Posts Tagged ‘:effects’
Are you a “retrocomputing” geek? Do salvaged bits of computer history turn you on? You might appreciate the VintageCG channel on YouTube, containing over 100 videos of early computer graphics and user interface research.
The selections were culled from about 80 total hours of footage, a collection I’ve been meaning to digitize for years now. Even the plan itself is vintage: 100MHz PowerPC Macs and the VideoCD format were cutting edge when the scheme was first hatched, but the process proved so tedious on then-current hardware that the idea was shelved until the source tapes resurfaced during a recent cleaning. Fortunately all but a couple still played. So glad I waited! Not only is the process now painless, but resources like YouTube—with bandwidth and capacity beyond anything we could imagine at the time—make it possible to share these clips with the world.
Rather than blindly upload the kitchen sink, I’ve tried to select particularly historical, unusual or prescient work, and wherever possible have included a bit of background or even some interesting trivia in the video descriptions; quality over quantity.