Add a Background Graphic to Frame a Recorded Video

Follow the steps below to add a custom graphic behind your clip's video frames in the Editor or use one of Riverside's built-in image options. Be sure to also adjust the layout to include gaps between the videos' frames.

Step by step

  1. On a computer, log in to your Riverside account.
  2. Under Studios, click the relevant Studio.
  3. Click the relevant recording.
  4. In the top right corner, click Go to editor.
    Or scroll to Clips and click a clip with a Draft or magic-spark-icon.svg Magic Clip label.
  1. In the toolbar at the top of the Editor, click background_icon-color.png Background.
  2. In the Background panel, click plus.svg (the plus button).
  3. Pick the image file and click upload.

Your custom graphic must be a JPG or PNG image file. For best results, use an image that matches the clip's aspect ratio so it fills the video frame without getting stretched.

The table below provides guidelines for a custom background's dimensions in horizontal × vertical pixels.
  Clip Aspect Ratio
Clip Export Resolution

9:16 vertical

1:1 square

'Full Length'
16:9 widescreen

720p 720 × 1280 720 × 720 1280 × 720
1080p HD 1080 × 1920 1080 × 1080 1920 × 1080
2160p 4K 2160 × 3840 2160 × 2160 3840 × 2160

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