Remove Background from Video

Remove the background from a video with Kapwing
 

How it works

  1. Apply effect

    Upload a video from your device, or use a link to a video from YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, ect. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 your videos

The easiest way to take the background out of videos without using a green screen

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.

The Kapwing Studio is the easiest place to make videos online – no watermark, no downloads required, no hassle. We hope you enjoy making your videos with Kapwing!

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