Tips For Video Overlay Effects

in Category: Blog | by Videvo

Why stick to good old videos when you can tell better, more engaging stories with visual effects? Of course, we’re talking about video overlay effects, which are simple, fun ways to add exciting elements to your videos. There’s so much content out there that you need to put in extra effort to ensure your content stands out from the rest. And video overlays help you do just that – create unique content that instantly catches the eye of the viewer.

Video overlays are popular among vloggers, YouTubers, and journalistic-style video producers. The usage of overlay videos is not limited to the world of content creation; for example, they are also used in corporate presentations and advertisements. The whole purpose of video overlays is to add pictures, motion graphics, animation, and captivating stock videos to your content to improve its visual appeal.

Our library offers a wide variety of overlay videos – with many options to choose from for the different types of content you create. We’ll be listing out the best of the lot – so let’s get started.

Our Top Picks for Free Video Overlays

Our collection of free video overlays is perfect for those who have just started with their video production journey. You can experiment all you want with these free overlays: use them to learn more of the video post-production process, or fully take advantage of these free downloads for your next professional project.

Overlay Hearts With Alpha

Suppose you’re looking for fun video overlay effects to promote Valentines day, your florist business, or any video that celebrates love and affection. In that case, it’s hard to go past Overlay Hearts With Alpha. The Royalty-Free looping animation of hearts floating across the screen. The animation has a 14-second duration and a resolution of 1280p x 720p.

Cube Transition Green Screen

These cubes transitioning on the green screen are just what you require to catch the eye of your audience instantly. Although the duration of this overlay is just 5 seconds, it offers a valuable addition to your video, thanks to the tumbling cubes! The resolution of the Cube Transitions Green Screen Overlay is 1920 x 1080p and is suitable for usage in all types of projects and creative content.

Computer Code Fly-Through Loop

For all the tech geeks out there, this one’s for you! Add the Computer Code Flythrough Loop overlay to your presentations or videos to add to the geek quotient of your content. In this overlay, the code flies through a green screen. The royalty-free overlay is 12 seconds and comes at a 1920 x 1080p.

Computer Code White on Black 06

Not a fan of the green screen? Well, we’ve got a Computer Code White overlay on a black screen too! This overlay displays an executing computer virus and is suitable for technical content. With 22 seconds duration, this overlay offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Hologram Planet

Confused as to what to add to your video to make it impressive? The Hologram Planet overlay comes to your rescue! It’s made in After Effects with trapcode particles and looks mesmerizing. With a duration of 20 seconds, this overlay has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p – and it is a stunner!

Purple Light Leak

A wonderful creative overlay, the Purple Light Leak is a great fit for all types of content – you know which content needs a Purple Light Leak to make it look all the more appealing! It comes in a resolution of 1280 x 720p and is 10 seconds long. Download it for free and use this amazing video overlay!

Flashes Overlay

Perfect to promote glamorous events and award functions; you can use the Flashes Overlay for free to add a sparkly effect to your content. The flashes resemble photographers or a light display, giving you the creative freedom to use it for different videos. The 1280 x 720p resolution overlay spans over 12 seconds.

Air HUD Navigation Overlay

The Air HUD Navigation Overlay displays futuristic spaceships, helicopters, and flight vehicle on-screen control panels. With 19 seconds, this overlay is apt for countdowns or any space or aircraft-related content. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Radar Overlay 1

Move past the Air HUD overlay and try the Radar Overlay. It’s 10 seconds long and has a resolution of 1900 x 937p. This video overlay is an exciting addition to aircraft space-related content. It can also be used to show a countdown or work in progress.

Radar Overlay 2

The Radar Overlay 2 is a more complex radar display. You can use this in various post-production editing genres covering sci-fi, technology, or explainers. The overlay has a resolution of 1900 x 937p and a duration of 10 seconds.

Radar Overlay Globes

Why settle for one radar when you can have the Radar Overlay Globes overlay? This one has a simple, sophisticated, and eye-catching look! You can easily add it to different content to make your videos a lot more appealing. The overlay comes in a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and lasts 10 seconds.

