When it comes to getting creative, there certainly isn’t a shortage of apps on the App Store. From special effects to filters and more, you’re only limited by your imagination. Sniper Scope Movie Overlay is an app by Bytes & Fun that lets you record video clips on your iPhone or iPad with a sniper scope overlay.
One of the first things I thought about when testing Sniper Scope Movie Overlay is that this is something I’ve never seen before. Sure, special effects apps exist and are readily available, but this is something that almost seems like a no-brainer. I’ll admit that the app is a little dark humored, but it’s essentially harmless.
Sniper Scope Movie Overlay is incredibly easy to use and is very straightforward. To record a video clip, simply tap the big red button on the main screen. You have to give the app permission to access your camera and microphone, but once permission is granted you can see the actual scope overlay on your screen.
From here you can familiarize yourself with different features such as flash adjustment, camera selection, and zoom control. I really like the dedicated zoom button because it lets you manipulate the video using one finger instead of having to pinch the screen.
To record your video, tap the red record button and capture your shot. The nice thing about Sniper Scope Movie Overlay is that the video clip can be as long or short as you like, so there’s plenty of time to capture what you need to. Tap the red record button again to stop the recording, then tap the X at the top left of the screen to close the recording window.
Sniper Scope Movie Overlay doesn’t immediately export video clips to your Camera Roll so you have to do so manually by tapping the blue play button on the main screen. You can even import existing videos from your device, which is definitely one of my favorite features.
Not only is Sniper Scope Movie Overlay very easy to use, but it’s fun and adds a bit of harmless humor to otherwise boring video clips. This type of app certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely good for a laugh. When it comes to the price, I think $0.99 is a fair value for a universal app that doesn’t gouge users with in-app purchases.
Overall, Sniper Scope Movie Overlay is a humorous app for iPhone and iPad that is great for capturing short clips, improving existing videos, or adding special effects to your next Hollywood hit.
Sniper Scope Movie Overlay requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion