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12 of the Best FREE Glitch Effects for VFX

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We’ve come a long way since the analog days of Beta and VHS tapes. Despite that, there is a cool factor that can be created emulating the distortion and glitches that this media was notorious for. There are plugins and templates that can help you create this nostalgic effect. 

In this article we’re going to take you through 12 of the best FREE glitch effects for video editing!

Rocketstock’s Digital Distortion For After Effects

The folks at Rocketstock by Shutterstock put together a free After Effects template with 9 different distortion effects. You’ll need to subscribe to the RocketStock newsletter to get it but it may be worth it. The effects include turbulence, chromatic aberration, rolling bars, flicker and more.

Mini Glitch Pack for After Effects By Motion Array

Motion Array has a mini glitch pack that has 8 sound effects, 6 transitions, title animations, and 21 elements. It’s a light version that they have a pro version for. They also have a Premiere Pro version.

Mini Glitch Pack For Premiere Pro by Motion Array

This template pack from Motion Array has 6 transitions and 26 Glitch Elements overall. It’s Free to download. It’s a tease of their full version Glitch Pack.

6 Free Glitches From Orange 83

This template can be downloaded from Orange 83. It works with Adobe Premiere Pro. These are a really nice set of glitch transition presets for 4k and 1080p footage.

5 free glitch and distortion From Cinecom

Cinecom is a great resource for tutorials and how-to’s. They are also giving away 5 glitch presets for Adobe Premiere Pro. To use them simply drag and drop to create bumps and transitions. These works with CS6 and Creative Cloud.

20 Glitch Transitions From Cinecom

So if you like the 5 glitches above you’ll really love these 20 glitch transitions by the same folks at Cinecom

Glitch Effects on Green Screen by Videezy

Download this free green screen glitch that you can key out and place over any video. You’d be surprised at the options and freedom you will have while using this. If you haven’t tried it out, we highly recommend at least playing around!

Cartridge Glitch by Videvo

Free blocky techno style glitch stock video from Videvo. This freebie offers a unique style of glitch effect and for that reason we appreciate it and hope that you’ll try this out!

Data Structure Screen Overlay

Free stock overlay with a glitch data look. Use this on your next project to create a digital, futuristic look!

TV glitch Transition by Motion Array

Static Tv glitch for transitions from Motion Array. You can drag between two clips on your timeline and it’s great for adding some interesting flare to your video.

Glitch Effect From Editor Depot

Free After Effects Template from Editors Depot. Don’t miss out on this one.

Free Glitch Effects Pack Final Cut Pro X

So most of the templates we’ve shown have been for After Effects. Here are 11 free glitch effects for Final Cut Pro X.

That rounds up 12 of the Best Free Glitch Effects for VFX. These free overlays, templates, and clips are sure to help give you the analog and digital distortion feel you’re looking for.

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