How Do You Make a Video Look Bad Quality in Premiere Pro?

Have you ever wanted to create a video that looks like it was made in the 80s or 90s? Or maybe you just want to add a vintage touch to your footage.

Whatever the reason may be, making a video look bad quality in Premiere Pro is a simple and fun process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to achieve that retro look.

Step 1: Import Your Footage

The first step is to import your footage into Premiere Pro. You can do this by clicking on “File” and then “Import.” Choose the file you want to use and click on “Import.”

Step 2: Create a New Sequence

After importing your footage, create a new sequence by clicking on “File,” then “New,” followed by “Sequence.” In the New Sequence window, choose the settings that match your footage. For example, if your footage is shot in HD, choose an HD sequence setting.

Step 3: Reduce the Resolution

To make your video look bad quality, we need to reduce its resolution. In Premiere Pro, go to “Sequence” and then “Sequence Settings.”

In the Sequence Settings window, change the resolution to a lower value. For example, if your original resolution is 1920×1080 (Full HD), change it to 640×480 (SD).

Note:

Reducing the resolution will make your footage pixelated and blurry.

Step 4: Add Noise

To add more grittiness and graininess to your video, we can add noise. In Premiere Pro’s Effects panel, search for “Noise” and drag the “Noise” effect onto your clip. Adjust the amount of noise by using the slider until you are satisfied with how it looks.

Step 5: Adjust the Color

Now that we have added noise, it’s time to adjust the color. In Premiere Pro’s Lumetri Color panel, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of your footage. To make your video look bad quality, reduce the saturation and increase the contrast.

Step 6: Add Vignette

To make your video look even more vintage, we can add a vignette effect. In Premiere Pro’s Effects panel, search for “Vignette” and drag it onto your clip. Adjust the settings until you are happy with how it looks.

Step 7: Add Scan Lines

Finally, to add more retro vibes to your video, we can add scan lines. In Premiere Pro’s Effects panel, search for “Scan Lines” and drag it onto your clip. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with how it looks.

Conclusion

By following these simple steps, you can easily make a video look bad quality in Premiere Pro. Remember to experiment with different settings to achieve the desired effect. Have fun creating that retro look!