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How to Quickly Add Cool Video Filters in Multiple Ways

Last Updated: Jul. 12, 2021

Unlike adjusting the color of a video manually, nowadays using video filters has become a widely-used technique to quickly get the ideal color tone for a video in post-production.

With one click, you can instantly apply a preset video filter to acquire the cinematic color for your original video footage or create a vintage look and special mood for a particular scene. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?

So, in the post, we will introduce you to two flexible video editors that allow you to quickly add fun and cool video filters to take your video up a notch, as well as some bonus tips to add video filters for live video chat in Zoom Meeting.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

How to Add Cool Video Filters by FlexClip

To beginners of video editing and corporate employees, etc. who either have no professional skills for high-end color grading or just wanna quickly get the pleasing video color, then using a flexible online video editor with fully customizable video filters can be a go-to choice for you.

Amid dozens of online video editors available, FlexClip, a free and versatile video maker with millions of royalty-free stock assets in its vast media library and multiple ways to add filters to videos, deserves bookmarking for frequent use.

designer-made video filters to color grade your videos by FlexClip

Use designer-made video filters to color grade your videos by FlexClip

You have two ways for video editing using FlexClip:

  • Storyboard Mode: It has an intuitive interface for beginners.
  • Timeline Mode: It offers multiple tracks for video, audio, and text editing, bringing controls in your hands for advanced editing.
  • Meanwhile, FlexClip offers you 3 ways to add fun filters to your video. Let’s find out together.

    How to Add Cinematic Video Filters in FlexClip’s Storyboard Mode

    Add cinematic video filters to videos by FlexClip

    Add cinematic video filters to videos by FlexClip

    Step 1
    Open FlexClip’s Website and Sign up for Free Membership
    Step 2
    Click on “Start from Scratch” and Select Storyboard Mode for Editing
    Select storyboard mode for video editing

    Select storyboard mode for video editing

    Step 3
    Head to “Media” and Click “Local Files” to Upload Your Video Footage
    Upload clips to FlexClip video editor

    Upload clips to FlexClip video editor

    If you wanna have a test run, you may also click “Stock Media” where you will have free access to millions of HD videos and photos for a video project.

    Step 4
    Add the Video to the Storyboard and Apply a Filter to the Video
    Apply video filters to the video and adjust details

    Apply video filters to the video and adjust details

    Click on the “Filter” button, 20 aesthetic video filters, such as Vintage, Retro, Lomo, Nordic, Chromatic, etc. will be available to you to apply to your video. You can drag the slider to adjust its intensity or press the “Adjust” button to further customize the saturation, hue, contrast, vignette, highlights, etc. Check how to adjust video brightness.

    Step 5
    Preview the Video and Export it in MP4 Format to the Local Drive

    How to Add Special Effects as a Filter to Videos in FlexClip’s Timeline Mode

    Apart from using pre-made video filters, you can use FlexClip’s timeline mode and its abundant special effects to create original video filters imitating “light leak” seen in a film camera.

    Add light leaks effects to videos by FlexClip

    Add light leaks effects to videos by FlexClip

    Step 1
    Access FlexClip’s Video Editor and Select Timeline Mode by Clicking “Start from Scratch
    Select the timeline mode for video editing

    Select the timeline mode for video editing

    Step 2
    Upload Your Video Footage and Add it to the Timeline
    Step 3
    Head to the “Background” Icon and Pick A Special Effect and Add it to the Timeline
    Select light leaks effects background

    Select light leaks effects background

    Step 4
    Use Video Effect as a Filter to the Video
    Apply the light leaks filter to the video

    Apply the light leaks filter to the video

    Drag background video over the top of the original clips and trim its length. Then adjust its opacity to around 20-50%. The unique video filter is successfully applied. Likewise, you can use the “Adjust” tool to refine the layer of the video filter.

    Step 5
    Preview and Export the Video in MP4

    How to Add Funny Face Filters to the Video

    Add funny face filter to the video by FlexClip

    Add funny face filter to the video by FlexClip

    While you are in the video editor of timeline mode, click on the “Elements” button, enter the keywords “Smile”, you can apply the funny face filters to your video. If you want to hide the identity of a person in a video.

    Bonus Tips
    If you wanna add video filters to a video for Instagram’s story or Facebook, you can click on the “…More” button to adjust the aspect ratio to 9:16 to meet the needs of the corresponding video platform and freely move different layers of the video for the best position. Find out how to create a slideshow for the Instagram story with music
    Change the aspect ratio to match the needs of Instagram Story

    Change the aspect ratio to match the needs of Instagram Story

    How to Add Video Filters Using LUTs in Premiere Pro

    To users of Premiere Pro or other advanced video editors, the fastest way to add an ideal video filter is to use “LUT”, a special preset video filter to color grade your video.

    Simply by Googling “Free LUTs”, you can find many sites for free download. Once you’ve downloaded a Lut, here is what you can do to add it to the video in Premiere Pro.

    Add a Lut as a video filter to color grade your video in Premiere Pro

    Step 1
    Import Clips to Premiere Pro
    Step 2
    Go to “Color”> Creative > Select the LUTs from Browse > Adjust intensity,etc.

    Bonus Tips: How to Add Hilarious Video Filters for Zoom Meeting

    Well, since working remotely has become the norm for most businesses in the world of today, we would also like to go the extra mile by teaching you how to add hilarious video filters as you have a video chat with friends or colleagues for Zoom Meeting.

    Step 1
    Launch Zoom Desktop App and Click “New Meeting”
    Step 2
    Head to “Stop Video” on the Control > Click the Arrow> Select “Choose Video Filter”>Apply Fun Video Filters
    Add hilarious video filters in Zoom meeting

    Add hilarious video filters in Zoom meeting

    Then you can select funny video filters like sunglasses, old TV or leopard face, etc. Just have fun playing with it. Or you can click “Studio Effects” to touch up your appearance by customizing your eyebrows, mustache, beard, colors, and opacity.

    We’re sure you will love using it to create a playful atmosphere for a video chat.

    Final Thoughts

    Well, applying video filters to your videos is a fast and popular color-grading solution for video editing. Hopefully, now you know how to easily add filters to your video by using FlexClip or LUTs, etc. If you have better solutions, don’t hesitate to reach us on our Facebook or Twitter. Your feedback is always more than welcome.

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