Cine Lumiè Review

Cine Lumiè Review

Cine Lumiè Review

Add vintage effects to your videos in just two taps with Cine Lumiè for iPhone

In a world where people Instagram their breakfast, adding effects to photos is now commonplace. Applying those effects to videos, however, is a fairly recent invention for consumer devices and Cine Lumiè is hoping to jump on that bandwagon by offering one of the simplest solutions yet.

Included in the app are two sets of eight effects, named static and dynamic, which are designed to add a different look to your creations. All you need to do is tap one of the icons on the main screen to start capturing a new video, or to select one that has already been recorded and you are then ready to start adding effects.

The two strips at the bottom of the screen let you select from static or dynamic effects, but we have to say that the quality of the effects is not great. Most are very simplistic, almost childish in their design, and simply add some icons or patterns above the videos. This has the dual effect of cheapening the quality of the videos and at times completely getting in the way of the subjects you are watching. Add to this the fact that the icons do not really add all that much relevance to the subject matter and we struggle to see what benefits this solution can offer for the vast majority of video content users produce.

The way it all works is impressive because it is extremely quick and never skipped a beat in our tests, but that only makes up part of the story. The interface is very good, almost artistic, which leads the purchaser to believe that this is a quality solution, which it is in some areas.

If the effects could be enhanced and the dynamic icons, which move and do little else above the video content, could be made truly dynamic then this could be a solution worthy of your time and effort. Until then, Cine Lumiè is more of a novelty that fails in the core area of bringing added vibrancy and personality to your videos.

Rated 2 out of 5

An app with lots of potential, but it fails in its main aim of video enhancement. More work is needed.