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Vintage Video Editor: 4 Ways to Make a Video Look Vintage Online

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Last Updated: Oct. 19, 2020

Summary: Here is a free online vintage video editor, FlexClip, to help you create a vintage look for your video. Check it out and make your own vintage video online using the retro vintage video maker through the ways below:

Also Read: Make a Cinematic Video in 10 Easy Steps With Any Camera >

Part 1 Vintage Video Editor - Add Vintage Video Filter

Adding a vintage video filter is the quickest way to make a video look vintage. You can use various custom filters to make your video go vintage in FlexClip, like grayscale filters, sepia filters, vintage filters, and retro filters, etc.

Here we're going to show you how to add the vintage-style filters to your video using FlexClip's Online Filter Editor.

The first way you can make your video looks more aesthetic is to filter it, which can make color in the video more vibrant and lively.

Step 1 Go to FlexClip's Online Filter Editor and upload your video clips. Or you can click the Get Started button blow to upload your video to the editor directly.

Get Started

Image Board: Get Started

Step 2 Once your footage is uploaded, you can click the "Filter" button to select which visual effect you want to make the video vintage.

Filter the Video

Image Board: Filter the Video

Part 2 Vintage Video Editor - Color Grade for Retro Effects

Color grading can also make your video seems much older and have a retro effect. Just remember the main rules for color grading a video to the vintage look:

Low Contrast, Low Highlights, Low Saturation, High Vignette.

Vintage film degrades with time, so they do not hold black or white levels as well as modern video, and they also lack bright colors. How can you achieve this effect by color grading? Just turn down the contrast, highlights, and saturation.

How about the vignette? It can help you create a video of the darkness and periphery blur that will make your video like an old film. Just add a vignette around the edges of your video to make it feels nostalgic.

Follow the simple steps below to make your video look vintage using FlexClip's color grading feature:

# 1: Upload your footage to the FlexClip Online Color Grading Tool first.

# 2: Turn to the Adjust button to make color adjustments on the video or image according to the rules we said above.

Color Grading

Image Board: Color Grading

Part 3 Vintage Video Editor - Create Retro-Style Intro

The first impression is all most everything! An old-film style intro can help you to set a vintage cinematic tone for your video. Make a retro-style intro to start your video.

FlexClip offers a wide range of stock resources for you to create a vintage intro. Simply browse its media library for some vintage stock footage you want to use. Then customize it freely with logo, text, and more.

Retro-Style Intro for Your Vintage Video

Image Board: Retro-Style Intro for Your Vintage Video

Follow the simple steps below to create a retro-style intro for your vintage video:

# 1: Turn to FlexClip Video Editor by clicking the Get Started Now button below.

# 2: Go to the storyboard to add footage for your retro-style intro with the "+" icon > Add Stock Media. Or you can add your own clips with the Add Local Media option.

Upload Video Clips

Image Board: Upload Video Clips

# 3: When it comes to the media library, you can search for the footage you want by keyword and pick one to add to the storyboard.

Pick Footage for the Intro

Image Board: Pick Footage for the Intro

# 4: Once you added the clips to the storyboard, you can customize it freely with intro effect, text, and more.

Customize the Intro

Image Board: Customize the Intro

Part 4 Vintage Video Editor - Add Old Fashion Music

Give your video a vintage tone by adding old fashion music that reminds people of old films. You can search for a specific music track or sound effects in FlexClip’s extensive media library and pick one to apply in your video, or you can also upload your own one from a local folder.

# 1: Upload your footage to the FlexClip Video Editor first.

# 2: Click the Music icon on the toolbar to access the FlexClip's extensive music library.

Add Music to the Vintage Video

Image Board: Add Music to the Vintage Video

# 3: Go to the search bar to enter the keywords about the music you want, and pick one you prefer from the search results. Or you can upload your own song from a local folder by Browse My Files.

Pick Music for the Vintage Video

Image Board: Pick Music for the Vintage Video

Final Words

Hopefully, this online vintage video editor helps you make your video look vintage like an old film. Turn to FlexClip and use its free filter editor, color grading tool, and more powerful features to make your video looks more retro and level up your video.

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