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Video Editing in Canva — Major Updates 2022

Video Editing in Canva — Major Updates 2022

Every day, more people watch videos from whatever device they’re using. No matter the reason, it’s undeniable that there’s an increase in demand for video content.

Not to mention the rise of TikTok and reels on IG and Facebook, spurring more people to view short-form videos available.

Knowing this, content creators need to ramp up their game and keep up with the consumer’s demand for creative videos.

Hence, Canva has included the video editing feature in their repertoire of editing tools. 

Thankfully, the Canva team has added new exciting video editing features.

So, if you’re raring to know what’s the latest buzz in Canva Video, stay tuned and continue reading.

 

What’s New With Video Editing in Canva 2022

Canva has recently added the one-click background remover feature when editing videos. They have also “Match and Move” and “Color Wipe” as their new transition effects. 

But, the abovementioned new features aren’t the only ones you can expect with Canva this year.

Aside from new transitions and the video background remover, Canva’s expected to add these features:

  • Thumbnail to Timeline Switch
  • Element Timing

So, while we’re waiting for the other new features, you can review the basics of video editing in Canva first and give the new video background remover a try already, based on the tutorial below. 

The transition effects are in place already as well, so we included yet another tutorial at the end of this article. 

 

How to Use the Canva One-Click Video Background Remover

If you have enjoyed the one-click background remover feature for images on Canva, you’ll even love it more now that you can use it on videos.

You can even use the background remover feature from Canva’s mobile app.

Now, you can create videos for any purpose without using a green screen anymore!

Simply record the video you’re making and upload it to Canva. 

Canva will then remove the background with just one click.

But, before you truly celebrate, make sure you’re on a paying account first. The video background remover is only available for Pro account holders.

If you’re on Canva Free, upgrade to any of the Pro accounts (Canva for Teams, Canva for Education, Canva Pro, or Canva for Nonprofits) available.

So, to start using this one-click background remover, refer to the steps below:

 

Step 1: Open a new editor page in Canva by clicking the “Create a Design” button on the menu bar.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos 1.1

Then, select the “Video” option on the dropdown menu.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos 1.2

 

Step 2: Once you’re on the video editor page, choose what video you want to use.

If you plan to use a video from your computer, select the “Uploads” tab. From there, choose the “Upload Files” button and click the video file from your computer.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 2.1

If you prefer to use videos from Canva’s video gallery, click “Videos” on the left-side panel. Then, click or drag the footage to the canvas.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos 2.2

 

Step 3: Click the video you added to the canvas to select it. From the toolbar that appears, select “Edit Video.”

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 3

 

Step 4: After clicking “Edit Video,” you should see the “Background Remover” tool under the “Effects” category.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 4.1

Simply click that tool and wait for Canva to remove the background from the video you selected earlier.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos 4.2

Canva will take approximately 30-45 seconds to remove the background of HD videos. But, the processing time can go lower if you use footage from the media gallery as they are already pre-rendered.

While Canva removes the background of the video, proceed with adding other elements like text, shapes, and icons needed for the footage.

But, for the video background remover to work well, make sure the video is high in contrast. This means that the subject should be separated from the background.

Also, if the video’s background is busy (a lot of movement), the background remover won’t be able to perfectly cut the background out.

 

Step 5: Once Canva has removed the video’s background, play the video.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos 5.1

If everything looks great, then you can resize and drag the video to where you want to position it on the canvas.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 5.2

 

Step 6: If you want to add a background to the already transparent video, you can choose between plain color, a still image, or another footage.

If you prefer to use a plain color background, click on the canvas to select it. Then, on the toolbar, choose the rainbow-colored tile.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 6.1

This move will then make the color gallery appear. Select the hue from the default color gallery or choose a custom one by clicking the rainbow-colored “+” tile.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 6.2

Then, choose a color from an image already on the canvas with the “Color Picker” tool.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 6.3

After choosing the color, it will automatically fill the canvas with the hue you selected. After which, play the footage.

 

Step 7: Now, if you prefer to use a still image as the video’s background, go to the left-side panel and click “Photos.” Then, type in the search bar the keyword of the image you’re looking for and click on the photo you’ll use as background. 

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 7.1

After which, right-click on the picture and select “Set image as background.”

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos 7.2

This will place the image as the video’s background automatically.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 7.3

 

Step 8: If you like to use a video as the transparent video’s background, go back to the left-side panel and click “Videos.”

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 8.1

Choose the video you’ll use as a background to make it appear on the canvas. From there, right-click on the footage and select “Set video as background” on the menu.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 8.2

Once the video you added is set as the background, proceed to edit your video project before saving it to your computer.

Using the Background Remover for Updated Canva Videos Step 8.3

 

How to Use the New Canva Slide Transitions

Aside from the newest video background remover, Canva also added some new transition effects to the fray.

If you recall, you can simply click the “+” button between video slides to add the transition effect you want.

Adding New Slide Transition Effects on Updated Canva Videos Step 1

From there, you can choose the “Add transition” option. The “Transitions” gallery will then appear on the left side of the editor page.

Adding New Slide Transition Effects on Updated Canva Videos Step 2

Out of the choices available, there are 2 new transition effects added: “Match and Move,” and “Color Wipe.”

The “Match and Move” transition effect will allow you to make smoother movement effects between the slides.

Adding New Slide Transition Effects on Updated Canva Videos Step 3

“Color Wipe,” on the other hand, makes a block of colors appear across the screen before fading into the next scene in the video.

Adding New Slide Transition Effects on Updated Canva Videos Step 4

For now, these are the newest features available for editing videos within Canva. Since they’re still in the Beta phase, expect that the developers will improve them further.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Video Editing in Canva

 

Can Canva Free users use the one-click video background remover in Canva?

Like on images, the video background remover is a Pro feature. Hence, you can’t use it if you’re only on Canva Free account. If you’ll use the video background remover, upgrade to a Pro account.

 

Can I use the video background remover to remove the background on GIFs from GIPHY?

Unfortunately, the video background remover is only applicable to footage uploaded to Canva or from Canva’s video gallery. You’ll have to save the GIF from GIPHY as a video first. Then, download it to the computer, and reupload it as a video before you can the background remover tool.

 

Are the “Match and Move” and “Color Wipe” transition effects Pro features?

Both the “Match and Move” and “Color Wipe” transition effects are not Pro features. Hence, both free and Pro Canva users can use them for the videos they’re editing on Canva.