It seems that retro-looking music videos and even short clips on Instagram have been all the rage lately. Sure, you can add a filter to make them look as if they were taken with a VHS camcorder, but as Caleb Pike puts it: “we ALL know it’s not really the same thing.” If you want the real deal, you can still shoot with a 1980s camcorder in 2020. In this video, Caleb will show you how to do it. He will even show you how to pimp it to add a few modern features while keeping the vintage feel in the footage itself.
Do you remember VHS tapes? Can you call them back to your memory and compare the horrendous image quality with the crisp, super-sharp HD videos we have today? Well, they had HD back in the ‘90s as well. It wasn’t common, but there were some solutions that offered HD recording on a VHS tape. This video of New York from 1993 was recorded precisely this way – combining HD tech with VHS.