Create A Movie Montage With Flashback for iOS


If you’re like me, then you have tons of pictures and videos of your family.  I usually take hundreds of photos with my phone anytime we take a family trip.   For instance, when we went to the zoo I took nearly 200 photos of the animals and the kids (my animals).   It’s nice to have those photos and video but sometimes there are so many photos that they get lost in the shuffle.

Today I’m looking at Flashback for iOS.  Flashback is a pretty cool app that lets you take those photos and video and create a video montage.  That’s a great function in and of itself but Flashback takes it a step further by letting you capture photos and videos at the same time.  Here’s how it works.  You snap a photo and Flashback records video several seconds previous and several seconds after the picture.    This gives you some insight as to what was going on before and after each photo.

How It Works

Once you have all of the photos and videos in your project you then begin adding all of the bells and whistles.   Flashback lets you choose between two transitions (Cross Dissolve and Pause on Photo).  You then select filters to add to each photo (think Instagram).   Flashback also allows you to add background music to your project from your device.

Once you have customized your project you’re ready to produce your Flashback.  At this point you have the option to export your Flashback to your camera roll or share it via email, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

Flashback Features:

  • Include up to 50 video clips in your Flashback
  • Cross Dissolve and Pause on Photo transitions
  • Use music from your iTunes Library
  • Select one of several unique filters
  • Auto fade to black and music fade
  • Geotag Photos
  • Trim Video clips
  • Import videos/photos from camera roll
  • Share Flashbacks via Facebook, Email, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Share photos via Instagram

Flashback is a nice app that lets you create simple montages out of your videos and photos.  I could see this as a great tool to create video gifts for your family.   Flashback is $1.99 on the App Store.




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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.


  1. Ginny Hannan on

    This is great! I can’t wait to try this with all the pictures on my phone. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Love this! I used another app named Flipgram but its for Insta only. Im deff going to be checking this one out. Would be perfevt for fam pics.
    Dee T

  3. This could be a great idea for our 70 day summer road trip. I could just snap the photos on my phone and turn them into a video later!

  4. I will have to share this with my brother. He uses his phone to document everything, and I bet this would come in useful for the videos of my nephew, and the ones he makes of their karate tournaments. [Priceless Writers]

  5. A Fancy Girl Must on

    I love how easy this is! I don’t have to noodle around with iMovie. And it’s cheap too! Thanks for sharing.

  6. That looks like an awesome app That would be easier for me to make a montage and send to the grandparents instead of sending individual pictures.

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