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Add AI Portrait Filters to Videos

Do you often edit portrait videos? Are you trying to make a unique portrait video or cool YouTube thumbnail by putting text behind your subject? Don’t struggle when trying to figure out how to separate the portrait and background in a video. The newly added AI Portrait feature in Filmora can do it for you!

With the help of Artificial Intelligence technology, it can automatically detect the portrait in videos and remove the background quickly. You don’t need to use the green screen or chroma key anymore. Moreover, you can even add borders, glitches, pixelated, and noise effects to make your video stand out. All this is done with five exclusive AI Portrait filters released with Filmora for Mac V10.4.

In this guide, we’ll show how to apply these filters to your portrait videos.

Note: The AI Portrait filters work best for videos with a single portrait facing the camera straight on. Multiple subjects, fast movements, and backlights may affect the result of the AI Portrait feature.

How to Add AI Portrait Filters to Videos in Filmora for Mac?

To apply the AI Portrait filters in Filmora, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Drag & Drop Media Files to Timeline

First, you need to import a portrait video into the timeline.

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Step 2. Add an AI Portrait Filter

Get to the Effects section and click on AI Portrait, then you’ll see five AI Portrait filters there. They are Human Border, Human Glitch, Human Noise, Human Pixelate, and Human Segmentation.

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Click the download icon in the top right of the filter to download it, and then click the filter to view the effect in the preview window.

If you are satisfied with the effect, drag the filter to the timeline to apply it.

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At this time, the following window will pop up if you are using the free trial version of Filmora since these AI Portrait filters are included in the membership benefits. You will have two options: click the Purchase button to upgrade to Pro immediately, or click Try It to continue.

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Note: If you want to export videos with the applied AI Portrait filters, you need to use Filmora's paid version.

In this case, click Try It, play the video and check the result.

You can add multiple AI Portrait filters to your video by dragging and dropping them to the timeline.

Step 3. Adjust the AI Portrait Effect

After applying the filter, you can also adjust the settings of the AI Portrait effect to get better results.

Different AI Portrait effects have different settings. You can double-click the clip in the timeline and scroll down to Video Effects, check the settings of the filter. Let’s take Human Glitch for example:

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  • Fade: It can change the amount of glitch of the portrait effect in the clip. The range is 0% (no effect) to 100%.
  • Alpha: It defines the transparency areas in the portrait effect. 0 means totally invisible (no effect), and 100% means full effect.
  • Edge Thickness: It indicates the width of the edge. Lower value means smaller width, while larger value means wider width.
  • Edge Feather: It indicates the blur range of the portrait effect edges. The greater the feathering value, the hazier the range.

If you are not satisfied with the settings, you can choose to restore them by clicking the Restore icon next to the values.

Step 4. Export the Video

Once all the editing is done, click the Export button, and you will see a pop-up window as shown below.

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As we said before, to export videos with the applied AI Portrait filters, you need to pick up a plan of Filmora and pay for it. If you don’t want to buy it now, you can also choose to directly remove the AI Portrait filters and export the video by clicking “Remove and Export”, or select “Re-edit” to return to the timeline and remove them manually.

To remove the AI Portrait filters, just uncheck the effect option under Video Effects, and they will be disabled automatically.