Video Reflection

With this cool Premiere Pro template project, you can create the popular video reflection look in mere seconds! Literally! You no longer need to build this time consuming effect from scratch. Just import the matching sequence from this template project into your own project, swap the clip in the Source sequence with your own footage, and you’re done. Super easy!

An animated 3D video postcard with reflections with your own footage in a few seconds. All within Premiere Pro. No After Effects needed! And it’s all free!

Free Premiere Pro template project!

Did I mention that it’s all free? Use it wherever you want for whatever you want, but do not redistribute or sell it. Giving credit will increase your karma!

Tweak as you like

Everything is adjustable and tweakable. Want the video to be closer to the virtual camera? Adjust the Distance to Image in the Basic 3D effect. Want another color on the background? Throw a Fast Color Corrector onto the nested BG sequence, and drag the color wheel around.

Several formats supported

This template has ready-to-go sequences for several formats already built-in. And if your format is not included, you can build a custom one in a few minutes by making new sequences in your format, and copying and pasting effects.

Included format at launch: 720p50, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p50 and 1080p23.976. If you use another format, and you make a new template in that size and frame rate, then please share it so other people can build on your work! Also, if you use the template in your film, a link to the film would be appreciated! just shoot us an e-mail and let us know.

No real time

This is a fairly complex project, and you should not expect this to play back smoothly without rendering unless you have a high-end system. The Compound Blur effect is not hardware accelerated, so you will get a red render bar even if you own an MPE compatible Nvidia graphics card. But you can still scrub and tweak the settings before you render.

Expect more of the same

This Premiere Pro template project is a sample from the book The Cool Stuff in Premiere Pro. The book will teach you how to make this template and lots of other cool and time saving techniques.

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31 Responses

  1. Maradona says:

    I downloaded the template, but it wants a PNG texture!

    • Maradona, thank you for letting me know! Actually, that texture isn’t used in the project – it is linked to by a title that is not in use. I’ve deleted that title now and updated the file, so please download again, and it should all work fine. Or just delete the title “Über cool 1080p50” in the “Common” bin in your existing project and save. Sorry for the confusion.

  2. Danseuse says:

    Wow! Thanks heaps 🙂

  3. Orlando Barreda says:

    sorry to be repetitive….but this one is awesome….thanks to much to you!

  4. Jan Andersen says:

    I have a gap between the video and the reflection. Is there any way I can close this gap to around 10 pix?

  5. Morten says:

    …I cant integrate it into project. Is there a tutorial on YT, for exam?

    • Morten, there are no instructions. Just import the whole project into your existing project, and then swap out the footage. Sorry, I have no video tutorial on this.

      • Yomna 44 says:

        Where do I swap the footage? I’m new to premiere and I really need help!

      • Yomna, when you open the main timeline, it clearly says in bullet points 2 and 3:

        2. Open the source sequence
        3. Drag your own material onto the Bars & Tone clip

        This should be pretty much self explanatory?

  6. Morten says:


  7. dany says:

    I like your template but I didn’t suceed to do it. Please if you want to explain me how to proceed, because I’m beginner in premiere.
    Thank’s a lot!

    • Hi Dany, There is a “users manual” included in the template, telling you how to do it. In short; Alt-drag your clips onto the placeholders (bars & tone) and you’re all set.

  8. Anco Ringeling says:

    When I open the file in PP CS6 I get the message “This project contained a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with this sequence type”.

    Any idea how to proceed?

    Thank you.

  9. Fahad says:

    Thank you

  10. jhef says:

    it really work sir, thanks a lot can you teach me about premiere pro?

  11. Ming says:


    I have Premiere Pro CS5 and can’t open the file. My computer says “The project contained a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with the sequencey type.”

    Please help me. Thank you.

  12. Dave says:

    Its working, but I need to extend the video compositing sequence longer than 8 seconds. I tried pulling it out, but its somehow set at a limit. Thanks for your time 🙂

  13. ibrahim John says:

    thanks very much for this, i appreciate it. if i need help from someone, because i am new in editing,can someone volunteer to help me out.

  14. victor peters says:

    Thanks a lot for all your effort put together to give out this free awesome templates. you are one in a million. keep it on. One love.

  15. Ana says:

    Thank you!

  16. Matt says:

    Hello Jarle! I’m having a issue using the sequence. I can download the sequence fine but when I try to import the sequence into my project it get fragmented into several files that have sub-files. Im not sure which one to select. Please help!!

  17. Isabella says:

    Works fine! Thanks a lot for sharing!!!

  18. Prince ken-c says:


  19. Ebukah E. Nzeji says:

    Thank you so much for all these great assets. I am truly grateful. You guys are the real MVPs and McCoys!

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