Alpha Overlay 02 Loop

Catering for the tech videos, this overlay displays a fly-through of binary numbers. The looping animation of blocks of binary numbers constantly moves past the screen making the Binary Number Alpha Overlay perfect for tech content. The overlay has a duration of 9 seconds and a resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Alpha Overlay 01

Not a fan of binary numbers running past the screen? Try this overlay out! It shows binary numbers zooming in and out against a black screen and is perfect for tech content. The resolution of the Binary Numbers Alpha Overlay is 1920 x 1080p, and it has a duration of 10 seconds.

Binary Screen White 01

Why choose the cliche binary number against a black screen? Go for this overlay that features binary numbers against a white background! The 17-second overlay has a video resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Abstract Lines Background

When in doubt, go abstract! The Abstract Lines Video overlay features a cream-colored background with floating particles, making it suitable for basically any content out there. It has a longer duration – of 59 seconds and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Camcorder Overlay With Alpha

The Camcorder Overlay With Alpha can switch on a record light and battery indicator. It’s a great overlay to add to video footage and motion graphics and comes at a resolution of 1920 x 1080p. The duration of this overlay is 5 seconds only.

Camcorder Overlay With Noise Alpha

For extra effects, this video overlay comes with a noise background too. This adds an authentic-looking camcorder feel to your videos. Again, this one is short with 5 seconds making for a perfect loop, and has a video resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Snow Overlay

This overlay fits in perfectly, whether it’s festive promotions or just any content. The Snow Overlay has a background of snow that falls in the viewer’s direction. A free overlay is at 15 seconds duration and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

Street Overlay Concept

The Street Earth Overlay is an intriguing video overlay perfect for travel or corporate content. Spanning across 16 seconds, this overlay has a video resolution of 1920 x 1080p. You already know the best part – it’s free!

Our Top Picks For Premium Video Overlays

The main drawback of free overlays is that their duration is short. So if you’re looking to add video overlays to high-end productions, you need to opt for the Premium overlays. These animation sequences are longer as compared to the free Videvo video overlays. The best part? They all come at a 4K resolution! So while the free overlays are great for casual videos and beginners, for top-notch professional content, premium video overlays are perfect. 

Let’s have a look at some of the top picks:

Animation Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 13

The elegant and dynamic styled template features flying and motion particles and round bokeh against a dark background. It’s a lovely festive overlay and can be used for different seasonal events as well. The video overlay has a high resolution of 3840 x 2160p and has a duration of 30 seconds.

Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 13

An abstract blue sparkle across the screen makes this overlay perfect for promoting events, award functions, or celebrations of any type. The duration of this overlay is 30 seconds, and it has a resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

Motion Beams and Fly Abstract Particles With Round Bokeh on Green Background

Another elegant yet straightforward overlay has an elegant, dynamic style. It has beams right at the top against a subtle green-yellow background. The Premium overlay is perfect for different types of content and videos. It has a duration of 30 seconds and an excellent resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 20

Another shiny, celebratory Premium overlay template from Videvo is apt for festive content, joyous, celebratory content, new product launches, awards, and a lot more. The Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 20 overlay is 30 seconds long and has a resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 14

With a round bokeh right at the center of the frame, this overlay also has other abstract motion particles flying around. The overlay can be used as an intro/outro for videos and many other projects and media. The duration of the overlay is 30 seconds, and the resolution is 3840 x 2160p.

Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 18

The incoming bokeh and flying particles in this overlay make it an interesting addition to the content you create. The 30-second overlay has a resolution of 3840 x 2160p and is a fun addition to festive, celebratory, or any content it works well with.

Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh

Another elegant yet straightforward video overlay will increase the visual appeal quotient of whichever content you add to. The overlay is 30 seconds long and has a resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

Flying and Motion Abstract Particles and Round Bokeh 16

With motion particles against a dark, navy blue background, this celestial background is a beautiful addition to different projects and professional media. The duration of the video is 30 seconds, and it has a resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

Motion and Fly Gold Particles and Round Bokeh on Dark Animation Background

A flood of golden glitter on-screen – sounds great, right? That’s what this video overlay is all about! Use it to add some sparkle to your content – it has a 30-second duration and an excellent resolution of 3840 x 2160p.

Summing Up

With so many fantastic video overlay options, you’re definitely spoilt for choice! It’s time you start adding video overlays to your content, as they help add the content’s visual appeal, making it more eye-catchy and unique. And you have so many options, so you can choose what best fits your content requirements.