YouTube adds VHS ‘fuzzy’ mode

Google has added a “VHS mode” to a number YouTube videos to mark the 57th anniversary of the video cassette recorder.

Specific videos are now marked with a VHS tape icon in the bottom right of the player, enabling filters to add nostalgic static and fuzz effects to the footage.

“Not too long ago, the video tape was the media of choice for living rooms around the world,” said YouTube in a blog post. “In celebration of the 57th birthday of the first commercial video cassette recorder, check out a fun VHS mode for the YouTube player to relive the magic feel of vintage video tapes.”

The Ampex VRX-1000 VCR arrived on the market in April 1956.

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