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VHS Camcorder app lets you shoot wonderfully awful 1980s-style videos

DigitalTrends.com reports that if you thought home videos from the 80s look crap solely because of the inexplicably horrific fashion sense of the people that appear in them, think again.

Sure, the mullet hair-dos, velour shirts, and acid-washed pants certainly don’t help, but they’re crap (also) because of the technology inside the clunky, unwieldy VHS video cameras that shot them. The technology of the time really wasn’t up to it, producing ugly colors, harsh contrast, and an atmosphere of such cheesiness you could almost smell a milk-based dairy product wafting out of the TV’s speaker.

If you’re too young to know just how abysmal home videos used to look, or old enough to want to put yourself through the potentially harrowing experience of reliving the 80s, you might want to check out the new VHS Camcorder app from LA-based Rarevision.

Currently for iOS only and costing $3.99, VHS Camcorder turns your iDevice into the kind of video camera you’ll be really glad isn’t around anymore, yet the quality is so tragically authentic that it opens up the opportunity for some real fun.