When recording a new video, you can select your favorite virtual background from Covideo’s library of high-resolution images, or upload your own for extra personalization.

With virtual backgrounds, you’re able to curate your setting for videos in just a few clicks - no matter where you’re recording from.


How to Record Using Our Virtual Backgrounds

Step 1: To start, click record at the top of the Covideo web app, then select "cam only".

Step 2: On the recorder, click the “virtual backgrounds” button.

Step 3: Select from any of our high-quality, preloaded backgrounds. Or, select your own image to use (see directions below.)

Step 4: When you’ve made your choice, click done and record your video.

Step 5: To remove any virtual background, click the button that has the circle with a line through it.


How to Add Your Own Image as a Virtual Background

To add your own backgrounds, you'll first need to add the File Hosting & Sharing Feature for just $10/month. This will not only allow you to upload photos to use as virtual backgrounds, but you can host and store all types of files, and even use our screenshot feature.

With the files feature, you will have access to our library of virtual backgrounds, and also have the option to upload a background image of your own to use for recording. This is great if you have a specific image you want to use, or are looking to add an additional personal touch to your videos like your business's building, or a seasonal background. The options are limitless! Here's how to add your own image as a virtual background:

Step 1: To access virtual backgrounds, click record at the top of the Covideo web app, then select "cam only". Then on the recorder click the "virtual backgrounds" button.

Step 2: Next, click ”select your own” at the top of the library of backgrounds.

Step 3: Now you can choose from any image in your Covideo files library or upload one for your computer. When you upload an image, it will appear at the top of the image selector.

Step 4: When you’ve made your choice, click done and record your video.

Step 5: To remove any virtual background, just click this button.


Best Practices for Recording with Virtual Backgrounds

Here are a few tips and best practices to keep in mind for best results when recording with virtual backgrounds.

  • For best results, record in front of a well-lit, solid color background.

  • Avoid wearing clothing that matches or blends into the color of your background.

  • Images with lots of visual noise shouldn’t be used as virtual backgrounds due to how distracting they could be. If you’re adamant about using that image, try blurring it a bit in an image editor.

  • If using your own image, we recommend ones with an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a minimum resolution of 1280x720 pixels.


Need additional assistance?

If you need assistance or have any questions, please reach out to our support team at support@covideo.com or give us a call at 800.306.1445.

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