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Add videos, images, and website screenshot as virtual background for your videos

Worried about recording videos without a proper background? We have got you covered. With Hippo Video’s Virtual background feature, you can now use an image and video as a virtual background for your videos. It can be any animation, background videos, or images you want to use as virtual background. You can also use your webpage screenshot as the virtual background to add value to your brand.

Now, let’s see how to apply virtual background for the new and existing videos,

To add a virtual background for a new video:

  1. Log in to  Hippo Video with your existing credentials.

  2. Click on the + Create button from the top right > Camera Only.

  1. Click on the Record button to start with your recording.

  1. Once the recording is complete, click on the Stop button. 

  2. By default, your video will be saved in the Library.

  1. Click on the Virtual Background icon below the video preview.

  1. The Virtual BG slider will open up.

  1. Select the Virtual Background folder from the Select Folder option.

  2. The Select Folder lets you select the folders of your choice to choose the background.

  3. The Tags field allows you to filter the videos and images by tags.

  4. The Show Content Type option allows you to filter only the images, videos, or both by clicking on the text link.

  5. If you select an image or video, you’ll see the preview of the same at the top.

  1. None - Click to reset your background.

  2. Add Background - Click to add images/videos from your local drive/g-drive/weblink.


To add videos as a virtual background for your videos:

  1. Select the content type as Videos+.

  1. Select the video of your choice and click Apply.

  1. Once you’ve done, click on Apply at the bottom. It may take a few seconds to render and process the video with the selected virtual background.

Note: Your virtual background selection will be discarded by clicking on the Cancel button. However, you can always choose the video from your Library to apply a virtual background later. 
  1. You’ll notice that the selected background is applied to your video, as shown in the below example.


To add videos as a virtual background for your videos:

  1. Select the content type as Images+.

  1. Select the image of your choice and click Apply.

  1. Once you’ve done, click on Apply at the bottom. It may take a few seconds to render and process the video with the selected virtual background.

Note: Your virtual background selection will be discarded by clicking on the Cancel button. However, you can always choose the video from your Library to apply a virtual background later. 
  1. You’ll notice that the selected background is applied to your video, as shown in the below example.


To add a website screenshot as a virtual background for your videos:

  1. Enter your valid website URL in the field and click the Check button.

  2. It may take a few seconds to validate the URL. 

  1. If the URL does not match, you will be prompted with the error message; otherwise, you will see the website screenshot preview.

  1. You’ll be able to see the preview of the same. Click Import.

  1. Enter the title and other information.

  2. Click Import.

  1. Once you’ve done, click on Apply at the bottom. It may take a few seconds to render and process the video with the selected virtual background.

Note: Your virtual background selection will be discarded by clicking on the Cancel button. However, you can always choose the video from your Library to apply a virtual background later. 
  1. You’ll notice that the selected background is applied to your video, as shown in the below example.


To apply a virtual background for an existing video:

  1. Click on the Library icon from the left navbar > Videos and Documents > All Assets. 

  2. Select the video you wish to apply a virtual background.

  3. On the Video Preview page, click on the Virtual Background icon below the video preview upon which the Virtual BG slider will appear.

  4. Then, select your preferred background and click on Apply

  5. It may take a few seconds to analyze and apply the virtual background for the selected video. 

  6. The selected background will be applied to the video.




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