How To Add a Bubble Effect To Your Videos & Livestreams with This Free Screen Recording Tool
One of the most sought after video effects that we use in our Thrive Themes tutorial videos is the Bubble Effect.
With it, you can use your computer screen to teach while showing off your personality in front of the camera at the same time.
Historically however, deploying the Bubble Effect has had one big drawback: it required costly video editing software to pull off (Adobe Premiere CC).
But now for some good news: there's a cool new tool available to you (that doesn't require money and a massive learning curve) to get the Bubble Effect in your videos.
In fact, not only does this new solution give you the ability to create the Bubble Effect in your tutorial videos for free, but also allows you to use it in your Livestreams too!
Interested in learning exactly how to do that?
Watch the video above to see Shane walk you through the process step-by-step so you can create Bubble Effects in both your videos and livestreams using the free Open Broadcaster Software screen recording platform, right now (available for Windows, Mac & Linux).
Bonus: Bubble Effect in DaVinci Resolve
OBS is great for recording and streaming, but it doesn't include any video editing functionality. There are many free video editing tools out there that you can use to cut up an OBS recording, so don't let that be an obstacle.
While we're at it and talking about bubble effects in video, there's also a way to do it using:
- A fully fledged video editing suite
- With any video files, recorded in any way you can think of
- With full animation, transition, overlay, VFX etc. capabilities
- For free
And that is by using DaVinci Resolve. Resolve is no less complicated than Premiere, but it is free. So, if you're going to learn advanced video editing and you don't want to spend an arm and a leg, it's a good option.
Below is a quick bonus video, showing the best way I've found to create the bubble effect in Resolve. Note: if you aren't familiar with the basics of resolve, this won't make a lot of sense to you (it's way outside the scope of this already-out-of-scope blog post to go a basics tutorial on this software).
Go Bubble Yourself
After watching Shane's Open Broadcaster Software tutorial, still have any questions about how to start deploying the Bubble Effect in your online videos and livestreams?
If so, leave your questions and thoughts in the comments section below!