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How to Add a video background
How to Add a video background

Learn how to a video background in Synthesia.

Updated over a week ago

Video backgrounds can greatly enhance your scene by capturing the viewer's attention and making it more engaging to watch.

To add a video background, go to the top menu bar and select Media.

From there, you can either select a video from our various collections or choose to upload your own.

In this example, we have utilised our search bar to find a video that showcases outdoor scenes as seen below.

Select your preferred video, which will then be automatically added to your scene.

You can now expand or minimise your video to fit your entire scene or a section of your scene by dragging the outline of your video accordingly.

While your video is still selected, you can use the menu on the right-hand side to send it forward or backward. This enables you to add additional assets, titles, images, avatars, and more on top of your video.

In this example we have chosen to send our outdoor video backward and added our avatar Olivia in circle format.

And that's it! Your video has been added to your scene.


How to Upload a video background

  • Supported formats: .mp4, .webm.

  • The maximum size for a video upload is 250MB

Head back to the top menu bar and select media. From here, select Upload Media, then navigate and select a video from your computer.

Follow the same steps listed above.

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