Oh thread, my child, I’m sorry for abandoning you. I have a “good” reason, though.
I’ve built some new gear over the past couple of weeks and have created what I think might be the worst workflow on earth:
My life is a nightmare of editing tapes and trying to hammer out sync bugs without a time base corrector, but that workflow has produced some hot, fresh, crispy gifs!
The first two are from a black & white VHS cassette with anaglyph 3D. The first is as crunchy and distorted I could make the signal without it cutting out altogether on my capture cable (you can see where it blanks out with a blue frame for a split-second). On a CRT display it could get so much worse, but it’s a huge pain to record. In the second, mixing the 3TrinsRGB’s signal into the VHS’ signal added some sick rainbow effects.
The next few are the result of heavily messing with gain & contrast, crispifying the first, giving the second a strange soft rippling water-like effect on brighter areas, and creating a drop-shadow effect with weird rays of light on the third.
EDIT: The gifs show up fine in preview, but not in the actual post. Clickthroughs work.
This is all part of a larger project that I had hoped to have done by Halloween, but between work and scope creep it kinda got away from me. It’ll be done soon
YES, THANK YOU, I couldn’t remember the name of that. I remember seeing it years ago and it looked incredible then, gonna have to check out what’s been changed.
EDIT 2: LZX, makers of fine video synth equipment, announced the Vidiot last night after a month of teasers.
They’re taking preorders on their site, $670, first run is shipping in December. If you’re interested in this kind of stuff, this would be a good, semi-affordable way to get in on it!