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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 the 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 to other operating systems in a bit, but for now, let’s focus on a single interface. Click on the button to download it 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 your final video frame dimensions you expect to get, and you want your original video be fully visible on the screen, select ‘Fit’ option.

Transform your video or image

In case if you don’t want background to be seen and your image or video to feel full screen instead, select ‘Fill’ option.

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. 

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. Do note that you can either add blur or color to your video background. 

Step #4. Download your video to your PC or YouTube directly

After you finished editing your video, click ‘Save Video’. It might take a few minutes to render it. After that, you will see the option to 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?

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 here is just a quick example to follow.

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

Step #1. Upload your background video.

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

Add files to Animotica project.

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

add giff in Animotica
Add GIF file.

Step #2. Add video overlay.

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

In Animotica, you can actually remove any background color.

Pro-tip. Make sure the background of your video is a contrast color comparing the other colors of your video, otherwise, you might get more pieces of the video deleted than you want in case if contrast is bad.

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

Step #3. Adjust the size and apply Chroma.

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 Chroma feature.
Select Chroma feature.

Turn on the Chroma Key and adjust the tolerance.

switch on Chroma and select color
Switch on Chroma Key and select color.
select color (if other than green)
Select color (if other than green).

Step #4. Save your video or download it to YouTube.

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

How to add another video as a background to your video?

Step #1. Upload 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 video overlay.

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

Add video overlay
Add video overlay.

Step #3. Adjust and crop if required.

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

Transform video overlays
Transform video overlays

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

Transform your video to change its position.

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

Step #4. Save or share 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 ‘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.

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 color of the video background

Change color of the video background

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.

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

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