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New Plugin "Data Glitch", Coming Soon!

I have been working on a new plugin that creates realistic Digital Image glitches. Something you would see during a Satellite transmission or a cable broadcast or a damaged disk. Bad TV plugin is great for Analog TV look, but this is 2010 and you hardly see anything that’s analog, since most of the TV channels are now broadcasted in digital. This plugin simulates a realistic digital glitch effect. Check out this sample video rendered with the plugin. (I just wiggled the glitch slider,but there is a lot more control over the glitch.)

Update: New Plugin Teaser posted.

So how does this plugin work? In real-life most of the glitches occur due to problems in encoding/decoding and sometimes data corruption. This plugin does exactly that. It encodes the data ,glitches the data and then decodes it similar to the real life situation. This project is actually inspired by Justin Windle’s JPEG Glitch tool, but this geared towards videos and other compression techniques. There is still a bit of work to be done for the plugin to be production ready, so the pricing and the availability will be announced soon. Any comments/suggestions are certainly welcome.