VHS EFFECTS AND OVERLAYS

VHS Glitches Vol. 1

50 VHS Glitches – 2 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 575MB
These Overlays work great if applied on darker footage.
The recommended blend modes are “lighten” or “screen”.


VHS Rainbow Overlays

20 VHS Elements – 4 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 1GB
These effects usually show up when the VHS tape starts playing.
For this demo, The “linear light” blend mode was applied on the VHS files.


VHS Effects and Overlays Vol. 3

131 VHS Variations – 11 minutes of footage –  ProRes HD – 3GB
Rewind, Pause, Tracking, sparkles and tape decay effects. Most of the files work best with the “lighten” or “screen” blend modes. For the other files, it’s up to your creativity.


VHS Effects and Overlays Vol. 2

168 VHS Elements – 13 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 3.9GB
Glitches, rainbow effects and textures on Black surface. The recommended blend modes for these files are “lighten” and “screen”.


VHS Glitches Vol. 2

107 Elements – 4 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 550MB
Cool looking coloured VHS glitches. This effect happens when you quickly press on the rewind button on the VCR. The recommended blend modes are “lighten” and “screen”


Free VHS Texture Overlays

34 Elements – 6 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 1.4GB
Light and midtone VHS textures. For this demo, the “linear light” Blend mode was applied on the textures.

VHS glitches volume 3

29 Elements – 1 minute of footage – ProRes HD – 300MB
Black and white VHS glitches. They work great if applied on darker footage. The recommended blend modes are “lighten” or “screen”.


Free VHS Effects

66 Elements – 14 minute of footage – ProRes HD – 6GB
Red, green and blue VHS textures and glitches. They can make great transition effects for your video projects.


VHS effects and overlays – Demo 1

94 Elements – 10 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 13.5GB
This collection of real VHS effects is a great way to give that old 80’s tape look to your footage. A large assortment of analog textures, glitches and tracking problems.


Free TV Static Effects

46 Elements – 3 minutes of footage – ProRes HD – 2GB
A bunch of nice analog no signal TV effects.
Use as backrounds or transitions.


Free VHS Elements

12 Elements – ProRes HD – 500MB
Vintage copyright warnings, Colour bars with glitches, VCR autosetup display and mini DV tape display.


Free VHS Covers and Poster Mockup

20 Mockups – Photoshop PSD – 5GB
For print design or web design. Graphic elements, photos and textures are separated in different layers.


VHS Effects are good for helping you…

• Simulate the bad 80’s look
• Trash up your music video
• Give an edge to a sport video
• Create a nice aesthetic to a motion graphic work
• Make some cool transitions between frames on any project
• Use the bad effects as graphic tools for experimental art videos

 

How were made the VHS Effects?

We got ourselves an old VCR in a pawn shop and we experimented with used vintage VHS tapes to create as many effects as possible. We also played around with noise from old analog televisions to get some more interesting material. The original VHS format is square, so we tweaked the effects just enough so they fit in a HD rectangle format.

 

Use of the VHS Overlays

Some glitches or other effects may be better to use as overlays. Especially the ones with light glitches on black background and the ones with dark glitches on white background. For the black background files, apply the “lighten” or the “screen” blending mode. For the white background files, apply the “darken” or the “multiply” blending mode.

The Legal Stuff

These VHS Effects are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to sell or redistribute these video files. For more details visit the terms and conditions page.

 

All the footage from the gory demo is from underground artist Patrick Fortin in Québec city, Canada. You can visit his website or reach to him on Facebook.

 

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