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InstaCRT: A Camera App That Offers the World’s First “Real” Filter

Hovering somewhere between “novel idea” and “pointlessly stupid,” InstaCRT is a new iOS app that bills itself as “the world’s first real camera filter.” Photographs processed through the app are given a CRT monitor look that doesn’t involve any digital fakery. Instead, your photo is actually sent to the creators’ machine located in Stockholm, Sweden, where it’s displayed on a tiny CRT monitor and then photographed by a DSLR. The new photo is then beamed back to your phone in less than a minute.

Here’s the rig that performs the magic:

Some sample photographs captured with the app:

This demo video shows how the system works:

We’ll let you form your own opinions about the “world’s first real world camera filter,” but if those opinions happen to be positive, click here and have $1.99 in funds ready to get your own copy of the app. You can also check out more sample photographs over on the app’s website.

InstaCRT (via Coudal Partners)


 
 
  • Matt

    Doesn’t this mean the creator of that app/owner of the rig has the opportunity to save any picture he/she wants that his users take? Seems very unsafe

  • Tarmo

    Did you know that the app/owner of this comment service could get your email if you leave a comment somewhere? Or your email service provider could read your emails? Even if they could, doesn’t mean they would.You can take off your tin foil hat.

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  • 9inchnail

    And you actually thought Instagram and all other apps are not doing the same? If you use any app’s share functions, your image is pretty much fair game for them to use. Only difference here is that you have to upload your picture but all the hipster attention whores using Instagram always upload their crap, too. Same difference.

  • Vic Filepp

    Demonstrating duality this app is both 
    “novel idea” and “pointlessly stupid” at the same time. It does make one wonder about the creator’s ability to tie up this much equipment in what, even at 1.99 USD per app pop, is a somewhat dubious investment. OTOH, it was probably a fun project. ;)

  • Paul

    Am I the only one who thinks this is actually a pretty cool concept?

    I would like to see the CRT by a window so you get a shot of your photo with Stockholm in the background. 

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  • Simondaviesphotography

    reminds me of a massive disused silo somewhere in the east you could upload a sound to…..it would play it into the silo then record the reverberated sound and send you the file back. 

  • Simondaviesphotography

    just remembered….its called the silophone lol still online after all these years!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/richardgrebby Richard Grebby

    they should set up a webcam of the TV screen for an extra dimension.

  • Burgess Taylor

    Reminds me of the audio equivalent, the Silophone…

    http://www.silophone.net/ 

  • newamericanclassic

    I literally laughed out loud when I read:

    “your photo is actually sent to the creators’ machine located in
    Stockholm, Sweden, where it’s displayed on a tiny CRT monitor and then
    photographed by a DSLR. The new photo is then beamed back”