Premium 4k Video Overlays

For Editors, Creators and all Digital Artists

Exceptional Video Overlays at reasonable prices

We know that finding high-quality video overlays and VFX stock footage for video editing can be difficult. And often times when you do find high-quality assets, they come at a premium price. With FX Elements, you can access video overlays and VFX elements of the highest quality at a fair price.

Our video overlay effects and VFX library is constantly growing, with new effects added regularly. Whether you’re a professional video editor or just starting out with a new YouTube channel, our video overlay stock footage can take your projects up a notch. With amazing visual effects and video overlays, you’ll be able to craft something truly unique and beautiful. So don’t wait! Explore our video overlay and VFX library today!

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What is a video overlay?

Video overlays are specialized video content that is added over your original (background) video. Via the use of an alpha channel that provides transparency or a solid color background (usually black), these overlays are not meant to fully obscure the original video but rather to provide an effect on top. For example, adding an overlay of falling snow to a scene.

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NOT SURE HOW TO START?

Free Video Overlays

Looking for a free download? Check out our collection of free video overlays and VFX library. This collection contains overlay videos and visual effects from all of our effects categories.

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Free 4k Sky Stock Footage

Download free sky stock footage in 4k resolution. Ready to use in any video or photo project, personal or commercial, royalty free!

Efficient Free Blood VFX Footage FX

Free Blood VFX Footage

Get your hands on Free Blood VFX Footage today and create spine-tingling horror scenes at no cost! Learn how to incorporate these visual effects into your projects today.

Expert Free Cloud Stock Footage for Photoshop

Free Cloud Stock Footage

Free 4K cloud stock footage that will bring your project to life. Download today to increase your production value!

Versatile Free Dust Stock Footage video elements

Free Dust Stock Footage

Enhance your video, photo and graphics projects with our collection of dust stock footage available for free.

Versatile Free Explosions Stock Footage for Photoshop

Free Explosions Stock Footage

Add explosive drama to your videos with our FREE Explosion Stock Footage. High-quality, dynamic content for VFX artists and editors.

Affordable Free Fire VFX Stock Footage VFX Downloads

Free Fire VFX Stock Footage

Ignite your creativity with our free 4K fire stock footage. Get high-quality VFX clips of fire debris, windblown flames, hallway fires & more.

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Free Fog Stock Footage

Download free fog stock footage for VFX and video editing. Includes fog overlays & related 4k stock footage for creating atmospheric shots.

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Free Lava Stock Footage

In need of free stock footage of lava and molten sparks? Look no further than Molten VFX! Our library of high-quality VFX footage has everything you need.

Professional Free Lens Flare Videos video elements

Free Lens Flare Videos

With our collection of free Lens Flare videos, you can create stunning visuals quickly and easily with just a few clicks.

Efficient Free Muzzle Flash Stock Footage for Nuke

Free Muzzle Flash Stock Footage

Free, professional 4K muzzle flash stock footage to create cinematic gunshot VFX. Download now and take your projects to the next level!

Affordable Free Rain VFX Footage stock footage

Free Rain VFX Footage

Download free rain footage and create stunning, realistic effects in your videos. Our library of high-quality stock footage is perfect for adding authenticity to any project.

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Free Sci-Fi Stock Footage

Sci-Fi stock footage is a great way to add stunning science-fiction VFX to your projects without needing to build the assets from scratch.

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Free Smoke Stock Footage

Download free 4K smoke stock videos for adding atmospheric effects. Pre-keyed overlays for easy compositing in any video editing software.

Expert Free Snow VFX Footage effects

Free Snow VFX Footage

Download free 4K snow overlays to turn scenes into striking winter landscapes. Create snowstorms, falling snow, and breathtaking snowscapes.

Efficient Free Steam Stock Footage footage

Free Steam Stock Footage

Get free steam stock footage for your next video project. With our collection of steam overlays, you'll create stunning effects in no time!

Versatile Free Water Stock Footage for Photoshop

Free Water Stock Footage

Unleash realistic water effects with our free 4K ProRes water overlays. Seamlessly integrate splashes, drips, and drops into your cinematic visions.

With our library of free video overlays, you’ll be able to download from a wide variety of categories and get started no matter what type of footage you need.

