Friday, March 16, 2007

grungy, grainy video effect

I wanted to degrade a video to black and white and give it a grainy effect. Here's what I started with:

I then used the following settings to extract the color from the image:

The image then looked like this:

I then applied a histogram effect, tweaking the red/blue/green channels only allowing the higher frequencies:

To give the image a grainy look:

However, the grains looked too sharp, so I applied a blur using a pixel width of 8:

To this result:

Here's a test video (4.7MB):
test video

The next experiment will tweak the audio for additional weirdness.

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