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Summer vacation is in full swing, which means more time and opportunities to create great family memories. You want to preserve those memories as much as possible; a picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video’s worth so much more.


Phone cameras have advanced to the point where you can use them to capture just about anything. And to further enhance your video recording and sharing capabilities, there is a myriad of apps available, ranging from casual to fun to professional.


Below are a few of our favorites that you will enjoy trying out.


Camera MX

For Android users itching to try out the iPhone’s Live Photos feature, the people at Appic Labs have a solution. Besides boasting visual effects and optimization options, the newest version of this app comes with the ability to create animated photos, much like the iPhone feature. Similar to some of the best video apps, it also comes with its own video editing tools.


VHS Camcorder

This app is the next best thing to a time machine. It shoots videos that look and sound like videotape recordings from the past. The spirit of the ‘80s and ‘90s will be alive in your videos with this app, which includes everything from tape noise and static to tracking distortion options that will help you make the best nostalgic videos.


FiLMiC Pro

If you’re ready to go as pro as possible on your phone, this is the kind of app you want to have. FiLMiC’s FilMiC Pro camera app gives you full manual control over everything from focus to white balance, can record in up to 4K resolution, and provides complete access to audiometers and more. It has straight-from-the-app sharing capabilities to professional sites such as Dropbox and Vimeo, and even iTunes File Sharing for editing offline. With the ability to film an actual movie using this app, FiLMiC wants you to create movie magic to enter in their short film contest.


No matter how you choose to record your summer memories or practice your movie-making skills, Frontier Communications has the internet and Wi-Fi services that will make sharing your videos easier than ever before.