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An in-camera effect is any special effect in a video or movie that is created solely by using techniques in and on the camera and/or its parts. The in-camera effect is defined by the fact that the effect exists on the original camera negative or video recording before it is sent to a lab or modified. So effects that modify the original negative at the lab, such as skip bleach or flashing, are not included. Some examples of in-camera effects include:
There are many ways one could use the In-camera effect. The in-Camera effect is something that often goes unnoticed but can play a critical part in a scene or plot. A popular show that uses the In-camera effect from TV Tropes can be seen is in the series Star Trek by shaking the camera to give the effect of motion happening on the scene. There are many ways that a user could try In-camera effect could be used at home such as using a Wine glass to give the effect that "ghosting, flares, and refractions" from DIY photography.