I need help with handling the VideoSonic page. 01:04 Videosonic - 80's distributor intro Videosonic video 1. Videosonic desc 1: Logo: On a glittery starry background, a blue grid flips to the bottom, while 3 more flip to the top, left, and right. The grids from the left and right disappear as the words "VIDEOSONIC", in a green futuristic font, with a white circle inside the letter O, zoom back in a light trail effect and set in place in between the two grids. The logo then turns white and shines and flashes pink as a green 3D TV tube shape with a weird red bird-like object zoom out and spins around from the right. It then sits on the top and flashes and turns 2D. The logo flashes too and turns green as the circle turns red. The grids then move until the logo cuts into the warning screen, all in Greek.
Variant: On some tapes, there is a warning screen (a different one that scrolls upwards) before the logo. "Sad Day" still plays from the beginning, so when the logo appears it isn't in sync with the music. This variant can be seen at 3:31 in this compilation.
FX/SFX: All the animation in the logo.
Cheesy Factor: The starry background does not look very good, but the rest is fine. Also, the warning screen before the logo ruins the effect of the animation synced with the music.
Music/Sounds: An oversaturated snippet of the song "Sad Day" by Blancmange.
Availability: Seen on Videosonic videos from the era.
Scare Factor: Low; the flashing and the logo cutting to the warning screen might get to some.
Videosonic picture 2 00:47 VideoSonic (1995) With International Warning
Logo: We see a few popular VHS logos from the time appear at first. Clips from various movies then appear, with video feedback effects. We then see computer-animated VHS covers standing right-side up. This image then flips to the point of vanishing, and we then see a TV/VHS remote and a red sphere in a dark blue environment. The remote is moving about frantically and the sphere is shooting across the then somewhat fully invisible logomark. The company's name is shown, with a duplication effect. The sphere from before ascends and fits itself inside of the "O" in "VIDEO".
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor:All of what is said above. The video feedback effects shown in the movie clips are somewhat poorly done and don't give emphasis like it intended; it only bothers people who are obsessive-compulsive. The remote also looks like a flying brick due to its lack of texture, and only fades out instead of moving out of view. The VHS cassettes shown just before also seem to be the same way, due to the fact that you can barely read the text on the covers. This logo looks absolutely incredible compared to most Greek VHS logos, but is simply average for the time.
Music/Sounds: A short version of "Personal Best" by Craig Palmer.
Availability: Since VideoSonic is the largest Greek VHS distributor, it should be at least somewhat easy to find in Greece. TBA for anywhere else.
Scare Factor: Minimal. The logo's nature is a little busy which may put a few off, but there's really nothing to worry about here.