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Create Your Own Music Video With Video Star [iOS]

Bakari Chavanu 11-06-2012

video starWhen it comes to photography and video apps for the iPhone and other iOS devices, developers keep coming up with amazing fun programs for all ages. Point in case, a popular five-star app called Video Star, which mixes karaoke and music videos for some crazy fun productions.


Video Star enables you to create music video based on lip-syncing a song track in your video supported iOS device. You simply launch the app, choose a song like Donna Summers “Last Dance,” record yourself or someone else to lip-sync the song, and add special effects as you record the production. In a matter of minutes you can produce and share your music video.

Here’s a sample video that shows just such a production:


How It Works

For the most part, Video Star is fairly intuitive, but let’s walk through how it works and get acquainted with some of its less obvious features. After you launch the app, simply tap the plus button and choose a song from your iTunes library. Video Star will also connect to the iTunes Music Store so you can download songs directly to your device.

video star


At this point you can preview the song, select OK, and moved to the next step to the Recording. But notice also you can tap the Adjust button to change the speed and pitch of the song.

video star tutorial

For a quick fun production, you simply tap the Record button and lip-syc the song. Because you’re not recording audio, you can actually sing out loud and your voice won’t be recorded.

If you record yourself, of course you need to select the front facing camera. As you do the recording, you can tap one of a dozen special effects that will be added to your production instantly as they are selected. You can tap different effects as you record to match the beats and changes in the song.


video star tutorial

You can also stop the recording, change the scene, and then resume the song and recording. When you’re done you can preview the production, or edit the last scene. Or you can simply Start Over and do a second take.

You can make your video as fun and crazy as you like, but if you want it to look a little more professional, remember to not look into the screen itself, but move your eyes in the direction of the camera lens. Video Star gives you a little visual reminder before the recording actually starts.

video star tutorial


Advanced Features

There’s a lot more you can do with Video Star—too much to describe in this article. Tap the heart icon on the homepage of the app, and you can view several dozen Video Star productions, as well as how-to videos and instructions for advanced techniques.

create your own music video

After saving a production, you can select Edit – Modify on the homepage to get access to a wide range of other editing features, including fade-in and fade-out transitions, as well as Blur, Shutter, Jerky, and Flicker effects. There are also buttons for adjusting the brightness, color, and saturation of the video.

video star music video


As you might expect, productions can be shared via email, YouTube, or saved to your Camera Roll.

video star music video

The developers of Video Star know that you will have so much fun with this app that you will probably want to make a few in-app purchases of additional video effects at $0.99 a piece.

video star music video

With Video Star, your music video can be as simple or as complex as you want. Let us know what you think of Video Star. If you have already posted a music video, share the link with us.

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    November 23, 2015 at 2:38 am


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    • Cristiana
      August 18, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Me too

  3. alice
    November 18, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Can i import video clips from other sources into video star?

  4. Eric
    March 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    How do u put slow motion on video star because I really like to put slow motion on my dance videos but I don't know how

    • Bakari Chavanu
      March 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Eirc, I have used Video Star in a long time. Have you tried using the slow-motion feature in the default IOS camera?

  5. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I dont how to download the video star.

  6. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Can someone help me to know if how to download this apps i want to make my funny video with video star but i dont know if what app is this. :(

    • Bakari Chavanu
      February 23, 2015 at 1:52 am

      You download it from the iTunes Store, using the app on your iOS device.

  7. celeste
    February 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    why don,t another people without ios cant play it

  8. Alexis. A.L
    January 10, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Can you download this on a computer?

    • Bakari Chavanu
      January 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Nope, because it's an iOS app. But I'm pretty sure you can download the video production to the computer.

  9. channel
    November 15, 2012 at 1:21 am

    i want to record a video of myself dancing to little mix wings without having to dowload or pay money

    • Bakari Chavanu
      November 21, 2012 at 4:23 am

      Hmm, sounds like you will need to get a video camera then.

  10. klarisse anne
    November 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

    i want to learn how to search or make a video star please reply on how to go to that app

    • Bakari Chavanu
      November 21, 2012 at 4:22 am

      Klarisse, I don't understand your question. Sorry.

  11. Alexis
    October 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I Was wondering how do people make there video cuts to like.. u know how like theyll be singing n the room then it would switch to them n another room i was wondering how woulld u do that becuz when i check on my ipod ios 6.0 it doesnt have any buttons to take clips and switch them around like that but i really wanna do cool things like that do u know who they would do things like that ?

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Alexis, sounds like you might need to use iMovie for what you're trying to do.

  12. nelhortaleza
    June 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    is it available on android ? ^^

    • Bakari Chavanu
      October 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Nelhortaleza, I'm not sure. You will have to look that up on the Android app site.

  13. Dave LeClair
    June 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Awesome. I'm going to make some really dumb stuff with this.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      June 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Lol, true. I've been trying to get my kids to play around with it during their summer break, and for some reason they don't seem that interested. I think it's really cool. There's enough there to wet your imagination.

  14. justine mae lague
    June 12, 2012 at 2:47 am

    i want to learn how to edit video with music.

  15. justine mae
    June 12, 2012 at 2:47 am

    i want to learn how to edit videos then with music.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      June 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Justine, I don't quite understand what you mean. Are referring to a movie editor like Final Cut Pro, and then adding music tracks to your production?