How to VHS & VCR Effect


    In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to look at how to create a VHS or VCR effect in After Effects. This utilizes a few simple effectors built into After Effects that really help bring the old VHS tape footage back into the modern age through image processing.

    PROTIP: After you are done, precomp the file and add a fully black background behind the layer to really show off the effect! We did it in the video but didn’t mention it!

    List of effects:
    – Levels
    – Brightness & Contrast
    – Mosaic
    – Color Balance (HLS)
    – Noise
    – Venetian Blinds
    – Fast Box Blur
    – Unsharpen Mask
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    Adobe After Effects 2018 (AE 2018) is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. It also functions as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder.

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