An easy way to remove background from a video

Considering using a green screen to replace the background of your video with a graphic, photo, or video element? Download Descript, an all-in-one video editor that also happens to be a video background remover. Descript makes it easy to add spectacular green screen effects to any project with a built-in feature powered by artificial intelligence.

Edit a video background with Descript

If you’re in the market for a green screen background editor, look no further. With Descript, you can take care of any post-production edits you like and apply a virtual green screen (also known as blue screen) to add visual effects all in the same video editing software. Hollywood-worthy special effects are just a few taps of the keyboard away. If you’re already using a green screen, Descript also features a chroma key tool that can replace that green color (or any color) with the background image of your choice.

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How to use Descript’s Green Screen effect

Step 1

To use Descript’s green screen background editor, first make sure you’re connected to the internet. Then import your video, select the video element, navigate to the properties panel, select Green Screen, and click “Apply.”

Step 2

Descript will use AI to analyze your video and remove the background. Depending on the size of your video file, this may take several minutes. Once the effect is finished processing, toggle it on or off in the properties panel.

Step 3

To add a new background, import any photo or video into the scene, control-click or right-click and select “Send to back.” When you’re finished, hit the “Share” button, select “Export,” and let your social media fans marvel at your background video editing skills.

Edit a video background with Descript

If you’re in the market for a green screen background editor, look no further. With Descript, you can take care of any post-production edits you like and apply a virtual green screen (also known as blue screen) to add visual effects all in the same video editing software. Hollywood-worthy special effects are just a few taps of the keyboard away. If you’re already using a green screen, Descript also features a chroma key tool that can replace that green color (or any color) with the background image of your choice.

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Start from scratch with Descript

Multitrack

After you use Descript as a video background changer, shift gears and build multiple layers of sound and visuals to wow your audience. You can add audio filters, mix audio volume and video opacity, and resize videos so various pieces play in the same frame.

Non-destructive edits

Descript preserves the original versions of your files as you edit. Whether you went a little overboard on the “edit background” front or want to undo some of your handiwork, just revert to your original. It’ll be backed up and waiting for you in the cloud.

Titles & captions

Skip Photoshop and handle titles and captions along with the rest of your edits, right in the Descript app. Create captions (aka subtitles) by pulling directly from the transcript and overlay text in a custom font anywhere on your video — in minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it complicated to edit a green screen recording?

Descript’s automatic transcription and intuitive script-editing interface makes it easy and efficient for beginners and pro filmmakers to edit videos. Same goes for editing green screen recordings. If you need to remove the background from a video or drop in a new one — whether or not you filmed in front of a chroma green background — simply apply the Green Screen tool. Explore a bunch of other tutorials here to learn more tips and tricks to level up your videos, no matter your experience level.

How to insert a background on a green screen?

If you shot some footage on a green screen backdrop and promptly typed “how to change video background” into your browser, you’ve come to the right place. Descript is a superior green screen background editor. Using built-in AI, the app can automatically remove the original background from a video in minutes. From there, inserting a new background is as easy as uploading a new photo or video, control- or right-clicking, and selecting “Send to back.”  

What does a green screen do?

Technically speaking, green screen is a handy post-production technique that lets you superimpose one photo or video stream over another, making it look like a single, seamless stream. Using a green screen on set — or a green screen tool in video editing software like Descript — is often cheaper than shooting on an elaborate set. It also makes it possible to set a scene in literally any location. In other words, through careful green screening, a scene shot in your garage can appear to take place inside the Taj Mahal’s garage without ever stepping on a plane.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.