Capture your audience’s attention by creating a retro effect to your video and using a VHS effect. When you use a VHS filter or a VHS transition to add to the feel of your video, you’re causing viewers to feel reminiscent of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, when VHS tapes were the only way we could watch (or binge-watch) our favorite shows and films.
With over 50 video transitions and effects, you have full creative control over how you want the videotape to feel in your video. Take it a step further by applying filters to make your content look black and white or sepia color. Now we’re back in time.
Upload a video to a new project to get started.
Open the “Images” tab in the left-hand sidebar and search for “VHS effect gif.” Select one effect out of hundreds of VHS overlays and adjust its opacity to lay on top of your video.
Export your project and download a file for yours to keep. Share your new video on any platform by uploading or sharing your own unique video URL link.
From Polaroid photos to VHS tape filters on video footage and clips, it’s safe to say these two aesthetics are timeless. Go back to the roots of video recordings and use the VHS effect to create a sense of nostalgia that your audience can’t help but hold onto while watching your entire video.
Drag and drop the VHS overlay onto your video for an easy way to add the effect without having to download anything or install new, heavy software. Use the tape effect as a transition in your video or search for another VHS overlay png to use in the copyright-free media library. The vast library of stock footage, animated effects, transparent overlays, and more are all ready for you to use at any time within the video editor.
Take your YouTube videos a step further when you apply a VHS overlay or a VHS transition effect. With Kapwing, there’s no need to watch any YouTube tutorials on how to add a VHS effect to video. Everything you need to make your video more compelling is right at the tip of your fingers.
Kapwing is free to use for teams of any size. We also offer paid plans with additional features, storage, and support.