You are amazing. That’s a given. Unfortunately, the world will often fail to meet the highest standard so, more often than not, your very presence will be outshining 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 video background on Windows 10 in but a handful of simple clicks.
How to remove a background in a video on Windows 10?
More often than not, people edit their videos to fit a certain screen size. If, for example, you have shot a vertical video but feel like it would be a nice 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.
If you are on Windows 10, start with downloading Animotica from Microsoft Store. The app is free and super lightweight. We will talk about the alternatives on other operating systems in a bit, but for now, let’s focus on a single interface.
Step 1 – create new project and upload your files
Install the application, double-click on the icon, and choose to create a new project.
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 your final video frame dimensions you expect to get, and you want your original video be fully visible on the screen, select ‘Fit’ option.
In case if you don’t want background to be seen and your image or video to feel full screen instead, select ‘Fill’ option.
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.
Once you are done, click on 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 amazing effects to enhance the background of your video with. Do note that you can either add blur or color to your video background.
How to blur video background
If you want to Blur the background, click on ‘Background’ tab in the menu and select one of the ‘Blur Background’ options available in Animotica.
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.
How to change color of the video background
How to change the background of a video with a green screen?
If you are looking for something going outside the box of blur and colors, Animotica lets you create amazing green screen-based videos with its built-in Chroma Key feature.
We already have a detailed guide on using Chroma Key on our blog, but, just in case, here are several tips:
- Upload a video you’d like to use as a background
- Upload your video with the green screen
- Use the latter as an overlay
- Turn on the Chroma Key and adjust the tolerance
How to change video backgrounds on other platforms?
While Animotica is primarily a Windows 10 product, it is compatible with Microsoft’s entire lineup including the X-Box. We don’t go too far beyond our scope of expertise though. You know what they say about Jacks-Of-All-Trades.
Still, there are many viable alternatives for Android and iOS users out there.