Cameras on Android phones are becoming better every day, not only because they produce videos in better resolution, but also because their lenses have improved significantly. Having the right equipment for the job is only the half of the challenge, the second half is our own skill, so to create videos that have a smooth blurry background you must have both skill and experience.
If you are just learning how to use a camera and you'd like to produce breathtaking videos with your phone that have gorgeous bokeh effects you can use an app for Android phones that will enable you to create this effect effortlessly.
Top 5 Free Video Background Blur Apps for Android Smartphones
These apps will enable you to create stylish videos because the effects they offer are truly beautiful, but remember that a poorly shot video can hardly be improved with visual effects.
Blur Video app provides numerous ways to add blur to your videos, and features like Fun Blur or FreeStyle Blur are easy to use. The Instagram no Crop feature allows you to upload videos to this social media platform in the same aspect ratio in which they were captured, which means that the app's users can add effects to the areas of the shot that would normally be cropped out. Blur Video app contains ads and in-app purchases.
If you are looking for an app that will enable you to post an entire video to Instagram and spare your videos from being cropped than this is one of the best apps you can use. In addition to Video Trim, Video Cut and Video Fit options, users of this app can also blur borders or backgrounds of their videos. Despite features that will enable you to optimize your videos for Instagram or other social media, the app's blur options are scarce at best.
Editing videos with this app is fun because the options it provides will allow you to do anything you want with your videos. The Square Video lets you rotate your video clips, but it also lets you capture videos in the square size. The background blur options are also available, and the app's users can pick a background in different colors. The Square Video app lets you add music from your device to video clips you are editing.
The sheer amount of options this app has to offer makes it looks magical. Its users can create music videos with its Music for Fun Lip Sync feature, while multiple aspect ratios enable them to post videos perfectly suited for social media platforms, such as Musically or Instagram. Besides being a powerful video editing app that lets you cut, trim or blur backgrounds, MagoVideo is also a powerful photo editing app that offers sticker frames and other fun effects.
Capturing selfie videos with this app is a lot of fun because its facial recognition function lets you add motion stickers and live face effects. Its video editing features are as impressive since you can add background blur, create slow-motion effects or apply over 30 different visual effects to your videos. Once you are done editing you can export your videos in HD quality in no crop mode that lets you upload an entire video on any social media platform.
Add Blur Effects with Wondershare Filmora
Wondershare Filmora is a perfect choice for all videographers in need of a simple way to edit videos they want to post on social media. Besides featuring the 9:16 aspect ratio that lets you create vertical videos Filmora also allows you to export your videos to a mobile device. Remarkable video editing tools will make each video edited with this software more visually pleasing. Here are a few ways you can use to add blur effects to your videos in Filmora.
Step 1: Apply Background Blur to Vertical Videos
Adding the background blur to portrait videos is an easy task in Wondershare's video editing software. Simply set the Project Aspect Ratio 9:16 in the editor's welcome screen and then after you placed the video clip on the timeline, go to the Filters menu, and choose one out of 16 blur effects in the Background Blur category. Simply drag and drop the background blur filter to the editor's PIP track to apply it.
Step 2: Blur Background with Tilt-Shift Effect
Filmora allows you to blur the background of your videos by using the Tilt-Shift effect. Right-click on the video clip you placed on the editor's timeline and select the Power Tool option. After the Power Tool editor appears on your screen, click on the Apply Tilt-Shift to the Clip checkbox, and proceed to adjust the area of the frame you want to blur on the preview screen. Afterwards, just hit OK to apply the effect.
Step 3: Add Bokeh Blur
Besides these two easy and fast ways to add background blur to your videos, Filmora also provides a third way that is as equally fun and simple. Click on the Overlays icon on the editor's toolbar, and choose the Bokeh Blur category. There are 10 different Bokeh Blur overlays, so you should choose the one that best fits your project and each of them creates an atmosphere that captivates the viewer's attention.
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