Chriddof did a video on this (which, unfortunately, was on one of his many nuked accounts) where he brought up nearly exactly the same points that you have. Even then, he conceded that it was nearly impossible to recreate how it truly looked using hardware and showed how to do it with software a couple of days later.
Here's a few things that most people miss in my opinion:
- People tend to still shoot at 1080p24/25/30. This would be OK if they were simulating a movie transferred to VHS, but usually they're trying to make a mock TV series/educational film. 50/60fps is a must, and graphics displayed on screen could be improved by drawing them at a much lower resolution and scaling up, much like how computers would at the time.
- Saturation is strange. The extreme ends of the colour spectrum tend to be represented pretty well in PAL, but mid-tones (particularly skin) can look pretty washed out. NTSC also has the tint issues that plugins usually over-do.
- Sound. Very period specific. Home video always sounded rubbish, but later professional tapes were a marked improvement on compact cassette.
- Mise-en-scene. The main thing that takes away from immersion is anachronisms. This is by far the hardest part, but it can make crisp 4k60p music videos like Finesse by Bruno Mars much more immersive and evokotive than DSLR video with an After Effects filter on top.
Last edited by OboeShoes on 27 February 2019 10:12pm