Old cinema effect for video

Contact person: Dmitriy S. Vatolin (dmitriy@graphics.cs.msu.ru)

MSU Graphics & Media Lab (Video Group)

The filter is intended to achieve an "Old cinema " effect. There exists an possibility to get the effect of film ageing: color scale adjustment and a set of artifacts to achieve a better realism and to give a "chronicle" view.


Let's consider job of the filter on the test sequence "Battle" (Episode from "Terminator-2").

source frame from the ''Terminator-2'' movie

after MSU Old Cinema

The next example demonstrates the usage of the "Real old cinema" preset. Certainly, you can adjust the magnitude of noise, spots, lines and other types of artifacts regardless of the preset as every film features its own properties.


ource frame from the ''Terminator-2'' movie

after MSU Old Cinema (preset ''Real old cinema'')

Travel Terminator from future to the past (''I'll be back.'')


Filter for VirtualDub MSU OldCinema ( 48 KB, ZIP)
Unpack this file in the folder "Plugins" in VirtualDub directory to use.

See also

Detailed description of MSU OldCinema filter