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Blur Video Background

Blur the background of any video online
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Enhance your videos with blurred backgrounds

Sometimes, situations can be tricky and we don’t want to share our background with our viewers. Maybe you share a 2-bedroom apartment with 5 roommates or you don’t want to show people’s identities in a video you filmed in public. In Zoom or Google Hangouts, you can blur the background behind the subject in the foreground, but what do you do if you recorded a video already on a phone or computer? In Kapwing, you’re able to blur the background in your video in only one click. Keep your audience’s focus on you. Don’t leave your video background distracting your audience.

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How to Blur Background in Video

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  1. Paste a link or upload a file
    Upload your video to Kapwing directly from your device or by pasting the video’s link into the editor.
  2. Blur your video background
    Click on your video in the canvas and select “Blur background” under the Effects tab. Kapwing will automatically blur the background in the video. Adjust the severity of the blur effect by using the slider in the sidebar.
  3. Export and Share
    When you’re satisfied with the background to your video, hit Export. From there, you can download your video, create a video URL link, or share directly across social media platforms.

Blurring Video Backgrounds Automatically

Blurred backgrounds have proven to be a significant feature in live video calls like in Zoom or Discord. Our webcam thumbnail displays are less distracting and our calls are more immersive. Since the blur effect is built into these communication platforms, it’s easy to enhance video when you’re in real time. It should be easy for pre-recorded videos too.

Let’s say you’ve recorded a talking head video or a product review video. You can blur the background in video, also known as the Bokeh Effect, by using Kapwing’s automatic blur background tool.

Kapwing’s blur background tool uses machine learning to identify the subject of the video in the foreground. The background pixels will then be blended together, creating a blur effect that puts emphasis on the speaker. The boundaries of the background will be softened and smudged together so that the viewer can’t see objects behind the main speaker.

Use the Blur Background feature for any video recorded on an iPhone, Android, tablet, or webcam camera. The AI-powered video editing technique works on any MP4, MOV, M4A, FLV, AVI, or other video files. No more downloading hefty apps like iMovie or learning advanced softwares like Adobe Premiere Pro.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you blur the background in a video?

You can blur background online by using a blur video tool. Depending on the video editor you use, you can blur the background in a video manually or automatically. For example, Kapwing is an online video editor that provides you with an automatic blur video background tool.

What app can I use to blur the background of a video?

You can use any video-editing app to blur the background of a video. Kapwing, an online video editor, has an app in Google Play that blurs the background of your video automatically. If you don’t want to download an app, you can simply use their blur tool in your web browser. Because they’re purely online, you can use their editor on any device without downloading an app.

How do I blur a video on Android or iPhone?

To blur a video on Android or iPhone, you can either download a video-editing app or use a browser-based video editor. Apps are convenient since they’re designed specifically for mobile devices. But if you don’t want to download an app, you can open an online video editor like Kapwing in your phone’s web browser and use their blur tool to blur your video.

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