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  • How to blend VHS footage with D1

  • Andy Stokes

    June 27, 2005 at 3:03 am

    Hi all,

    A client of mine has delivered an edit for a TVC with a couple of shots that look as though they we grabbed from VHS. He doesn’t have access to the original, so I was wondering if anyone has any idea how I could try and clean up the VHS stuff to match.

    Right now i’m experimenting with unshark mask etc to make it less blurry. Any ideas ?



  • Peter Corbett

    June 27, 2005 at 9:34 am

    The only other way if you can is to go the other way; grunge it up, deinterlace, apply a MovieLook filter, etc. I did that on a job and the client thought it was all sourced from DigiBeta and grunged deliberately!

    Peter Corbett
    Powerhouse Productions

  • Joe Hayden

    June 27, 2005 at 2:29 pm

    If it doesn’t have to be full screen sometimes scaling it down can help.

  • Jim Zito

    June 28, 2005 at 12:44 am

    I have to agree with Peter 100%. Make it look like the bad quality is intentional.

  • Andy Stokes

    June 28, 2005 at 9:36 am

    Thx for the replies guys.. As I had expected there was no “quick fix”..

    In the end I windowed the vhs footage and repeated them which the client loved.



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