How to add a glitch effect to your video

Add a glitch effect to any video online. Easy and fast, no downloads or installs required.

Video glitch effect

The glitching effect (also known as chromatic aberration) is very popular across YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social media channels and it is often used to add a bit of spice to intros and titles. Flixier makes it easy to add glitching or chromatic aberration to your own videos, all in your web browser. You don’t even have to download or install anything!

How to add a glitch effect to your video

Add glitch effects easily

Flixier’s intuitive drag and drop interface makes it easy for anyone to edit and add effects to their videos. No need to waste hours on YouTube looking up tutorials. Just drag your files over and start creating!

Do everything in the browser

Because Flixier is cloud-powered, it means that there’s no need to download or install anything in order to add effects to your videos.

Add glitch effects on any system

Flixier does all the hard work in the cloud. This allows our online video editor to run smoothly on any computer, from old Windows laptops to brand new Macbooks or budget Chromebooks.

Have your videos ready in under three minutes

Our cloud-powered rendering technology does everything lightning-fast. That means your videos will always be ready in three minutes or less, regardless of your computer or internet speed. The days of burning hot laptops and fans spinning like crazy are gone.

How to add a glitch effect to your video:

How to add a glitch effect to your video:
Import your video

Click the Get Started button above and import the video that you want to apply a glitching effect to. You can drag it over to your Library from your computer or bring it over from various cloud storage services. If it’s a clip from your Twitch account, just link your accounts together to bring it over directly.

Add the glitch effect

Cut out the portion of the video that you want to apply the Glitch effect to and then select it, go to the Effects tab on the right side of the screen and click on Glitch. Use the sliders to adjust the effect and get it just right.

Download and share

Once you’re done applying your glitch effect, click the Export button in the top right corner. Your video will be ready for download in 3 minutes or less. You can also choose to publish it straight to YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook.

Why add a glitch effect to your video with Flixier:

Fast on any device

Because we do all processing in the cloud you can use Flixier on any device, even on old PCs or low powered computers without any slowdowns.

Make fine adjustments

Thanks to the powerful timeline and other tools found in Flixier you can easily adjust the glitch effects added to your videos and you can even make any edits you want to your videos.

Add animated titles to your videos 

On top of letting you add glitch effects to your clips, Flixier also offers a large library of customizable animated titles and overlays that you can use to create intros and transitions for your YouTube videos!

Insert gifs and images in your clips 

Bring images and gifs over from your computer or use our built in stock library to browse through images and GIFs that you can add to your video to make it funnier and more engaging!

Add Like, Share and Subscribe animations

Get your viewers to like, share and subscribe with our library of fully customizable, professionally animated motion Call to Action motion graphics.


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Frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team
If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team

What is a Glitch effect?

What is a Glitch effect?

Also known as Chromatic Aberration, a Glitch effect is a popular video effect that distorts the image and colors for a few seconds to imitate a problem with the video signal.

How do you make glitch effects on videos?

How do you make glitch effects on videos?

There are many ways to emulate glitching on videos. You can make your own effect using advanced video editing software to get the most precise results, or you can add one quickly and easily using an online video editor like Flixier.

How do you get VHS effects on videos?

How do you get VHS effects on videos?

You can emulate the look of old, worn out VHS tapes by adding chromatic aberration, blurring and grain to videos. If you’re looking for the easiest way to do all that, we recommend using an online video editor like Flixier.

How do you get VHS effects on videos?

How do you get VHS effects on videos?

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