Now you can add VHS static and fuzz to already compressed YouTube videos

Apparently today is the 57th anniversary of the first video cassette recorder, or VCR. (You mean you’re not throwing a party to commemorate the occasion?) The Ampex VRX-1000 was released to the public on April 15, 1956. Back then, you had to be cautious of how often you watched a VCR tape because it would start to get fuzzy and full of static, and eventually would just break. Ah, the good old days. Well, someone over at YouTube had the idea to relive those times by developing a feature that added VCR static, fuzz, and image warps to certain videos on the site. We gave it a whirl with this Palace Skateboards video, which was already filmed on a VHS camera, so it looks extra crappy with the VCR feature turned on (you’ll need to click through to YouTube to view it). The VCR feature is only temporary, which is too bad for Palace, since it would have made their entire video creation program much easier.

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