Does anyone know of a jitter shader or quicktime effect that can achieve something similar to the "Bad TV" effect in Final Cut? I'm mainly looking for something that can degrade and shake up video like on an old beat up VHS tape. Ideas appreciated!
Thanks Andrew. Definitely adds that bad tape wobble. This along with some simulated bad tracking in the patch above will get me closer. Thinking of ways to combine some static and throw off the color synch for ultimate effect.
Have not had a look at the patches yet as not at Max machine, but this is a very common question on video editing sites. I would suggest checking out some video edit sites (FCP, AE, etc) for Bad TV tutorials and translate the general process into Jitter. Have a look at a few tutes, they often offer different approaches - some will use plugins, some multiple effects and others via scripting.
Another thing you can do is get yourself an affordable analog video converter box and actually record onto a VHS tape, pull it out and mangle the tape, and then re-digitize. Sometimes, if you have the time, actually doing the real thing is more fun and a bit less predictable.
Whoa lots of great ideas here thanks for the updates!
I like grabbing old tape footage as source material for sure, although a card with analog pass through is definitely a must as my miniDV cam tends to blue out when the footage gets too crazy. And Final Cut is my go to for getting this done in the editor, but I'm interested in tweaking this effect live with a patch I'm gonna be using while DJing.
I'll be incorporating as much of this stuff as I can by Friday where I'll be trying it all out at a gig in Brooklyn. Any new york heads stop through I'd love to demo it for you. Shameless plug below: