Overlaying Screen on Monitor


HI all,

I am currently working of music video and have various scenes where I need to overlay a computer face on an old monitor in after effects.

The problem I have been having is that it looks a bit off to me, which you may be able to see from the example I’ve attached. I think this is in large part due to the shape which need to be three dimensional not looking right. I have used a bulge effect but doesn’t seem to give the impression of a symmetrical rounded shape and I think looks slightly off quilter.

If anyone has any ideas of how I could improve this I would be very interested to hear.



CRTs curved back at the top and bottom, but not as much as it did on the sides I believe. If you do “Optics Compensation” under Effects>Distort, that might get you something closer to what you’re after, in terms of distortion.