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Igor Harmendani
Lens flare in old videos
on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:40:50 pm

Hello everyone!

I was wondering what cause the huge amount of flares as can be seen in this video







I don't think it's and post-process effect but a camera issue, since old videos tend to have more flares than actual cameras.

So what causes it? Is it something in the camera's sensor?


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Lens flare in old videos
on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:49:26 pm

Television cameras originally used analog pickup tubes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_camera_tube . In specific the Image Orthicon was prone to these issues.

As far as I know it has to do with how slowly the tube dumped the charge, but my experience with tube electronics is highly limited.

Angelo Lorenzo
Fallen Empire - Digital Production Services


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Igor Harmendani
Re: Lens flare in old videos
on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:28:26 am

Thanks for the reply, Angelo!

Is there any way I can replicate this effect in After Effects or simillar?


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Todd Terry
Re: Lens flare in old videos
on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:43:00 am

Well, the main thing they did to contribute to the "look" of it was shoot all the original footage with a gawd-awful 70's-era six-point star filter on the lens. That's what caused almost all of the flares.

The other smearing, as Angelo pointed out, comes from the tubes either in the camera or in the telecine (I can't tell from the low-res clip if that was originated on film or video, but the smearing was caused electronically either by camera tubes or pre-digital era telecine tubes).

You can use Magic Bullet (a software plug-in from Red Giant) to create both custom flares and smears... as a plug-in for either After Effects or your NLE (we use it both in AE and in Premiere). Magic Bullet probably can't replicate that look exactly, but it could get you in the neighborhood.

T2

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Rick Amundson
Re: Lens flare in old videos
on Jun 9, 2012 at 2:14:20 pm

I love Optical Flares from Video Copilot for AE. https://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/

You can also mix that with any number of "physical" flare products like Lumineux from Crumple Pop. http://www.crumplepop.com/fcp-6-7-plugins-effects/

Or Luca's Grunge Collection from FX Factory. http://www.noiseindustries.com/fxfactory/

Lots more out there! Just do a google search for light leaks.

Best of luck!

Rick Amundson
Producer/Director/DP
Screenscape Studios
Bravo Romeo Entertainment
http://www.screenscapestudios.com
http://www.bravoromeo.com
http://www.indeliblemovie.com


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Igor Harmendani
Re: Lens flare in old videos
on Jun 9, 2012 at 3:58:48 pm

These are really useful links, thanks for them! ^^

And thanks to everyone who helped!


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