Tuesday, May 24

Easy Video Background Removal With AI

Easy Video Background Removal With AI

With Kapwing's smart background removal tool, you can isolate people from the background of a video for free, without a green screen. All it takes is a few clicks. Open the Kapwing Studio and upload your own video, or use one you found on the web.

With your video layer selected, click the "Effects” tab and select the "Remove Background" option. Use the preview to choose the threshold that best works for you, and export for a background-free video.

How to Remove Background from Video

  • Apply effect
    Upload a video from your device, or use a link to a video from YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, etc. Then, click the Remove Background button in the Effects tab and give it a few seconds to load and start applying the neural network. When it's done, you will see a preview of which areas will be removed.
  • Adjust the threshold
    You can now play through the video and adjust how it looks. Are there residual bits of background that remain around the person in the video? Move the Threshold slider to the right. Did you go too far and remove part of someone's shirt, hair, or face? Slide it to the left. It's that simple.
  • Export & download/share
    Upload or search for a new background using the Upload or Images buttons in the upper toolbar. When everything looks just right, hit the Export button and give Kapwing some time to process your project. Once it's done, you can download your finished video or share it directly on social media.

Remove the Background from Any Video Online

Using your computer, phone, or tablet, click Upload to find an image you have saved already, or paste a link to any image location on the web like Instagram, Google Drive, Google Images, or Instagram. The Kapwing Background Remover lets you use both the Magic Wand and Erase tools. 

With the Magic Wand, just click anywhere on an area you want to remove from your photo and click “Remove Pixels.” To change how much is erased when you click, adjust the Sensitivity slider.

The tool will take a few seconds to remove the background, but once the background has been removed, you will see the main foreground of your video in real time. 

You can then add an image or a different background to go with your original video. You can also take the video with background removed and add it as an overlay on top of another video.

Kapwing's Studio editor can also be used to time the videos out together so that a video with the background removed can be used with another video. You can trim the videos easily and add additional things like text and images. We hope you enjoy this free tool from Kapwing.