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You are amazing. That’s a given. Unfortunately, the world will often fail to meet the highest standard, so your presence will often outshine the background of the video you are shooting.  

That said, you can always change the background color of a video or replace it entirely (with the right tools). Sure, the task seems challenging, and many content creators – even professional YouTubers – often fear working with professional movie-making software. Luckily, Animotica can help change the video background on Windows with just a handful of simple clicks. If you are interested in green screen effects, you might want to check out this list of the best green screen software for Windows.

How to Remove a Background in a Video on Windows

More often than not, people edit their videos to fit a particular screen size. If, for example, you have shot a vertical video but feel like it would be an excellent fit for a wide-screen platform, such as YouTube, you can easily add blur and another effect instead of making an upload with the dreaded black frame. 

Start downloading Animotica from the Microsoft Store if you are on Windows. The app is free and super lightweight. We will briefly discuss the alternatives to other operating systems, but let’s focus on a single interface. Click on the button to download or launch it if you already have it.

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Step 1: Create a New Project and Upload Your Files

Install the application, double-click on the icon, and choose to create a new project.

create a new project in Animotica
Create a new project in Animotica

Then, upload the video where you’d like to change the background. 

Step 2: Adjust the Background

Click on the video you have uploaded and then choose the “Transform” option from the menu below.

If the original dimensions of your video are different from the final video frame dimensions you expect to get, and you want your original video to be fully visible on the screen, select the ‘Fit’ option.

Transform your video or image
Transform your video or image

Select the’ Fill’ option if you don’t want the background to be seen and your image or video to feel full screen.

Select the 'Fit' feature
Select ‘Fit’

Step 3: Scale, Apply Offset or Horizon

You will see a new menu with four slide bars. Typically, you will use the scale slider, but feel free to play around with the remaining three for some eye-catching effects. 

Scale, apply offset, or horizon to change the background of your video

Once you are done, click the Go Back button at the bottom corner of your screen. Then click on the project settings button and the Fill/Fit button. You’ll see a wide selection of fantastic effects to enhance the background of your video. Note that you can add blur or color to your video background. 

Step 4: Save Your Video to Your PC or YouTube Directly

After you have finished editing your video, click ‘Save Video.’ It might take a few minutes to render it. After that, you can share your video directly to YouTube using your Google account.

video rendering in Animotica (white)
Video rendering in Animotica

How to Change the Background of a Video with a Green Screen

Animotica lets you create amazing green screen-based videos with its built-in Chroma Key feature if you want something going outside the box of blur and colors. 

We already have a detailed guide on using Chroma Key on our blog, but here is a quick example.

Note: You can use the Chroma Key feature on any background color (blue, red, pink, etc.) if you don’t have a green screen. Try to ensure the background has just one uniform color as much as possible.

Step 1: Upload Your Background Video

Upload a video you’d like to use as a background.

Upload your background video
Add files to the Animotica project.

For the sake of the example, we’ll be using the GIPHY library of animated images.

Add GIF in Animotica
Add a GIF file.

Step 2: Add a Video Overlay

Click ‘+’ and select one of the overlay options. After that, choose the video that will be overlaying our background. Classically, a green screen background is used with the Chroma Key feature for videos meant to be edited. That is because the contrast aspect makes the green color easier to delete

In Animotica, you can remove any background color.

Pro-tip. Make sure the background of your video is a contrasting color compared to the other colors of your video. Otherwise, you might get more pieces of the video deleted than you want if the contrast is terrible.

Add GIF overlay to your video.
Add a GIF overlay to your video.

Step 3: Adjust the Size and Apply the Chroma Key Effect

Upload your video with the green screen (or any other color), which will be the main video of your masterpiece.

Click ‘Chroma’ to proceed to the Chroma Key feature.

Select the Chroma feature.
Select the Chroma feature.

Turn on the Chroma Key and adjust the tolerance.

Switch the Chroma Key effect on and select color to change the background of your video
Switch on the Chroma Key and select color.
Select color (if other than green) to change the video's background
Select a color (if other than green).

Step 4: Export Your Video or Upload It to YouTube.

Here is the result we got from this video. Your background space video and a funny walking alien are the main videos.

How to Add Another Video as a Background to Your Video

Step 1: Upload the Video that You Want to Use as a Background

For this example, we selected free videos from pexels.com.

Add Video Overlays
Add video background

Step 2: Add a Video Overlay

Upload the video overlays that you want to be on top of your background video. In our case, we will use two videos, one per frame on the wall.

Add video overlay
Add video overlay.

Step 3: Adjust and Crop if Needed

Use the ‘Transform’ feature to place your videos on the background video properly.

Transform the video overlays
Transform video overlays

Use the ‘Crop‘ feature to delete some parts of your video if needed. In our case, we want to ensure these two video overlays fit the frames on the wall.

Transform your video overlay to change its position.
Transform your video to change its position.

In this step, you can also adjust the color of your background video, add some text to it, change the aspect ratio, and more. Check the bottom menu to see all the features.

Step 4: Save or Share Your Video to YouTube.

Once you’re done with your video, click ‘Save’.

You will also see an option to share it directly to your YouTube channel.

How to Blur a Video Background

If you want to Blur the background, click on the ‘Background’ tab in the menu and select one of the ‘Blur Background’ options available in Animotica.

Go to the Background section to change the background of a video

That’s it, you are done. Some even say that this simplicity in a moderately impactful feature makes Animotica one of the best apps on the market to add blur effects.

Important! If you don’t see the changes in the background, go to the ‘Transform’ tab and try to change the scale of your video/photo frame.

How to Change the Color of the Video Background

Change the color of the video background
Change the color of the video background

How to Change Video Backgrounds on Mobile Devices

While Animotica is primarily a Windows product, many viable alternatives exist for Android and iOS users.

Ready to change the background of your video? Launch Animotica and create your next masterpiece!

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