Video Background Changer: How to Change Video Background

Videos are meant to immerse your viewers into a world of visual delight. Whether you are shooting a commercial, video podcast, or music video, it's imperative that your videos are not only informational but also aesthetic. And having a pleasing backdrop is essential. 

Unfortunately, it's not always possible to shoot in your preferred setting. But that doesn't mean that you're stuck with an unpleasant background. With tools such as a video background changer, you can always change certain aspects of the background, such as color, or replace it entirely. 

However, many content creators shy away from using this feature, mainly because working with a video background changer can be intimidating. But we can help. Here's everything you need to know about how to change video background using video editing software. 

What is a video background changer?

A video background changer is a piece of software that allows you to change the backdrop of your videos. The video background changer identifies the difference between the subject and the background, allowing you to make changes to the backdrop or swap it entirely. With the help of this tool, you can transform the background of your videos into anything you can imagine. 

Since most video background changers use color replacement, the easiest way to change a video background is to shoot in front of a solidly colored background, such as a green screen. The tool will automatically detect the green backdrop and instantly remove it from the video. 

You can still remove a video background without a green screen by masking it, but this process usually involves a lot of manual editing. On the other hand, using a green screen (also known as the Chroma Key effect) is more efficient and user-friendly. 

How to change video background

Using the green screen effect to replace the background of a video is part of a process known as Chroma Key. Chroma keying is popular among videographers/influencers for their skits, pro gamers for live streams, and YouTubers for their videos. When changing the backdrop of your videos using the green screen effect, the possibilities are endless. 

So, how do you take advantage of this fantastic tool? The first thing you need to do is make sure that you shoot your videos in front of a green screen. Green is the preferred color for Chroma Key backgrounds because it has more contrast with the subject's skin and attire, but you can use any color you want. 

When shooting, make sure that your subject is entirely in front of the screen throughout the video. Chroma Key allows you to select the green color and remove it from the background. The software won't be able to remove the background behind any parts of the body outside the green screen. Also, make sure that the subject's clothes don't match the green screen. 

Open the background changer option in your editing software to get rid of the green screen background. From there, you can fill the transparency with any backdrop that you want. For example, you can use your own creation, a video filmed in another location, or a template. Pay attention to important details to ensure a seamless interaction. 


Use this guide to make sure that your video backgrounds match your artistic vision, no matter where the video was shot. The Chroma Key (Green Screen) effect allows you to shoot your videos against a green screen and later superimpose it over a separately filmed background. 

Keep in mind that you'll need video editing software with background changing capability, such as Roxio Creator, to replace the backdrop of your videos. You are never stuck with an ugly background if you know how to fix it.

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