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How to Record Video with Virtual Background Easily

Melissa Lee Updated on Jul 25, 2022| min read

With the rise of telecommuting, sometimes there is a need to record videos using the webcam to communicate with others, such as your colleagues and business partners. Recording videos in the living room may lead to an awkward situation if the background is messy, while a professional and formal background can leave others a good impression. That is why recording videos with a virtual background becomes many people's first choice.

There are mainly two ways to record video with virtual background. One of them is stable and robust, while the other one is simple and convenient. Which is the one you need? Keep reading to know them in detail. 

How to Record Video with Virtual Background [No Editing] 

As more and more virtual webcam apps are released, you get enough optional tools for virtual background video recording on computers and mobile phones. This part will walk you through using virtual camera background apps on different devices.    

1. Record Video with ManyCam Virtual Background on PC

To record videos with virtual background on a PC, ManyCam is a go-to software as it supports modifying your background in at least two ways. Firstly, it allows you to blur the background when you are recording videos using your webcam. In addition to that, its chromakey feature enables you to remove the background if you videos with a green screen, and then you can replace it with a customized background image. 

In addition to a webcam, there are more options for the video sources, including desktop, mobile apps, etc. You can use a PowerPoint slide or a PDF page as the preset to record videos, and this feature makes it extremely easy to record a perfect presentation video. For people who want to stream with virtual background, it is also helpful. 

ManyCam-Video Recorder with Virtual Background

How to Make Videos with Virtual Recording Background:

Step 1. Launch ManyCam and select the "Virtual Backgrounds" option in the right-side toolbar. Remember to enable it by clicking the button.

Turn on Virtual Background in ManyCam

Step 2. Choose any one of those three options: "Blur," "Replace," and "Chroma Key." To record a video with a virtual background image, you need to select the second or third one.

Step 3. This software offers you many available background images, including office space virtual background, home office virtual background, etc.

option background image

Step 4. Hit the "Start Recording" button at the bottom of the interface to capture a video with a virtual webcam background.

strat recording manycam

Notice:
You need to upgrade ManyCam to unlock the "Virtual Backgrounds" feature. If you want to make a video with virtual background for free, this method is suitable. >> Make Videos with Virtual Background for Free.

2. Customize Video Recording Background on Phone

Chromakey apps on mobile phones are less than those on PC, but a powerful application still needs to be mentioned: Chromavid. Chromavid is a very intuitive and user-friendly app that allows you to change the background for video recording. One of its unique features is that Chromavid supports more kinds of Chroma colors besides the standard blue and green, and you can even use yellow and red as the Chroma colors. 

Its image background library provides you with backgrounds in various styles, and you can choose from them freely. But it's worth mention that this app only supports editing real-time photos and videos. 

Record Video with Background in Chromavid

How to Use Virtual Backdrop for Video Recording:

Step 1. Open the application and choose the Chroma color, i.e., the color will be replaced with the image in the following steps.

Step 2. Tap to select an image as the virtual recording background.

Step 3. Capture the photo or video against the background in the Chroma color you selected.

Step 4. Save your creative videos or share them on other platforms.

Record Green Screen Video and Edit Webcam Background 

The mentioned two methods are instrumental in recording videos with virtual backgrounds. However, each has some inevitable shortcomings. ManyCam is powerful, but the "Virtual Backgrounds" feature is not free to use. Chromavid is user-friendly, but it can only edit real-time photos and videos. What could you do to edit the recorded videos with tools like trimming, cropping, rotating, and adding subtitles? EaseUS offers you the best solution.

In the first stage, you need to prepare a green screen as the recording background. Then, EaseUS RecExperts will record the green screen webcam for you with several simple clicks. This software supports recording only the webcam or recording screen along with the webcam. It also allows you to select the sound source flexibly from the system sound and the microphone. Its auto-stop and auto-split features help you save the video with appropriate file size and video duration.

Key Features:

  • An intuitive webcam recorder for Windows/Mac
  • Choose recording region freely
  • Schedule recording tasks to record automatically
  • Support editing recordings with built-in tools

This rich-featured recording software requires no registration. Click on this button for free download now. 

How to Record a Green Screen Video:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer, and you will see two "Webcam" icons on the main interface. Click on the "Webcam" button next to the "Audio" button to continue.

webcam recording mode

Step 2. Now, in this webcam recording mode, click on the lower-left button to select the audio source. The options allow you to capture system sound, microphone, or both two.

Record Webcam

Step 3. Click on the other "Webcam" button and select the camera that you want to use in the recording. Then, tap on the "REC" button to start recording.

webcam preview

Step 4. During the recording process of the webcam, you will see the following interface. Click on the two buttons on the right side if you want to pause or stop the recording. Finally, the recorded video will be saved to your computer.

stop record camera

Then, it comes to the second stage of making a video with a virtual background. Now, you are going to edit the captured green screen video with an advanced video editor, EaseUS Video Editor. Its Chroma key feature lets you cut out the greenscreen background effortlessly, and then you can then select from the background library to set a new virtual background for your video.

Besides, it also supports other basic and advanced editing tools so that you can trim, crop, rotate your video with new background effortlessly. This video editor also offers some visual effects, such as filters, overlays, and transitions. The post below is about removing the green screen background, and you can follow the steps to make your videos with the virtual background now.

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Detailed Steps: >> Make Green Screen Video

To remove the green screen background and replace it with a new image, those steps in this post are workable.

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Conclusion

Since videos with a virtual background are widely used nowadays, it's essential to learn how to record video with virtual background. This post introduced two ways to make videos with a virtual recording background, and each of them has virtues and shortcomings. 

If you want to make virtual background videos for free, EaseUS RecExperts and EaseUS Video Editor are the programs you can never miss. Download those robust programs and have a try.

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Melissa Lee

Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to screen recording, video editing, and PDF file converting.

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