How to Make a Video Look Like VHS Tape

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"Does anybody knows a good way to make any video look like a VHS rip? I'm trying to make a found footage type of short film and I want to turn 1080 footage shot at 24fps and make it look like an old VHS tape. Any idea?"

- A user from Quora

Short videos are all the rage these years and nostalgic style videos are extremely popular in YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and more social apps. Just like this user above, you may wonder how to make a video look like VHS tape or add VHS effect to video. Here let's get 2 simple and safe methods and the step-by-step instructions to make a video look like VHS tape.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS

Method 1.How to Make a Video Look Like VHS via VideoProc Vlogger

Platform: Windows and Mac

Developed as an impressive video editor for both Windows and Mac systems, VideoProc Vlogger makes it super simple to make a video look like VHS tape. No experence is required, VideoProc Vlogger offers a simple editing interface and a bunch of editing features to help you polish your videos. Let's check its features:

  • Offers a lot of vintage filters to make a video look like VHS.
  • Contains no ads or bundled malware to interrupt your process.
  • Supports all video resolutions, video formats and video codecs.
  • Provides basic and advanced features like adding filter, adding music, spliting, trimming, adding subtitles, recording voice, adding transitions, adjusting color, denoising, and more.

Now let's download VideoProc Vlogger to computer and follow the steps below to make a video look like VHS tape.

Step 1. Upload your files.

Run VideoProc Vlogger and click the + plus icon to upload your videos and music here.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS - Step 1

Step 2. Add video to timeline.

Drag the videos to the Video Track and drag the music to the Audio Track.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS - Step 2

Step 3. Adjust color.

Select the video on the timeline and find the Color section on the right panel. Turn up the Exposure and turn down the Contrast to make video look like more vintage.

You can also click the Color Editor to adjust more color settings.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS - Step 3

Step 4. Add VHS effect to video.

Go to Effects and choose 3 filters called TapeWave, Time, and vcr-filter. Drag them to the Effect Track and put them together below the video you want to add VHS effect. (You can search the keywords to find these filters and drag them to adjust the VHS effect length.)

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS - Step 4

Step 5. Export the video.

Name the file, choose the file location, video codec, audio codec and more parameters. Click the Start icon to export this video with VHS effect.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS - Step 5

Method 2. How to Make a Video Look Like VHS via Veed

Besides, there are users looking for ways to add VHS effect to video without downloading an application. For this purpose, we'd like to introduce an online video editor called Veed. No download is needed, all you need are a computer and stable network connection. Let's check how it works to make a video look like VHS tape.

Step 1. How to Import Your Video into Veed.

Open Veed on browser and click on Upload the Files. Here we're going to browse our documents and find the video that we want to upload and apply the vhs effect.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS via Veed - Step 1

Step 2. Select the video.

Select the video in the timeline and a bunch of video settings will appear.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS via Veed - Step 2

Step 3. Apply the VHS effect.

Click on the Filters tab and select the VHS effect.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS via Veed - Step 3

Step 4. How to Adjust Video Color Settings.

You can also adjust your brightness, contrast, and saturation. Click the Settings icon and choose Adjust tab. Turn up the exposure a bit and turn down the contrast to make it look a little bit more washed.

How to Make a Video Look Like VHS via Veed - Step 4

The Bottom Line

That's all for how to make a video look like VHS tape and we've introduced two useful tools to help you make it. No matter you want to rely on a safe application like VideoProc Vlogger or an online service like Veed, we've got you covered! Just try it and explore more.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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