10 Ways to Remove a Video Background without a Green Screen

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Edited by Ben Jacklin
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Shooting a video can be chaotic, and sometimes you don’t have the option to shoot in a studio with a green screen. Let’s talk about how to remove a video background without a green screen – so you can create flawless videos anywhere!

How to change a video background without a green screen on a PC or Mac

Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Editor

Download the installation file and install the program on your computer or Mac.

Step 2. Add your video to the program

Open the program and click the Add Files button to upload your video to the video editor. Drag and drop your clip to the Timeline.

Step 3. Remove the background

Open the More tools tab on the left side of the program window. Next, select Background removal. There are two modes available – Quick and Precise. Choose the one that works best for your needs and click the Remove button.

Step 4. Save the video

To save the result, click the Export button. In the window that opens, specify the exporting settings and hit Start.


You should now have a good idea of how to change the background in a video without a green screen on a PC or Mac, online, or on your phone. While any of the options we discussed here can work, some are definitely quicker and easier than others. Instead of laboring over manual masking and editing, why not try out Movavi Video Editor’s advanced AI background removal tool to see how quick and easy it can be?

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