One of the newest filters for GIFs is our Glitch Filter. It can make your GIFs appear as though they are shifting the red, green, and blue values of each frame in time. It can also add random, glitchy effects that are very similar to worn VHS tapes. Here's an example:


Create a GIF as you would normally. It can be a Burst GIF or standard GIF with multiple photos.


In the GIF edit window, select Glitch in the Temporal Filter drop down menu under Advanced Options.


Hit OK and you're done! Your GIF will now have a very cool Glitch effect. Continue the tutorial if you would like to make adjustments to the Glitch filter.


Open PBU Settings and navigate to the Filters tab. Scroll all the way to the right to find the Glitch filter. Click it once and you will see the settings appear in the Filter Settings box.


The two main parts of the Glitch filter are Offset and Glitch Probability. Offset refers to how much delay each color band will have, and can be adjusted by Milliseconds (for Burst GIF) or Frames (for standard GIFs). In the image above, Red offset is set to 3 Frames, meaning the red channel of your images will be delayed by 3 frames. If you wish to make the Red channel "ghost" appear to follow closer, you would decrease the Red offset number. The same applies for Green and Blue offsets.

Glitch Probability controls the horizontal bars and glitches that appear randomly in your GIF. The number next to each glitch type refers to the probability that it will appear in any given frame, meaning each GIF will be unique! In the image above, each glitch has a 50% chance to appear in every frame.

Glitch 1 picks a random horizontal section of the GIF frame and moves it to a different position slightly squeezed.

Glitch 2 also picks a random horizontal section and applies random displacement to every row of pixels, making it look like interference.

Glitch 3 splits the image in half horizontally, and moves one of the parts a random amount to the left or right.

You're now ready to Glitch-out!