By: Fast Society Inc.

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2013-10-09

Developer: Fast Society Inc.

Price: 0

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Cameo is another app in a long line of video editing software intended for use in conjunction with short video clip services such as Vine. In Cameo’s favor, at least the app is initially free.

To use the app, you have to register with Cameo either by creating an account or using your Facebook credentials. I’m not that keen on this particular type of method of giving free software.  I’d rather pay for something with the same functionality but didn’t need my e-mail address.

It’s not that easy to use. The app seems to automatically add a music soundtrack to the background of the videos you create and it took a few minutes for me to find the method of turning it off (go to the video you created and then tap the settings icon).

While you can save the video to your camera roll, there doesn’t seem to be any way to share on services other than Cameo. I suppose that makes sense since that’s what they’re predominately promoting.

It is possible to do minor video editing such as trimming the clip, adding a caption and adding a limited number of themes to the clip such as VHS tape, 16 MM and others. It’s also possible to flip the camera and self-record but all recording apparently has to be done with the iPhone in landscape and not portrait.

While Cameo is not my cup of tea I can see where others who are more of the social media butterfly sort might like it.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Probably not.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:Social media addicts and directors who don't go longer than six seconds.

What I Like:Some versatility for such a limited timeframe for shooting.

What I Don't Like:Confusing interface at first.

Final Statement:Cameo gives everyone that uses it a good cameo appearance.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Cameo allows you to easily create beautiful short films on your own or with friends. Cameo is the first app to bring professional-grade video effects and styles to users of any skill level. Download now and get creative.

New theme released every week!

- Unlimited video creation
- Free professional-grade effects and fonts
- Film in real-time with friends
- Instantly share on Cameo as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
- 720p HD video is embeddable on any website or blog
- Save HD videos to your phone so you can upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or Instagram
- Cloud storage so video clips don’t take up space on your phone
- Follow friends and other creators
- Like and comment on each other’s Cameos

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