Microsoft’s new HoloLens app lets you make awesome AR movies

Amidst the virtual reality hype, Microsoft trudges on with its own augmented reality campaign.

Microsoft has shown off a seriously cool app for its upcoming HoloLens AR headset.

It’s called Actiongram, and it’s an augmented reality movie maker that lets you record videos and edit in special effects on the fly.

“Actiongram delivers an eclectic mix of holograms that enables new forms of storytelling,” writes Microsoft. “Stage your own video creations by moving, resizing, rotating, and recording these holograms in your home, and then share those videos with your friends.”

Check it out:

As you can see in the video, users can select a range of preset animated characters, and bring them to life in AR.

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However, the quality of the animation makes it clear that this app isn’t intended for Hollywood professionals.

But it’s certainly a cool way to create short, fun clips to share with your mates. Like this:

Related: What is HoloLens?

The Microsoft HoloLens is currently available for $3,000 if you’re a developer or business. Consumers, meanwhile, will be able to pick up the headset from March 30, 2016.

What do you think of Actiongram? Let us know in the comments.