Unreal Engine - Animated CRT TV - VCR (VHS) Effects


This material and post process filter creates adjustable, animated CRT and Video Cassette Recorder effects by over 38 parameters within Unreal Engine.


Compatible with Unreal Engine ver. 4.19.2 or higher. Please contact me if you need this material for a previous version.

Time stamp feature is beta. It will not work as a proper time counter. It has problems to count hours incrementally but seconds and minutes are all right. 

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Post Process Animation

Post Process Material Adjustments

Material adjustment - Creating 8-Bit Computer Screen

Material adjustment - Creating VCR Screen

CRT Presets

Post Process Presets

CRT Close up View

Time Stamp Configutation Tutorial


General Effects

Chromatic Distance

Emissive Intensity / Screen Brightness

Roughness Multiplier

Saturation / Desaturation

Vertical Trace Ray Intensity

Vertical Trace Ray Repeat

Vertical Trace Ray Speed

Vignette Amount

Scanline Effects

Scanline Count

Scanline Intensity

Scanline Odd Line Clarity

Scanline Vertical Shift Speed

Screen Scale

Screen Scale (Horizontal)

Screen Scale (Vertical)

Signal Quality

Random Horizontal Offset Frequency

Random Horizontal Offset Strength

Screen Hop Frequency

Screen Hop Intensity

White Noise Intensity

White Noise Scale

VCR Effects

Color Tornado Intensity

Tracking Noise Density

Tracking Noise Level

Tracking Noise Scale

Warp Belt Intensity

Monochrome Screen

B&W or Green Screen

Monochrome Screen

Phosphor Settings

Phosphor Ratio (X/Y)

Phosphor Scale

Phosphor Visibility

Slot Mask / Shadow Mask


Pixelation Scale

Pixelation Toggle

Time Stamp

Time Stamp Raito (X/Y)

Time Stamp Scale

Time Stamp Opacity

Time Stamp Shift (Horizontal)

Time Stamp Shift (Vertical)

Texture List:

Noise map - 4096 x 4096

Phospohor Tile - Type 1 - 1024 x 1024

Phospohor Tile - Type 2 - 1024 x 1024

Random Offset Map - 4096 x 4096

Vignette Map - 4096 x 4096

VCR Tornado Mask - 2048 x 2048

Odd Line Mask - 2 x 2

Scanline Mask - 20 x 20

Trace Map - 2048 x 2048

Trace Gradient - 2048 x 2048

Release Notes

Jan 2021 update - https://youtu.be/QR9YYobQ-Bo

2 new effects!

Signal Distortion

This new effect adds red color based distortion on the screen. Like bad antenna signal reception.

Barrel Distortion

This parameters add adjustable barrel distortion shape and a fake glassy reflection to the screen.

Standard Use License
License: Standard License
Stock Assets

For personal use and one commercial project (up to 2,000 sales or 20,000 views).


One copy to be used by a single user.

Installable Tools

One installation by a single user.

Learn More
Files (3)
rar /
270 MB
CRT_VCR Material Parameter List.R4
pdf /
790 KB
rar /
390 MB