Ever wonder how your favorite video producers create those cool TV overlay effects in their films or music videos? By using the TV effects in the CinePacks’TV Screen FX pack, you can achieve this feat easily! We even provided afree pack of these video effects so you can try a few sample effects before purchasing the full pack. Watch our tutorial to learn how to use these unique free video effects in Final Cut.
Note: While this is a Final Cut Pro tutorial, this free pack of effects can also be used in other editing softwares.
Find the free pack of TV overlay video effects on the CinePacks website. After filling out your information, you’ll get a download link emailed to you. Open/unzip the folder and drag the video effects into Final Cut. You’ll see a TV overlay, a TV Screen overlay, and some VHS video clips that look like static on a retro TV screen. (Note: PNG files are also included in the folder in case your editing software requires it.)
Drag the Warehouse TV Video clip into your timeline above the video clip that you’d like to play on your TV screen. Scale and reposition your video clip using the Transform tool so it aligns with the TV screen.
To make this effect more realistic, drag the Screen PNG in between your video clip and the TV overlay. Change theBlend Mode to Linear Dodge (Add) and turn down the opacity as needed.
To use the VHS overlay for added texture, drag the VHS overlay clip underneath your TV effect layer and change the Blend Mode to Linear Dodge (Add). Scale and reposition the VHS effect as desired.
Add some movement to the TV effect by creating a compound clip. Select all your clips in the timeline and hit Option + G to compile your individual elements into one clip.Use your keyframes to create movement, like a slow zoom in/zoom out.
To use the TV PNGs, drag it into the timeline and drag in your desired video clio (to play on the screen) below it. Adjust the size and position of the video clip so it aligns with the TV screen. Crop the edges around the video screen to keep the edges from showing behind the TV.
Add a TV Screen PNG to your timeline for a more complete look. Scale the PNG as needed and change the Blend Mode to Screen.
Get All the Video Effects You Need from CinePacks
Now that you’ve tried out these video effects in Final Cut for free, head to the CinePacks website to purchase the full selection! We have additional free packs of other video effects that can be used in a variety of editing softwares. Don’t hesitate tosend us a message if you have any questions or comments about any of our products!