It was used in saving private ryan and mark of cain. It makes all the highlighted areas look smeared. Is it possible to create this effect with a digital camcorder, i know how its done on a film camera i just wonder if you can do the same thing with digital or would it have to be done in post?
Back in the imaging-tube camera video days, you spent big money for very educated tech guys with a double-E degree and a green screwdriver, who's main job was to PREVENT this effect from happening:-)
You had all manner of controls on tube camera to make things bloom in various ways.
Modern cams have some engineering sub-menus with settings you could deliberately throw out of whack and save as a template on a memory card as a "look", I suppose, but really this is way easier and more controllable to do in post, by playing with the color channels separately, I should think. If you can shoot for example in Red camera RAW format, your post choices for this kind of thing are unlimited.