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DRAG-AND-DROP OVERLAYS FOR VIDEO EDITING

Ultimate Compatibility

Our video overlays are easy to use, with drag-and-drop compatibility in most editing and post-production applications without any special tools or plugins.

COMPATIBLE WITH:

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Davinci Resolve
  • HitFilm Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • VEGAS Pro
  • and many more

 

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Adding overlays to your project is as simple as dragging and dropping them into your timeline above your existing video and adjusting the blending mode to suit your needs. Most of our overlays include an alpha channel to make adding video overlays even easier. Others were filmed over a black background which can easily be removed by choosing “screen” or another additive blending mode.

You can add as many layers of overlays as needed to create the scenes and transitions you want for your project. Once sound effects are added, the overall effect is seamless and cinematic.

TWO EASY WAYS TO GET STARTED

You can buy our video overlay effects from our online library quickly and easily with these purchase options:

Subscription

Our subscription option is the easiest and most cost-effective way to build your library of video overlays and VFX elements.

À la Carte

Prefer to shop for individual overlays? As always, you can purchase individual video overlay clips or FX Packs whenever you like.

WHY SHOULD I USE A VIDEO OVERLAY?

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

4K stock video overlays offer a range of advantages over using plugins or VFX applications. Almost all of our video overlays were created by filming real practical elements with an ultra-high-resolution RED digital cinema camera. Thanks to the quality of the camera and lenses, our overlays are incredibly sharp and clear onscreen while retaining a natural, realistic, and filmic look.

This means that video editors can create video projects with beautiful effects and professional visuals. With video overlays, you can quickly add the effects you need to create incredible video projects.

No matter if your working on a feature film, a social media post, a video game or any other kind of digital art, video overlay stock footage can take it to the next level! So why wait? Try out our video overlay and VFX library today for free!

NOT JUST FOR VIDEO EDITORS AND VFX ARTISTS

As our overlays are video files, they can be used in a variety of applications and by different people, not just for video editing.

Photographers, graphic designers, motion graphics artists, game developers, and other digital artists can also take advantage of our video overlay library to enhance and add creative effects to their images and designs.

Because our overlays are video files, they offer hundreds of still images per video. Each frame of the overlay videos can be extracted and used in Photoshop or any other image editing application.

BACKGROUNDS AND TEXTURES

Graphic designers and Motion Graphics artists will find our overlays useful for creating a unique background or texture. For example, when creating text animations, the text or shapes layer can be used as a matte for the overlay, allowing you to create an interesting and eye-catching piece.

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ROYALTY-FREE LICENSING

Worried about complicated licensing requirements? Don’t be. All of our video overlay stock footage is sold with royalty-free licensing. This means that once you purchase the video overlay, it’s yours to use in any project and as many times as you’d like without worrying about additional fees or providing additional licensing info.

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SEAMLESSLY USED IN REAL-WORLD PROJECTS FOR OVER A DECADE.

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PROFESSIONAL GRADE FOOTAGE

We only use the best compression and file formats. You won’t find H264 or HEVC file codecs here, only professional-grade codecs and file formats.

4K PRORES

All of our footage is offered in 4k ProRes Quicktime format. Clips that contain an alpha channel are delivered in ProRes 4444 codec, while all others are offered in ProRes 422 HQ.

4K EXR

We also offer video overlays in 4k EXR (OpenEXR) format. This option allows for a higher dynamic range than even ProRes. However, keep in mind that these files might not be compatible with all NLEs and might require compositing software such as Fusion, Nuke, or Adobe After Effects.

RAW R3DS UP TO 8K

Because quality matters, we offer an R3D option for each overlay that was filmed practically. All of our most recent footage was filmed in either 4k or 8k resolution. (This means that our footage labeled as CG won’t have an R3D option because it was created via software and not captured with a camera.)

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NO PLUGINS REQUIRED

DRAG-AND-DROP USABILITY IN MOST EDITING AND VFX APPLICATIONS

FX Elements 4k ProRes overlays are 100% compatible and drag-and-drop ready in the following applications without any plugins:

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Davinci Resolve
  • HitFilm Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • VEGAS Pro
  • and many more

Our 4k Open EXR overlay image sequences and RAW R3D files are also drag-and-drop ready in most of these same applications.

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Subscription options start at $99

Individual FX Clips starting at just $9