Slit-Scan Studio

Developer: Trevor Alyn

Current Version: 7.8

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 3 MB - Download


Slit-Scan Studio lets you create bizarre, fascinatingly distorted movies using three separate techniques:

1) A simulated slit-scan photography technique (see

2) A method that derives a series of level-based masks from a different image or movie and uses those masks instead of a moving slit (see

3) A method that's based on the slit-scan technique used to determine who crosses a finish line first (see and

In slit-scan photography (aka "strip photography" or "scanner photography"), rather than opening and closing a shutter, you drag a narrow slit across the film from one side to the other over some period of time. Stationary objects look normal, but moving objects become distorted because they are in different places as the slit passes over different parts of the film. (For more information, see

Slit-Scan Studio lets you open a file, choose a slit width in pixels, choose a slit travel direction, and then generate an output movie.


Release Notes:

Bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 5.0
Review by bbridges

Update broke it - I downloaded the update today and now it crashes every time I try to use it. Totally useless now.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 7.8
Review by londonpm

better luck with After Effects - documentation? user guide? probably works in super specific cases, but a poor fit for anyone who doesn’t fit the unlisted parameters. you’ll get better results and control using Time Displacement in After Effects.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people