Master These TV Overlay Video Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro

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! This is one of our larger video effects packs (around 18 GB in size) and features tons of different materials, including a variety of retro television sets with different backgrounds/props, transparent PNG overlays, analog television effects, and much more. Watch our tutorial to learn how to use these unique video effects in Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Note: While this is an Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, these effects can also be used in other editing softwares. We also included green screen versions of some of these assets that can be used in Sony Vegas.

Start by dragging the video effects directly into Adobe Premiere. As you can see, some of the TV assets come with screens and some are simply the television set with no screen (so you can add your own footage). 

Drag your selected TV effect and Screen effect into your timeline. Scale and position the Screen as needed.

Change the Blend Mode of the TV Screen to Linear Dodge (Add) under your effect controls so you can see the screen clearly. (The same process applies for the PNG TV Screen effects.)

Another method of making the effect look more realistic is to first duplicate the TV effect and stack the two TV effects directly on top of one another. Turn off the top TV effect. Select the bottom TV effect and turn down its exposure. Navigate to Video Effects → Blur and Sharpen → Gaussian Blur and add it to the bottom TV effect. Add a large amount of blur, then scale down the screen (we scaled it to about 95 here). 

Turn the top TV effect back on - you’ll see that you now have a vignette to help your TV and TV screen look more genuine. Adjust the Blend Mode and Opacity if desired. 

You also have the option of adding one of our VHS video effects to your timeline. Drag this effect underneath the TV and TV Screen layers and scale/reposition as needed. Change the Blend Mode to Linear Dodge (Add). 

Add movement to your video effects: Select all layers, right click, and choose “Nest.” Then use your keyframes to create movement, like a slow zoom in/zoom out.

To add a TV Screen to a TV effect with no screen included: Drag your chosen TV effect into the timeline, then add a TV Screen PNG (we used the Warehouse TV 1 here) underneath the TV effect. Scale and reposition until the TV Screen lines up nicely.

Final Tip: Use the Lens Distortion video effect in Adobe Premiere Pro (under Video Effects → Distort) to make an image appear curved on the TV.

To use the Transparent PNGs included in this video effects pack: Drag a Transparent PNG into your timeline and place over any background you’d like. Add a video clip you’d like to play on the TV Screen,using a mask when needed to add any edges that might spill out from the TV screen area. Nest the two layers together to add movement with keyframes. (Our TV Screen effects work with the transparent TV PNGs as well.)

Get More Adobe Premiere Effects on the CinePacks Website

We have tons of other great products you’ll love using! Check out the CinePacks website to browse more video effects for Adobe Premiere Pro and other editing softwares. We also have afree pack of TV overlay effects for you to try before purchasing the full pack. Watch our many Final Cut and Adobe Premiere Pro tutorials to learn how to create awesome videos with these tools andget in touch if you ever have any questions or comments!