Flare iPhone App Launches Video Contest and Slashes Price

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To celebrate being featured as the App of the Day on Gizmodo, Flare, is sponsoring the Share your Flare contest. The top prize will go to the best and most creative video shot with Flare. In order to open the contest to more creative individuals, Flare has lowered its price this week to $0.99.

Having released just one week ago, Flare rose to the top of the App Store charts, reaching as high as the top 50 paid overall and #6 in the Photography category. To celebrate the success, a video contest has just launched. The aim of the contest is to show off the various features of the app such as independent focus, exposure, and white balance controls, as well as zoom for video.

The effects of the app are unparalleled, and this is the main thing it is hoped to show by the contest entries. As quoted by Gizmodo:

"Flare is the best because it was the only one bold enough – technology be damned – to introduce it to your phone". The contest entrants have the option of using any of the effects that come standard with the app.

The contest is currently running and submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2011.

Contest Details

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The prize is a white, engraved Apple iPad 2 for the best video overall. Finalists are chosen by public voting, and a panel of judges will pick a winner from those selected finalists.

Use the advanced features of Flare such as independent exposure, focus, and white balance, as well as the disruptive video effects, to create a unique and engaging video clip between 10 seconds and 7 minutes.

Editing is suggested but not required. However, no effects or post-processing is allowed. You must film your clips with Flare for iPhone. Music and sound effects are permitted. But again, the only video effects allowed are those that were filmed in real-time with Flare. They will disqualify any entries that do not follow these guidelines.

Contest Starts
June 09, 2011 @ 10:01 am (PDT)
Contest Ends
June 30, 2011 @ 10:01 am (PDT)

Feature Highlights

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* Effects live on screen – no delay
* Focus independently of exposure – just tap then drag
* Pinch to zoom
* Easily lock white balance, exposure, and focus by tapping
* Share full quality videos to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, and more
* Independent focus and exposure available on devices which support focus control

Device Requirements

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* iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch 4G, and iPad 2
* Requires iPhone OS 4.1 or later
* 4.2 MB

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