Jason Moore for AEtuts with a cool little tutorial for After Effects using displacement maps and fractal noise to create a VHS rewind effect… nifty.

“Hit the rewind button and remember the days when VHS and Betamax ruled. In this tutorial from After Effects artist Jason Moore, you’ll learn how to use displacement maps, fractal noise and a few other effects to create a realistic old school rewind and pause effect. This effect is achieved using standard After Effects plugins; no third party plugins required.”