Add a background blur to your video

« to Studio visual effects and virtual backgrounds: Overview

Who: Host, Guests, and Producers
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Device: Computer Browser, iOS app, or MacOS desktop app

With visual effects, add a blur to the background of your video from the Studio Lobby.

Please note:
This feature is in beta and is being released gradually to Riverside users.

Step by step

  1. From your computer browser, MacOS desktop app, or iOS app, join a Riverside Studio.
  2. On the Lobby page, in your video preview, click visual-effects-wand-icon.svg Effects.
  3. On the panel under Blur, choose the blur.
  4. Click the X to close Visual effects panel.
  5. Click Join studio and enter the recording session.

You can apply the blur in addition to a virtual background.


Visual effects are not yet supported for Studios set in 4K. Be sure your studio is set to 720p or 1080p to access visual effects.

Background blurs cannot be removed from the final recording file. 

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